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Lutgert College of Business

Lutgert College of Business

LCOB Student and Professional Organizations


Eagle Link: Campus-wide Student Organizations

Accounting Society

The Accounting Society provides students with information about careers in Accounting and about current issues facing the accounting profession. Accounting students are faced with several possible career paths. The Society provides students with an opportunity to meet with accounting professionals and learn more about various career options. Membership in the Society also provides students the opportunity to network with other accounting majors and accounting faculty.

Ms. Jacqueline Conrecode, Faculty Advisor
239-590-7340 or

Accounting Society Website

Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information (accounting, finance and computer information systems) students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. There are approximately 270 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha PSI's formation .

Ms. Jacqueline Conrecode, Faculty Advisor
239-590-7340 or 

Business and Entrepreneurship Club
BEC, the Business and Entrepreneurship Club, invites students from all majors interested in business and new ventures to meet to share information regarding entrepreneurship and business. BEC has become the primary LCOB student organization for undergraduate and graduate students. Students from various majors interact with one another, community business people, alumni and faculty. The BEC also offers ongoing professional growth opportunities for students, alumni, and community benefit.

Dr. Sandra Kauanui, Faculty Advisor
239-590-7433 or

Club e-mail:

Beta Gamma Sigma, FGCU Chapter
Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB International –The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Invitation for membership is sent out in the Spring term.

Dr. Bryan Schaffer, Faculty Advisor                                                                                                                 239-590-7476 or

Beta Gamma Sigma Website

Graduate Business Association
The GBA is the official body representing the graduate students in the Lutgert College of Business. Its primary mission is the development of collegiality among alumni, current graduate business students, and the faculty. A second significant mission is to provide ongoing professional growth opportunities for students, alumni, and community benefit. All graduate students are encouraged to participate in the GBA.

Dr. Mark Case, Faculty Advisor
239-590-7320 or

Omicron Delta Epsilon, FGCU Chapter
Omicron Delta Epsilon, FGCU Chapter (Upsilon chapter of Florida) is the international honor society for economics, with nearly 700 chapters around the world. Its objectives include recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics as well as the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities.

Dr. Dean Stansel, Faculty Advisor
239-590-7420 or

Omicron Delta Epsilon Website

 Society for Human Resource Management
SHRM provides students the opportunity to develop their business skills while learning from industry professionals how their organizations attract, retain, and develop their employees. This student organization is well suited for any student interested in being a more successful and valuable employee, a future business manager, or a human resource management professional. This is a cross-disciplinary student organization and all majors are welcome to join.

Dr. Jerry Schoenfeld, Faculty Advisor
239-590-7388 or

Sports Management Association
The Sports Management Association's main goal is to facilitate the emergence of college students into the sport industry by providing opportunities for students to observe, promote, and participate in the organization and operations of sport related careers. By helping students learn more about the fields that they plan to enter, the association can be productive in creating social networks for the purpose of professional advancement. SMA is the students' bridge from college to their career in the Sport industry.

Dr. Alan Platt, Faculty Advisor
239-590-7324 or

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