Student-oriented Business Organizations

Culverhouse recognizes that a student’s ambition often exceeds the ability that the classroom contains. The Culverhouse student body has access to a very broad offering of trans-curricular programs and organizations that promote networking among students and working professionals.

These organizations derive their relevance to students from their close affiliation with Culverhouse academic programs. All organizations are administered by The Source, UA’s place for campus involvement and engagement.

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Many Culverhouse student organizations include:

Honorary Fraternities

Alpha Mu Alpha

The American Marketing Association established Alpha Mu Alpha as an honorary student society. The major objective is to recognize the scholarship of undergraduate and graduate Marketing students. Students eligible for membership include 1.) the top 10 percent of all undergraduate senior Marketing students who are graduating within the academic school year; 2.) the top 20 percent of all master’s students concentrating in Marketing; and 3.) all doctoral students majoring in Marketing who have completed their course work and passed their comprehensive examinations.

Alpha Sigma Gamma

The Alabama Center for Real Estate sponsors the Alpha Sigma Gamma International Real Estate Honor Society, the only international organization for the recognition of real estate student excellence in the world. To be inducted into the real estate society, one must have completed at least six hours of real estate classes, have a 3.5 GPA overall and a 3.7 GPA in all completed real estate courses. Most students are inducted in the last semester of their senior year.

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is the national honorary accounting fraternity. The purposes of the fraternity are to promote the study of accountancy and to introduce students to the accounting profession. Accounting majors who meet the high scholastic requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and who have completed six hours of Accounting (AC 310 or above) courses at The University of Alabama are eligible for membership.

Beta Gamma Sigma

This chapter is an international honorary fraternity for students in collegiate schools of business and commerce. Membership in The University of Alabama chapter is offered based upon scholarship, leadership, and character. While juniors in the top 7 percent of their class are invited to join, the majority of undergraduate members are chosen from the top 10 percent of the senior class. At the graduate level, only the top 20 percent of candidates for the master’s degree may be considered for membership. Candidates for the Ph.D. degree who have completed all requirements for that degree may be elected without restriction as to number.

Mu Kappa Tau

Mu Kappa Tau is the national honorary society in the field of marketing. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students in Marketing who have met the following academic standards: juniors in the top 10 percent of their class; seniors in the top 20 percent of their class and an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher; and graduate students with an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Gamma Iota Sigma

Gamma Iota Sigma is a national insurance fraternity that serves as the honorary insurance organization at The University of Alabama. Admission is open to Insurance students with a 3.0 or higher GPA and other students who have an overall GPA of at least 3.5 and an interest in insurance as an academic discipline or career. Programs involve presentations on the scientific aspects of insurance by distinguished professionals in this field.

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)

ODE is an international honor society in the field of economics. The objectives are to confer distinction for high scholastic achievement in Economics, to stimulate and promote student interest in all aspects of economics, and to publish an official journal, The American Economist. Membership in the Beta Chapter at The University of Alabama is open to students who meet the national standards of scholarship. Undergraduate members are selected from the top 35 percent of the class, and must maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher overall and better than a 2.75 average for all work in Economics. Graduate members are similarly elected from the top 35 percent of those majoring in Economics and maintaining better than a B average.

Mu Sigma Rho

Mu Sigma Rho is a national honorary fraternity for statistics whose purpose is to bring together students and faculty members interested in the application of statistical methods in the social and physical sciences. Undergraduate students having a B or better average for 12 or more semester hours in statistics and a 2.75 or higher overall average GPA are eligible for membership. Graduate students are also eligible for membership.