College of Business & Technology

Student Organizations and Honor Societies

As a student at WIU in the College of Business and Technology (CBT), you have numerous opportunities to get involved. These opportunities will help you meet other students in your major and you’ll get a chance to see some really terrific guest speakers. In addition, you’ll develop relationships with enormous networking benefits. The possibilities are endless! Really!

PurplePost 2.0

Student Organizations register with the Office of Student Activities to ensure they are recognized by the University and can receive important resources that help ensure the success of their organizations. Every active student organization is required to re-register on PurplePost 2.0 every Spring. This ensures officer and advisor information, organization constitutions, and other important information about the organization is regularly updated. View detailed registration information.

Tips & Guidelines

  • Be sure to keep your organization in good standing with Student Activities.There are many benefits to working with Student Activities and registering your organization. Check it out! They’re a great group of people and can help you in so many ways!
  • Promote your organization via the OSA Activities Fair. This is a terrific way to get the word out about your organization and what you do.
  • Set programming goals and work to develop the potential of all members. Visit the Office of Student Activities to get involved.

College of Business and Technology

  • Beta Gamma Sigma

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    Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

  • CBT Student Organization Council (SOC)

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    The Student Organization Council is a student advisory council made up of the presidents and vice-presidents from CBT college and department organizations. This group meets twice a semester.

  • Delta Sigma Pi (DSP)

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    Delta Sigma Pi is a co-ed professional business fraternity that hosts numerous professional, social, and community service events throughout the school year. With over 265,000 members worldwide, Delta Sigma Pi provides an array of opportunities and resources including an extensive alumni network.

    Meetings: Thursdays @ 5:30 p.m. in Stipes Hall 226

    Faculty Advisor: Jessica Lin

  • Women in Business

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    Women in Business (WIB) is an undergraduate organization dedicated to providing young women with a strong alumni network and an array of professional, academic, and career developing activities.

    Meetings: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in Stipes Hall 230

    Faculty Advisor: Michelle Howe

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

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    Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor organization for financial information students and professionals. Zeta Beta 141 is the Beta Alpha Psi chapter here at WIU.

    Faculty Advisor: Cheryl Westen

  • Finance Club

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    Faculty Advisor: Mary Calvert

  • Society of Accountancy (SOA) QC Campus

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    The Society of Accountancy (SOA) prepares its members to meet the upcoming challenges of pursuing an accounting or business career. It explores the accounting profession with a focus on newly created fields. The society offers interesting speakers, interactive meetings, and community service. The SOA sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program each spring.

    Learn more about SOA

    Faculty Advisor: Steven Hunt

  • Institute of Management Accountants

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    Develop financial information professionals through interaction with students, professors, professionals, and the community.

    Faculty Advisor: Amy Ford

  • Agriculture

  • Agricultural Council

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    The Agricultural Council supervises and coordinates the activities of the agricultural clubs within the School of Agriculture.

    Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month in Knoblauch Hall 152

    Faculty Advisor: Andrew Baker

  • Agricultural Education Club

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    The Agriculture Education Club at Western Illinois University strives to educate the future of our society about the agricultural industry, while also constantly striving to enhance our own personal knowledge of agriculture in business, production, and technology.

    Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 5:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152

    Faculty Advisor: Andrew Baker

  • Agribusiness Club

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    The Agribusiness Club is an organization within the School of Agriculture that strives to connect students with industry professionals. Students have the opportunity to learn from agribusiness men and women about how to be successful within the industry.

    Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 308

    Faculty Advisors: Jason Franken and Graciela Andrango

  • Agricultural Mechanization Club

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    We are the Western Illinois Ag. Mech. Club. The group hosts the Farm Machinery Show held in Western Hall every Spring, which is the largest student run show in the United States.

    Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 307

    Faculty Advisors: Dan Atherton and Jana Knupp

  • Agronomy Club

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    Agronomy Club gives leadership and involvement opportunities to WIU students from all majors who are interested in crop production and soil sciences.

    Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 5:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 226

    Faculty Advisor: Mark Bernards

  • AgVocators

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    AgVocators is a team of agriculture students who promote agriculture and WIU to high school and post-secondary students. We travel to many conferences, career fairs, high schools/junior colleges, conventions and host an Ag Open House each semester.

    Meetings: Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152

    Faculty Advisor: Jana Knupp

  • Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

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    Enhances professionalism, scholarship, ethics, community service, and brotherhood among men in agriculture.

    Meetings: each Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the AGR house

    Faculty Advisor: Kevin Bacon and Mark Hoge

  • Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity

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    Professional/social national fraternity founded in 1971 with agriculture heritage that takes pride in high standards and developing a meaningful brotherhood. Our common background and value system help us to quickly build relationships that last a lifetime.

    Meetings: each Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the chapter house

    Faculty Advisor: Joel Gruver

  • Alpha Zeta

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    Alpha Zeta is an honorary, professional fraternity for students studying agriculture or natural resources and dedicated to academic excellence, leadership, integrity and service. To be invited to join Alpha Zeta students must have sophomore or above standing and be in the top 40% academically within their college or School of Agriculture. Graduate and transfer students are eligible.

    Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152

    Faculty Advisor: Jason Franken

  • Collegiate Farm Bureau

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    The Collegiate Farm Bureau engages students in educational, leadership and networking opportunities while connecting students with the Illinois Farm Bureau. Become a member of the WIU chapter and you'll interact with other students, community leaders, government officials, and more! You will have the unique opportunity to attend the Illinois Farm Bureau's annual meeting, Collegiate Discussion Meets, and Young Leaders Conference. You will also gain all of the benefits that a Farm Bureau member receives.

    Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152

    Faculty Advisor: Jana Knupp

  • Collegiate FFA

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    The Collegiate FFA Chapter at Western Illinois University works to serve high school agricultural programs in the State of Illinois. We promote scholarship, leadership and service, as well as maintaining a high ethical standard as a prerequisite upon entering a professional agricultural career.

    Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152

    Faculty Advisor: Andrew Baker

  • Equestrian Club

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    Meetings: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Keeney Room, Campus Recreation Center

    Faculty Advisor: Win Phippen

  • Forestry Club

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    The name of this organization shall be the Western Illinois University Forestry Club (WIU FC). The WIU FC is a student organization at Western Illinois University. This organization’s purpose shall be to educate the students at Western Illinois University about the proper planting, care and removal of trees and the safe practices required to administer tree care services.

    Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 201

    Faculty Advisor: Paul Blome

  • Hoof-N-Horn Club

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    The Hoof N Horn Club promotes closer relationships among students interested in livestock and animal science. We are a group of around 40, with most members being agriculture majors. The Hoof N Horn club focuses on promoting the agricultural industry as a whole.

    Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Livestock Center

    Faculty Advisor: Mark Hoge

  • Horticulture Club

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    The Western Illinois University Horticulture Club's purpose shall be to educate students about horticulture and provide an opportunity for members to share their passion, knowledge and experiences in horticulture. The club provides interested students extracurricular activities in horticulture including: hands-on experiences, out-of-classroom education, guest speakers, greenhouse work, work within the community, National Collegiate Landscape Competition, field trips, and monthly social events.

    Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 226

    Faculty Advisor: Shelby Henning

  • Livestock Judging

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    Represents WIU at state and national livestock judging contests in the Senior College Division. It welcomes students interested in expanding their knowledge of livestock, evaluating livestock, developing communication skills, and competing on the superior level of national competition. WIU team-members strive for team awards, as well as individual accomplishments.

    Faculty Advisor: Mark Hoge

    Learn more about the livestock judging team

  • Sigma Alpha Sorority

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    Sigma Alpha is a professional sorority organized to foster the study of agriculture among women by promoting scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Our objective is to promote our members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them.

    Meetings: every Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152

    Faculty Advisor: Jana Knupp

  • Computer Science

  • Computer Science Association

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    The CSA is a student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery. The group provides a social environment for anyone who wishes to learn more about working as a team to accomplish self-defined goals. Collaborate in project development and management to further members knowledge and experience in all facets of computer science.

    Meetings: each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in Stipes Hall 304

    Faculty Advisor: Justin Ehrlich

  • Management Information Systems Association

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    MISA is an organization on campus whose goal is to network with other students and faculty in the field of Information Systems. MISA also allows students the opportunity to expand their education with an exposure to the field of Information Systems.

  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society

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    UPE is the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines. Outstanding students in the School of Computer Sciences can be nominated for membership. Learn more about Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

  • Economics and Decision Sciences

  • Analytics and Economics Student Association

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    Meetings: Mondays at 2:00 p.m. in Stipes Hall 217

    Faculty Advisor: Jessica Lin

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society

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    The Omicron Delta Epsilon is the International Honor Society for Economics. Visit the website for details.

  • Engineering

  • Academic Club for Engineering (ACE): QC Campus

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    The purpose of the Academic Club of Engineering (ACE) is to enhance each members’ educational experience by providing academic resources, hands-on experience and community service opportunities. Furthermore, the club will strive to represent and promote the Engineering Department at WIU-QC by hosting and participating in local engineering related activities.

    Visit the ACE website for details.

    Faculty Advisor: Il-Seop Shin

  • Management and Marketing

  • Marketing Club

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    The WIU Marketing Club is an organization designed to give marketing students an opportunity to further enhance their college experience through extracurricular activity within their major field of study, though non-majors are encouraged to join as well. Our organization provides students with the opportunity to explore the practical applications of marketing management, advertising, promotion, and public relations. The club works to arrange guest speaker presentations, career workshops, as well as social and fundraising events. Additionally, members also have the chance to attend various career forums and marketing conferences each year.

    Meetings: every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. in Stipes Hall 230

    Faculty Advisor: Donna Wiencek

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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    Founded in 1948, SHRM is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, SHRM is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 600 affiliated chapters within the United State.

    Faculty Advisor-Macomb: Bruce Western

    Faculty Advisor-Quad Cities: Susan Stewart

  • Supply Chain Management Student Association (SCMSA)

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    The SCMSA is a student organization that provides forum for all students, faculty and staff interested in supply chain management. The association presents opportunities for students and faculty to interact with and hear from industry experts, alumni and supply chain related professional associations. SCMSA provides social, networking and professional development opportunities.

    Faculty Advisors: Barton Jennings and Honey Zimmerman