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Honor Societies

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information 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. Only AACSB-accredited Schools of Business are eligible for chapters of Beta Alpha Psi. Samford’s Kappa Pi chapter of Beta Alpha Psi sponsors an extensive schedule of activities throughout the academic year including monthly professional programs covering such topics as careers in accounting and finance, interviewing and resume preparation, and graduate school options; the annual Accounting Career Night which provides an opportunity for interaction with professionals from the local business community; volunteering with Habitat for Humanity; and social events with accounting firms.

Faculty Advisor: Sharon Jackson (205) 726-2761 or ssjackso@samford.edu

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

Faculty Advisor: William Belski (205) 726-2182 or whbelski@samford.edu

Mu Kappa Tau

Mu Kappa Tau was founded in 1966 to recognize academic excellence within the marketing discipline. It is the only national Marketing Honor Society to be recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. MKT encourages and recognizes scholarship ad high academic accomplishment among marketing students. The honor society brings marketing professional and students together on the basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness to stimulate interaction and the exchange of ideas between members.

Faculty Advisor: Darin White (205) 726-4477 or dwhite1@samford.edu

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of ODE are recognition of schlastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics as well as the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty within the economics department. There are currently 678 chapters throughout the world.

Faculty advisor: Jeremy Thornton (205) 726-2128 or jpthornt@samford.edu