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Alpha Kappa Psi is the largest co-ed business fraternity on campus. Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 53 active brothers in the Iota Upsilon chapter. Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business and to further the individual welfare of members during college and beyond. The dues for Alpha Kappa Psi are one hundred dollars a semester. The current president of Alpha Kappa Psi is Kristin Deardorff, the Vice President is Michael Hornyak, and the Vice President of Finance is Stephanie Hefferan. Dr. Bruce Orvis is the advisor of the Iota Upsilon chapter.
Anyone with an interest in business is welcome to join Alpha Kappa Psi. It is a great way to network and build relationships that will help you upon graduation. Activities that Alpha Kappa Psi partakes include Highway Clean-Up, Up till 2 for St. Jude, and School of Business Week. Projects that Alpha Kappa Psi sets up are résumé workshops, mock interviews, etiquette dinner, and professional speakers.



Slippery Rock's chapter of the American Marketing Association or AMA is it newest business club. They offer membership to anyone who would like to join and with dues at only 55 dollars once a year it’s very affordable. The AMA is involved in the school of business week, and works with many other student organizations. In the AMA you will meet and be involved with a well rounded group, learn valuable networking skills, enhance your resume, be part of a variety of projects, and take part in community service. To join the AMA come to any of the regularly scheduled meetings to pay your dues and fill out an application for nationals.  See our bulletin board on the 3rd floor in ECB for additional info and meeting times or talk to the AMA advisor, Dr. Theresa Wajda.





An economics honorary, the objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics.

Past activities have included participating in International Week, bringing speakers to campus, fundraising events such as bowl night and other events to raise money for trips to New York City, Washington DC, and the Cleveland Fed.

ODE is open to Economics majors, as well as any other business major with 12 or more credits in economics, and a 3.0 GPA and above in both economics and overall. Dues are $31.

International recognition of scholastic achievement in economics, professional development, networking

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The organization is comprised / formed with a group of selected members from each respective club / organization in the School of Business, from the various majors in the department. These club representatives will collaborate to discuss issues and brainstorm viable projects. This is an all-major collaborated movement, created to facilitate other business school clubs. Dr. Bruce Orvis is the advisor.


·       Organizing the next School of Business Week (Spring 2012).

·       Approve funds and finances for School of Business club activities and projects (act as the clearance house for business school clubs finances)

·       Other anticipated activities yet to be discussed.

Meeting Dates and Venue:

Intended to be held once a month in the conference room.

There are no dues for this organization



SAM abounds with opportunities for professional development.  You will meet management and academic leaders from around the world; share your thoughts with your peers through presentations, publications, and interactive sessions at the local and national level; help students and others develop management expertise; and define and guide management thinking into the future.  We believe that every individual interested in management should belong to SAM in addition to any other association in his/her area of specialization.

Within the SRU chapter we partake in the School of Business Week, etiquette dinners, resume builders and field trips to area businesses.

To join SAM attend any of our meetings, as posted on the SAM bulletin board on the third floor of ECB.  Or contact faculty advisors Dr. Diane Galbraith and Dr. Fred Webb. Dues are $30 once a year.




The Student Accounting Society has a semester fee of $5. There are currently about 70 active members that meet Tuesdays and Thursdays during common hour, once a month, where pizza is provided at every organizational meeting! You will have the opportunity to attend speaker presentations, take trips to CPA Firms and other organizations, volunteer, social events, and have a voice for other events; you will also have the chance to travel to Pittsburg to tour organizations dealing with the Accounting major as well as other majors dealing with Accounting. This is a great way to get involved with the School of Business and fantastic add-on to your resume. The board consists of: Jut Phillips-President, Steph Heffernan-VP, Jamie Mittelmier-Secretary, Beth Hockenberry-Treasurer, and Advisors are Dr. Tallpally, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Lusher.


Accredited Programs:
BSBA in Accounting, BSBA in Economics, BSBA in Finance, BSBA in Management, BSBA in Marketing
Candidates for accreditation:
BSBA in Sustainable Management, MBA

Orvis receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Bruce Orvis, associate professor in Slippery Rock University’s School of Business, was honored Saturday as the 2013-14 recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as part of the University’s annual Academic Honors Convocation.

SRU cited as a Best Regional University by U.S. News
Slippery Rock University has again been included in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges with a “Best Regional University - North” ranking.

SRU Alpha Kappa Psi honorary earns ‘Chapter of Year’ award
The Slippery Rock University chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, Iota Upsilon, was named a “Chapter of the Year” award recipient for its accomplishments during the 2013-14 year.

Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed, professional business fraternity with more than 220 chapters on college campuses across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.

Delta Mu Delta outstanding student
Ms. Abby Schon, a member of the newly established business honorary, has been selected by the Delta Mu Delta central office as the regional outstanding student of business.



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