Student Organizations

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

The Virginia Tech chapter of CMAA is a student affiliate of a worldwide professional organization that represents the club management profession. Through membership, students gain a better understanding of the private-club management industry and its many career opportunities. Chapter activities include monthly meetings, club site visits, socials, and fundraising events. The chapter raises money to send students to the annual conference that generally draws 4,000 club professionals and 500 students.

Eta Sigma Delta – International Hospitality Management Honor Society (ESD)

The hospitality education’s honor society invites eligible students to become members in their junior year. The society undertakes service projects and promotes academic excellence in hospitality education.

Hospitality Management Association (HMA)

This organization gives students practical experience and leadership opportunities in catering, food presentation, hotel/motel operations, sales and marketing, and professional experiences in association management. Through catering functions, members raise funds for hotel and restaurant site visits and to attend trade shows and conventions, including the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, the National Hotel Sales and Marketing Association Convention, and the International Hotel Motel Show in New York.  Visit the Hospitality Management Association website for more information.

National Society for Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)

NSMH is a national organization representing an array of social and cultural backgrounds with chapters at many U.S. universities. NSMH emphasizes the benefits of a diverse workforce to the hospitality industry. NSMH members travel to regional and national events that network students with company sponsors, industry representatives, and other hospitality organizations, advisors, and mentors.


If you are interested in learning more about our student organizations, please contact our office at htmdpt@vt.edu.