With more than 400 student organizations at Texas Tech and nearly 30 business-specific organizations at Rawls College, there's no shortage of ways to get involved outside of the classroom.
Joining a student organization is an excellent way to experience personal growth, meet new friends, share common interests with other students, staff and faculty, and give back to the larger university and community through service and outreach. Through participation in these organizations, you can enhance your leadership skills and engage in experiential learning while working to fulfill organizational goals.
Student organizations are an important part of student life at Rawls College and we encourage you to get involved!
Business Fraternities / Organizations
Alpha Kappa Psi is the premier developer of principled business leaders. It was founded in 1904, and came to Texas Tech in 1966. We are a co-ed professional business fraternity, and all majors are welcome and encouraged! AKPsi engages in many different events every semester including social, professional, service, fundraising, and more.
ALPFA is the premier Latino organization for professionals and students in business, finance, accounting, and related fields. The goal of the organization is to empower members as leaders of character in every sector of the global economy. One of our main objectives at ALPFA is to develop networking and career opportunities that our members will be able to value and apply once they step inside the real world. We also offer access to scholarship programs and creating opportunities to network with other students.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive. As such, membership is by invitation only. To qualify, you must be in the top 10% of juniors or seniors (based on GPA) in the Rawls College of Business.
The Black Business Student Association is dedicated to providing support to diverse and minority business students, especially those who are African American. Through networking, panel discussions, and workshops, BBSA will provide quality learning opportunities for students.
The Multicultural Student Business Association (MSBA) serves to create a diverse community of leaders within the Rawls College of Business and ultimately impacting all of Texas Tech. We will touch on topics that seem to divide the workplace in an open setting and use these discussions to propel our thinking to change our business culture in a positive way.
PrideSTEM is a student professional organization at Texas Tech University of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA), and ally students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We empower and advocate for sexual minority individuals associated with STEM by providing professional development, networking, mentoring, and peer support.
We educate all communities regarding scientific, technological, and medical concerns of sexual minorities in order provide a more supportive and inclusive environment, free from discrimination and bias. We provide various resources such as research, scholarship, internship, academic, and networking opportunities, professional panels, workshops, and conferences, job prep and interview training, and much more. We are a resource of support, connections, and information that will help you reach your STEM professional goals.
Rawls Business Ambassadors act as representatives of the Rawls College of Business throughout the campus and community. They encourage recruitment and retention of students. Ambassadors support the development of Rawls College by attending various event on behalf of the college. It is a great opportunity to network with your peers, faculty and staff, as well as distinguished alumni.
The Rawls Graduate Association (RGA) is a graduate student organization that focuses on professional and social development of Rawls graduate students. RGA's mission is to bring diverse graduate students together to fuse professional and academic development opportunities, with social and network building opportunities.
Texas TechCEOs (Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization) mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. CEO's vision is to help students achieve their entrepreneurial dreams and goals. We pride ourselves in providing student members with connections, opportunities, events, activities, mentors and resources to help start businesses. CEO is a project based student organization that fosters creative thinking, teamwork, and business professionalism among student members and the Texas Tech community.
Women in Business is an organization at the Rawls College of Business and was founded in September of 2013. As an organization, we have been successful in sending our members to major networking conferences, sparking intriguing interactive panels with top women in their industry, and volunteering at several events in our community. Even though we have been around for a while, our organization is still evolving, and we hope to bring new opportunities for our members throughout the semester. Our aim is to encourage professional development, foster relationships, empower entrepreneurship, and promote leadership!
The Accounting Leadership Council acts as student leadership for the Texas Tech University Department of Accounting, bridging the gap between: students and faculty and students and prospective employers. Its primary purpose is to promote and develop integrity and other standards of professionalism in Texas Tech Accounting students, as well as to support and evaluate the Accounting Department in a purposeful manner.
Energy Commerce & Business Economics
The Energy Commerce Association (ECA) organizes and hosts events for Energy Commerce majors and Certificate in Energy students, providing them with a social and professional network that will carry on through-out their careers. Events include guest speakers, football tailgates, Bowl-a-Thon and Spring Skeet Shoot. In order to initially be eligible to join the ECA students must be enrolled in or completed ENCO 3301, Energy Industry Fundamentals and ENCO 3385, Petroleum Land Management.
The Business Valuation Club assists students who wish to obtain an American Society of Appraisers Business Valuation accreditation. We do this by holding regular meetings and study sessions in order to pass the four accreditation exams. We also provide networking events, and industry trips that allow students to connect with employers around the world.
The Finance Association is dedicated to bringing students who are interested in finance together. Through memberships, meetings, and events, we strive to help students find jobs and interact with members of the financial industry.
The Rawls Banking Association was established to help students who are interested in the banking industry prepare for a successful career. Through a variety of industry trips and networking opportunities, members will be exposed to different areas of banking, various career opportunities and develop skills to improve their professional marketability. This organization goes hand-in-hand with the newly established Excellence in Banking Program at Rawls College.
The Real Estate Organization (REO) is the premier organization for students interested in investment real estate markets, analysis and professions. REO educates, connects and advances its members across the commercial real estate industry, including development, brokerage, management, consulting and capital allocation. REO provides its members with opportunities to personally interact with commercial real estate industry professionals, observe real estate projects first-hand and practically analyze real estate markets and investments.
The purpose of Tech Marketing Association (TMA) is to promote the academic and professional development of members and advance the prestige of the Rawls College of Business Administration and Texas Tech University. To accomplish these goals, we provide our members with opportunities to interact with those in the business community who can offer insight into their careers; participate in community service; engage with Rawls College of Business Administration faculty outside the classroom setting; and support student programming at TTU through participation in intramural sports and attendance at sporting events.
The purpose of Tech Supply Chain Association (TSCA) is to promote the academic and professional development of members and advance the prestige of the Rawls College of Business and specifically, the Supply Chain program. To accomplish these goals, TSCA shall provide members with opportunities to: A. Interact with members of the business community, who can provide insight into careers in the their profession; B. Engage with College of Business Administration faculty and students outside the classroom setting; C. Teach members essential life skills required to be successful in life after graduation; D. Network with recruiting companies through sponsored dinners, classroom visits, and site visits.
AITP is the professional association of career minded individuals who seek to expand their potential in the field of Information Technology-- employers, employees, managers, programmers, and many others. The organization seeks to provide avenues for all their members to be teachers as well as students and to make contacts with other members in the IS field, all in an effort to become more marketable in rapidly changing, technological careers. To learn more about the AITP browse through some of the following information.
Student Government Association Representatives
The Student Government Association (SGA) mission is to strive for honor in the service and protection of the student body of Texas Tech University, through representing their interests by developing personal relationships. In addition, to work diligently to cultivate partnerships with the student body, administration, faculty, staff, and community, to maximize each student's educational and personal growth. The Student Government Association also encourages student involvement and will provide opportunities to develop a lifetime relationship with Texas Tech University for each student and to keep Texas Tech University at the forefront of higher education.
Student Support Groups
Established in 2018, the Dean's Student Council (DSC) is designed to serve as the vital connection between Rawls College of Business students and the dean, thereby fostering a sense of community within the college. Members of the Dean's Student Council will gather feedback from students and advise the dean on these matters. The Dean's Student Advisory Council will also help promote the Rawls College of Business to internal and external audiences.
The Student Business Council (SBC) is a student organization in the Career Management Center. Members of the SBC perform various office tasks, act as ambassadors to the Rawls College of Business and Texas Tech community, and help the CMC staff execute the many events, workshops and services offered each semester. In addition, members of the Student Business Council work with employer partners of the CMC. They assist employers during the Career Fair and other CMC events, provide guidance during on-campus recruiting, and network with them regularly.