Student Clubs

Albers Clubs and Student Organizations provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, broaden social and professional backgrounds, and contribute to the University and to the community. Some of the more popular reasons to become involved include:

  • The social atmosphere
  • Exposure to professionals in the business community (networking is the number one way people find jobs)
  • Involvement in community service projects
  • Interaction with other students who have the same academic and professional goals and ambitions
  • Increased contact with Albers School faculty
  • Resume enhancement with activities outside the classroom.

Albers Clubs and Student Organization Offices are located in Pigott 110.

Albers Business Clubs

Albers Economics Club

Faculty Sponsor: Erin Vernon, PhD
206-296-2073

The Seattle University Economics Club provides academic and professional development for students with interest in Economics. We host a variety of events, game nights, presentations, and Q&A sessions for students interested in and studying Economics. Attend events and info sessions to learn about the Economics program track, network with professors and other students, and explore the world of Econ!

Albers Investment Club

For those interested in investing
Faculty Sponsor: Vinay Datar, PhD
206-296-2801

Visit the Investment Club website.

The goal of the Investment Club is to give members a "real world" opportunity to learn about investing. The principal activity of the club is managing a portfolio of real dollars. In addition, the club studies various investment strategies, sponsors guest speakers, field trips to companies and organizations in the investment community, and other activities. University students from all academic majors are welcome to participate.

Alpha Kappa Psi

The business majors' club
Faculty Sponsor: Bryan Ruppert, PhD
206-296-2827

AKPsi is the oldest and largest professional business fraternity in the nation. The Seattle University chapter is the strongest in the Northwest region, as well as one of the strongest chapters nationwide. AKPsi aims to supplement your leadership and social skills before you enter the work force. AKPsi sponsors many social and educational events and undertakes projects which aid the community and the Albers School. Admittance to membership occurs quarterly. All candidates participate in a fun and educational rush process.

American Marketing Association

Open to all students & majors
Faculty Sponsor: Joseph Barnes, MA
206-296-5723

Visit SU's American Marketing Association website.

The Seattle University American Marketing Association was founded in Fall 2013 as a way to connect students to the greater Seattle business community and taking marketing "beyond the classroom" through an interactive guest speaker series, corporate tours, networking events, workshops, hands-on projects, and case competitions.

Additionally, we work closely with the Puget Sound professional AMA chapter to connect students with professionals in the greater Seattle area through monthly luncheons and other networking events.

Beta Alpha Psi

The accounting honor's club
Faculty Sponsor: Gabriel Saucedo, PhD
206-296-5707

Visit the Beta Alpha Psi website.

Our chapter of the Beta Alpha Psi organization, Delta Eta, was started in 1973 and has been recognized as a superior chapter within the organization every year since 2001. Beta Alpha Psi is open to all accounting, finance, and business analytics majors or minors. We host weekly meetings for students to listen to professionals and meet the firms to discuss their experience and advice on developing their career and paths available for students.

Our chapter sponsors a series of networking events that allow students to meet recruiters from major firms in the Seattle and Bellevue area, learn about internal accounting and finance practices, and connect with your local community through service. In addition to hosting small events for our members the organization holds conferences that we attend to learn and network with students from other BAP chapters. Being a part of Beta Alpha Psi is an excellent way to understand where you want to grow with your career.

To further increase student opportunities and recognition within Beta Alpha Psi, students may join the honor society by maintaining a GPA of a 3.0 or higher, taking two upper level classes in their respective major, and actively participating in Beta Alpha Psi sponsored activities. When students become members of the honor society, it is a recognition of their academic and professional excellence within their community.

Beta Gamma Sigma

The business honor society
Faculty Sponsor: April Atwood, PhD
206-296-6035

Visit the Beta Gamma Sigma Society website.

By invitation only. Established in 1913, BGS is a national honor society for students majoring in business and management at schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB International. Only students ranked in the top 10% of their undergraduate program and the top 20% of their master's program are eligible for invitation to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, which is extended each spring quarter.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club

For those interested in innovation and entrepreneurship
Faculty Sponsor: Peter Rowan, MBA, MA
206-296-2469

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Club mission is to empower and encourage students to cultivate their entrepreneur expertise and innovative business ideas by providing opportunities to engage with diverse entrepreneurs and communities. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join and participate in this club!

Management Advancement Club (MAC)

Faculty Sponsor: Bryan Ruppert, PhD
206-296-2827

Join us on Facebook.

The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage personal and professional development through outreach to the community, networks inside of Seattle University and the resources it offers, the professors and academia geared towards management, and spreading the word about value of the management major and its offerings.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

The international honors society for economics
Faculty Sponsor: Erin Vernon, PhD
206-296-2073

Visit the Omicron Delta Epsilon website.

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) that was created in 1963 . The objectives of ODE are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities and among colleges and universities. The Seattle University ODE chapter (Delta of Washington) was established in 1975. Admittance to ODE is based on the completion of four courses in Economics and the attainment of at least a "B" average. Students are inducted into the Society during the Winter quarter meetings of the Economics Advisory Board.

Toastmasters International

To improve your presentation skills
Faculty Sponsor: Bryan Ruppert, PhD
206-296-2827

Visit the SU Toastmasters Facebook page.

Toastmasters is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated towards facilitating and developing strong communication skills. Here at Seattle University, we are focused on using the tools and activities set up by Toastmasters International to aid you in becoming exceptional communicators. This is achieved through the Toastmasters program, which centers around giving speeches on varying topics of your choice in a typical classroom setting. Our aim is to provide you with a safe haven to perform these speeches and aid you as you progress through the program. Membership in Toastmasters provides students with professional resources on speaking successfully and is a strong asset on a student’s resume.

Women in Business

Faculty Sponsor: Colette Hoption, PhD
206-296-5717

Visit the Women in Business Instagram page.

Women in Business is a brave space for students to help each other advance in and navigate the world of business. We aim to expand career, leadership, and networking opportunities for women by bringing together the sharpest female business leaders to host events, discuss relevant topics, and create a unique networking space for student, alumni, and professionals. While the organization focuses on women in Albers, we celebrate and welcome all students of Seattle University who share the common interests of empowering women in business.

For more information, email wib@seattleu.edu.

For more about Seattle University's Clubs & Organizations, visit the Active Clubs and Organizations page.