Student Organizations

The Department of Hospitality Management and College of Health and Human Sciences student organizations and interest groups provide opportunities for experiential learning, networking, national and international competitions, travel, volunteer experiences, mentoring experiences, social events, friendships and fun.

The student organizations organized and overseen by the Department of Hospitality Management are listed below.

The Hospitality Management Club (HMC)

Welcome to an outstanding opportunity to build on your successful journey in hospitality management at Kansas State University. The Hospitality Management Club (HMC) is a student club that combines the talents and energy of business-minded individuals who are passionate about customer service and ready to serve and embrace the myriad of opportunities available in this ever-changing world of hospitality.

What’s HMC up to?

Throughout the semester, HMC has traveled to various hospitality businesses as well as given the opportunity to get real world experiences through volunteer work. In November of 2021, the club took a trip to the IMEX Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada and got the opportunity to network with others in the industry. This coming May, students will travel to Chicago to attend the National Restaurant Association Show.

Meeting Schedule for Spring 2022:

Every meeting will start in JU 150 at 5:00 pm and then carpool to the tour location.

  • March 22: Little Batch
  • April 5: Manhattan CVB
  • April 19: Sunset Zoo
  • May 3: End of the year celebration/Welcome new officers

Eta Sigma Delta Honorary Society (ESD)

An international honor society for students with an excellent academic record in the hospitality and tourism industry, Eta Sigma Delta invites juniors and seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 or who are in the top 20 percent of their class to apply. Members have opportunities to distinguish themselves in the eyes of educators, recruiters and industry executives in an increasingly competitive industry. Students receive networking benefits between ESD societies at more than 60 other chapters. Contact Jichul Jang, ESD advisor, for more information.