Clubs and Organizations
Eta Sigma Delta
Eta Sigma Delta(ESD) is the international hospitality and tourism honor society for academically outstanding students in the hospitality field. It is affiliated with CHRIE (Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education) in which Mercyhurst maintains membership . To be eligible for membership in the Mercyhurst Chapter of ESD, a student must be a junior or senior and rank in the top 20 percent of the HRIM class. ESD members participate in various activities during the year such as community service projects, fundraising for the ESD Chapter Scholarship, and working on a variety of special projects in conjunction with the director's office.
Hospitality Management Association
The Hospitality Management Association (HMA) is a service organization which assists the department in its various endeavors. Students participate in educational enrichment opportunities (sales blitz activities with nationally recognized chains, speakers and field trips) which aid in the enhancement of their knowledge of the hospitality industry. Working closely with the faculty and staff, fundraising events are scheduled throughout the year to benefit a variety of club and department activities. This student organization sponsors the annual senior dinner where graduate certificates and faculty awards are given.
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
The role of our National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) chapter is to educate all students to aid in the recruitment, retention, support and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry. Through education we encourage students to recognize and break down boundaries of differences amongst people different from themselves.
Professional Convention Management Association
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) student chapter was formed to increase management awareness of meetings and conventions, to broaden their scope of activity, refine their educational pursuits, and to expand the training base for students interested in the meeting and convention field.