Honor Societies

Alfred University's College of Business houses seven honor societies.

Alpha Iota Delta
National Honor Society in Decision Sciences and Information Systems

Faculty Advisor: Fred Farley

In 1971, a group of members of the Decision Sciences Institute formed Alpha Iota Delta, the national honorary in decision sciences. The purpose of the chapters is threefold:

  • To confer distinction to students in the decision sciences and information systems disciplines for academic excellence
  • To promote the infusion of the functional and behavioral areas of business with the tools, concepts, and methodologies of the decision sciences and information systems
  • To promote interest in the disciplines of decision sciences and information systems

Beta Gamma Sigma
Honors academic achievement in the study of business

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Greg Pac

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student in business anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by the AACSB - The International Association for Management Education. With the expansion of AACSB accreditation internationally, membership is no longer limited to those who have studied in the U.S. or Canada.

To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the upper 7 percent of the junior class, upper 10 percent of the senior class, or upper 20 percent of the graduating master's class. Doctoral candidates are automatically eligible following completion of all requirements for their degree.

Delta Mu Delta
National Honor Society in Business Administration

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Greg Pac

The Greek letters in the Society's name stand for Dia Mathessos Dynamis, signifying Delta Mu Delta's motto: Through Knowledge, Power - the power to manage creatively for social and economic good.

Becoming a member of Delta Mu Delta is an honor indicative of earnest, intelligent purpose and rewarding achievement. This should be the goal of every person pursuing a degree in business administration where Delta Mu Delta membership is possible. The standards of Delta Mu Delta are high. Although many may not gain the Key, they should remember that the hard work done will bring its own reward.

Financial Management Association Honor Society

Faculty Advisor: Mark Lewis

The Financial Management Association International (FMA) was established in 1970 and has become the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. FMA's members include academicians and practitioners across the world. FMA:

  • Broadens the common interests between academics and practitioners
  • Provides opportunities for professional interaction between and among academics, practitioners and students.
  • Promotes the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices
  • Enhances the quality of education in finance

Mu Kappa Tau

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shelly Freyn

National Marketing Honor Society, Mu Kappa Tau was founded in 1966 by members of Pi Sigma Epsilon, the National, Co-ed, Professional Fraternity in Sales, Marketing and Management. Mu Kappa Tau is the only National Marketing Honor Society recognized by the Association of Collegiate Honor Societies. Having this accreditation means that MKT adheres to the highest academic standards

Omicron Delta Epsilon
The International Honor Society in Economics

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sangjoon Lee

Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon 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 publication of its official journal, The American Economist , and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

Pacioli Society
Campus Honor Society in Accounting

Faculty Advisor: Theresa Gunn

The Pacioli Society is Alfred University's honor society for excellence in accounting. Junior and senior students who have completed at least four accounting courses with at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible for membership.