The Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) International Hospitality Management Honor Society was started through the efforts of a group of students at the University of New Hampshire in 1978. They identified the need to recognize scholarship, service, professionalism, and leadership among hospitality & tourism students. Presently, there are 90 active ESD chapters worldwide including Bethune-Cookman University, under the guidance of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE).
Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are invited to become members of ESD after completing 50% of the hospitality management program. ESD offers a network of peers, advisors, educators, and industry partners to assist in charting careers. ESD members are leaders and role models within their programs – it is a recognized on-campus organization, participating in activities, fundraising, and volunteering.
The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) is the leading professional organization for hospitality students that focus on diversity and multiculturalism, as well as the career development of its student members. Bethune-Cookman University has an active Chapter lead by the dynamic executive board including William Webb, who serves as the Finance Director on the National Board.
For more information on how to become a member, please contact the Chapter’s advisor Dr. White-McNeil, firstname.lastname@example.org.