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Student Organizations

Student Organizations

The John and Mary Jo Boler College of Business supports many student organizations that can help get you involved on campus and ready to lead.  Check out what business groups are available as well as other opportunities for involvement across John Carroll University.

Accounting Association

Join the Accounting Association and gain many benefits and advantages:

  • Make professional connections with other members, regionally and nationally
  • Build a solid support group of likeminded friends and peers
  • Improve your networking skills, while meeting alumni and potential employers
  • Stay current regarding emerging trends in accounting
  • Explore a variety of accounting careers
  • Meet local professionals and guest speakers
  • Attend social events throughout the year

Contact Ms. Alissa Choi at for more information.

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is a Professional Co-ed Business Fraternity founded in 1904 with the purpose of developing student members into principled business leaders. Alpha Kappa Psi has over 240,000 initiated members at 265 universities in three countries — making it the oldest and largest business fraternity in the world.

Here is some information regarding Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Scholarships:

  • more than $40,000 in scholarships awarded annually
  • scholarships awards range between $500 – $2,500
  • Scholarship applications are due in March each year
  • scholarships awarded each July for upcoming academic year
  • some scholarships available to all AKPsi students
  • other scholarships focus on those majoring in specific fields

Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Scholarships Eligibility:

  • Initiated members, undergraduate and graduate, of Alpha Kappa Psi in good standing with the fraternity.
  • Full-time student with a GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Strong record of chapter and/or campus leadership.
  • Potential members may apply, but should be initiated by the application deadline.
  • In addition to general eligibility guidelines, some scholarships are designated for candidates with certain qualifications.

Contact the Club for more information.

American Marketing Association (AMA)

The American Marketing Association provides a platform of experiential learning activities to help student marketers put theory into practice, while developing their leadership skills.

As a member of the Boler AMA Collegiate Chapter, you open yourself and your future career to a network of 11,000 student members at 20 Ohio collegiate chapters, and 370 AMA collegiate chapters in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and select International locations.

The AMA Annual International Collegiate Conference is a three-day event where marketing students can hear from top speakers in the field and network with other AMA chapter members. The next International Collegiate Conference will be held April 5-7, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.

Contact the Club for more information.

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

Beta Gamma Sigma membership is by Invitation Only. Boler students in the top 10% of undergraduate juniors, the top 10% of undergraduate seniors (those that have applied for graduation) and the top 20% of graduating graduate students are reviewed by Boler faculty, and if approved, are issued a formal invitation to join the society.

John Carroll University is proud to be involved in Beta Gamma Sigma for 45 years, and was recently recognized as an Honors Chapter for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Economics Association

The Economics Association provides experience and exposure to economics, within business and research in areas outside the classroom.

Contact the Club for more information.

Finance Association

The Finance Association provides a forum for students interested in finance to share ideas and meet professional finance managers.

Contact the Club for more information.


The International Business, Language and Culture (IBLC) Association represents the IBLC and other business majors in the Boler College of Business. Their goal is to establish an identity that will nurture and promote their international interests while expanding student knowledge of global business, culture and awareness of international issues.

Contact the Club for more information.

Investment Club

The Investment Club provides its members insight and exposure to the various aspects of investing, including personal investing, retirement, stocks and bonds, along with mutual and hedge funds.  Weekly meetings include a review of current markets as well as guest speakers offering insights and perspectives on topics of investment.

Contact the Club for more information.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The SHRM serves the needs of human resources students by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available.

Contact the Club for more information.

Student Business Advisory Council (SBAC)

The SBAC is made up of the presidents of all the business organizations on campus to encourage unity among students and faculty in the college of business.

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For more information on these and other campus organizations, visit the Office of Student Activities.