Student Organizations

Accounting Society


Mission-Statement: To provide to all majors, undergraduate and graduate, information on the accounting profession.


  • Monthly meeting with presentations by local professionals.
  • One social activity per semester.
  • Meet local employers.

Meeting Times and Location
First Wednesday of every month @ 1:30 pm in BUSN 319

Contact Information / Website
Robert Pena

Faculty Advisor
Hettie Houghton

American Marketing Association (AMA)


Mission-Statement: To be a professional student organization by furthering the professional development of students through leadership, training, and involvement in the field of marketing.


  • Develop personal and professional marketing skills.
  • Build a marketing plan for local businesses and implement marketing activities in a real-world setting.
  • Attend a yearly National AMA Conference in New Orleans.

Meeting Times and Location
Tuesdays @3:00 pm in BUSN 309

Contact Information
Alexandra Sanchez

Faculty Advisor
Robin Grambling

American Society for Quality (ASQ)


Mission-Statement: The mission of the UTEP Student Chapter of ASQ is to increase awareness about the importance of quality on both individual and organizational levels by providing opportunities for learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange.


  • Community Service Events
  • Guest Speakers
  • Professional Development Events
  • Training & Certifications

Meeting Times and Location
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Room TBD

Faculty Advisor
Ricardo Blazquez

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)


Mission-Statement: To serve our members by delivering relevant technology and leadership education, research and information on current business and technology issues, and forums for networking and collaboration.


  • Building rich media once a year for a needed non-profit organization. We implement web design, video production, and social networking strategies to help them grow.
  • Attend AITP National Conference.
  • Present multiple workshops per semester.

Meeting Times and Location
Wednesdays @ 3:00 PM in BUSN 331

Contact Information / Website
Brian Steinke

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Laura Hall

Association for Operations Management (APICS)


Mission-Statement: To build knowledge and skills in operations management professionals to enhance and validate abilities and accelerate careers.


  • Attend plant tours of local and out of town production facilities, such as Coca-Cola, Price's, etc.
  • Prepare members for Six Sigma Green Belt, CPIM and CSCP certification.
  • Attend El Paso APICS professional chapter monthly meetings.
  • Host Operations and Supply chain professionals to discuss different areas, such as globalization and the growth of supply chain and its importance.
  • Network with professionals.

Meeting Times and Location
Wedensdays @ 3:00 PM in BUSN 313

Contact Information / Website
Diego Mejorado - President

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Jose Ablanedo Rosas

Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)


Mission-Statement: To create opportunities, add value, build relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding Latino Leadership in the global workforce.


  • Engage in the mentoring program
  • Learn how to navigate a career fair
  • Build your network
  • Attend ALPFA convention
  • Engage in community service
  • Participate in national competitions

Meeting Times and Location
Wedensdays @ 3:00 PM in BUSN 319

Contact Information
Jaqueline Ramos

Faculty Advisor
Jorge Baeza

Beta Alpha Psi


Mission-Statement: To promote the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; provide opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.


  • Publish resume book for pledge members.
  • Meet local partners and CPA’s often.
  • Compete and participate at Regional and National Meeting.

Meeting Times and Location
Wednesdays @ 1:30 pm  in BUSN 319

Contact Information / Website
Lizette Estrada

Faculty Advisor
Hettie Houghton

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO)


Mission-Statement: CEO is an organization that aims for professional development with the goal of seeking and achieving academic success, obtaining the necessary tools for business creation, as well as spotting potential job opportunities. With the Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization, you will be able to make the changes you want in the university , it will raise your standards of business, but overall it will give you the tools to enhance your way of living and become successful in your career.


  • Attend National CEO conference to learn about entrepreneurship.
  • Participate in Elevator Pitch Competition.
  • Work closely with PDNVC and STEM Challenge.

Meeting Times and Location
Thursdays @ 3:00 PM in ECE A-324 Henrietta "Penny" Lewis Conference Room

Contact Information
Brandon Martinez

Faculty Advisor
Art Diaz

Delta Sigma Pi (DSP)


Mission-Statement: America’s foremost professional co-ed fraternity for men and women in business, organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Membership- Recruiting is in the first month of the semester. Pledges are admitted within that month and undergo an 8 week pledging process before they are admitted into the brotherhood.


  • Participate in four professional events per semester.
  • Participate in three community service projects per semester.
  • Represent our Gamma Phi chapter in the Leadership Excellence Academy for Deltasigs conference every semester.

Meeting Times and Location
Every other Monday @ 7:30 PM in BUSN 309
Please RSVP to attend meeting

Contact Information / Website

Faculty Advisor
David Sterling

Financial Management Association (FMA)


Mission-Statement: To act as a liaison between students and the business community; provide opportunities for leadership, professional training, employment, and other professional development activities.


  • Manage an Interactive Brokers account (virtual stock and options portfolio).
  • Updates on news in financial and economic world
  • Professional development events
  • Fundraising and community service events
  • Tours and shadowing of local companies
  • Attend FMA National Conference to learn about finance and local career opportunities
  • FMA Investors is an investments club that aims to become an independent association that will manage a portfolio comprised of capital invested in the major stock markets. This portfolio will be managed by students.

Meeting Times and Location
Wednesdays @ 4:00 PM in BUSN 323

Contact Information
Brenda Simental

Faculty Advisor
Gary Hedrick

Global Engagement and Exchange Organization (GEEO)


Mission-Statement: Global Engagement and Exchange Organization is an educational student organization at the University of Texas at El Paso offering its members the opportunity to foster relationships with companies in order to create internship opportunities. The organization offers its members the ability to apply their skills in the organization in order to become better candidates for the job market. Our members are interested in world issues, leadership, and management. GEEO takes pride in the network that enables students to engage in global exchange through international internships.

The organization offers its members the opportunities for a smooth transition to a professional mindset by having them participate in its business operations and offering internships around the world. After a member returns from an internship, he/she will teach new members from his or her experiences in order for future generations to be prepared for their internships.

Meeting Times and Location
Tuesdays @ 3:00 PM in BUSN 330

Contact Information
Alejandra Meouchi

Faculty Advisor
Laird Smith

MBA Association (MBAA)


Mission-Statement: The mission of the UTEP MBA Association is to enhance professional development opportunities by providing members with corporate engagements where academic skills are applied through peer leadership and project management in a culture of excellence.

Meeting Times and Location
Day/time TBD in UTEP Graduate Business Center
201 E. Main Drive, Chase Building Room 520
Please RSVP to attend meeting.

Contact Information
Chelsea Lamego

Faculty Advisor
Bill Conwell

Regional Economic Development Association (REDA)


Mission-Statement: To improve the economic and political outlook of the Paso del Norte region.


  • Work closely with regional business, political, and academic leaders on hands-on economic and community development projects.
  • Publish an online magazine featuring regional economic, political, and academic issues.
  • Organize conferences and forums to stimulate discussion and awareness of regional issues.
  • 3 Day Startup entrepreneurship weekend startup program

Meeting Times and Location
Thursdays @ 3:00 PM in BUSN 319

Contact Information/Website
Eden Klein

Faculty Advisor
David Sterling

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


Mission-Statement: To provide insightful and constructive experiences in the key areas of Human Resource Management and broaden our member's understanding of the field. In addition, we hope to expand our member’s network opportunities through attendance at weekly meetings, and participation at El Paso SHRM monthly meetings.


  • Holding monthly speaker meetings.
  • Continuing fiscal balance as a result of working at job fairs.
  • Participating in company tours and professional visits.
  • Helping with community activities.
  • Interacting with other student organizations.
  • Striving for and receiving the SHRM Superior Merit Award.

Meeting Times and Location
Thursdays @ 3:00 PM in BUSN 326

Contact Information / Website
Ana Meraz

Faculty Advisor
Art Diaz

Women in Business Association


Mission-Statement: To advocate equality for women in the workplace through awareness, activism, education and empowerment.


  • To develop experiences designed to develop skills in leadership
  • To provide members with an opportunity to meet accomplished business women.
  • Participate in activities to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
  • Organize annual Fashion Show

Meeting Times and Location
Wednesdays @ 3:00 PM in BUSN 309

Contact Information
Sandra Najera

Faculty Advisor
Denise Olivas