Hospitality and Tourism Student Clubs

Hospitality Society

The Hospitality Society is a student activity designed to support professionalism and the hospitality management curriculum. Through co-curricular activities and experiences (guest lectures, field trips, community service off and on campus, and bonding), students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.


To build and strengthen relationships, professionalism, and appreciation for the hospitality industry among its students, alumni, and supporters of the International School of Hospitality and Tourism at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The driving force of this society will stem from the needs of its members so as to aid in the development of the students through networking, scholarship opportunities, and career-enhancing experiences.

Metropolitan Campus Advisor: Kane Pappas,, 201-692-7276 – Office.

Florham Campus Advisor: Ruth Hladyk,, 973-443-8272- Office.

Club Management Association of America

Established in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the professional association for managers of membership clubs. With close to 7000 members across all classifications, our manager members run more than 2500 country, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town, and military clubs (CMAA website). The New Jersey Chapter of the CMAA has been instrumental in the growth of our student chapter which provides opportunities for:

  • Educational and Professional Development
  • Mentorship
  • Networking with nearby club managers
  • Participating in NJCMA events and educational meetings
  • Exchanging information on issues of concern
  • Attending National Student Conference and World Conference
  • Scholarships provided by the New Jersey Club Foundation to qualifying students

The Fairleigh Dickinson University student chapter is the only student chapter based in the state. Our chapter offers opportunities for students to learn about the private club industry and club management professions. Through attending meetings and events and by gaining practical experience through internships, being a student member of CMAA is a great way to gain professional experience.

Faculty Advisor: Kane Pappas, 201-692-7276 or

Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society

Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) is the international honor society that recognizes exceptional academic and service achievement among hospitality and tourism students. It is administered by I-CHRIE, the leading international association devoted to hospitality and tourism education with over 100 chapters worldwide. Students are required to possess a 3.0 GPA or higher, and commit to five points of honor: leadership, creativity, excellence, service and ethics.

Faculty Advisor: Ruth Hladyk, 973-443-8273 or

Contact Information
Kane Pappas, Advisor
Contact Information
Ruth Hladyk, Advisor