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Student Organizations

Hilton College is home to nine different student organizations, including a group for our graduate students. These student-led organizations offer a myriad of ways to get involved, give back to the community, make friends, network with professionals and gain experience in all sectors of the hospitality industry. Students who’d like to join any of the groups may do so at the Student Organizations Fair (org fair), which is held at the beginning of each semester. For more information, contact our student organization staff coordinator Katy Frietsch.

Hilton College student organizations include:

  • Club Management Association of America (CMAA)
  • Conrad N. Hilton College Ambassadors
  • Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Society
  • Graduate Student Association (GSA)
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ki-Joon Back
    • Contact Email:
  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals – Cougar Chapter (HFTP-CC)
    • Faculty Co-Advisor: Dr. Agnes DeFranco
    • Faculty Co-Advisor: Tucker Johnson
    • Contact Email :
  • Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston - UH Chapter
  • National Association for Catering and Events – UH Student Chapter (NACE)
  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality – Cougar Chapter (NSMH-CC)
    • Interim Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl Boger
    • Staff Advisor: Ashley Shepherd
    • Contact Email:
  •  Texas Restaurant Association – Cougar Chapter (TRACC)