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Student Organizations

Hilton College is home to 12 different student organizations, including a group for our graduate students and two organizations for the students in our San Antonio program. These student-run 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 staff coordinator Tara Soma, who works with all of our student orgs.

Hilton College student organizations include:

  • Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
    • Faculty advisor: Simone Doudna
    • Staff advisor: Joel Jaffe
    • Contact Email:
  • 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)
  • Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston - UH Chapter
  • Meeting Professionals International – Cougar Chapter (MPI-CC)
  • National Association for Catering and Events – UH Student Chapter (NACE)
  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality – Cougar Chapter (NSMH-CC)
    • Faculty co-advisor: Assistant Dean Ashli Johnson
    • Staff co-advisor: Ashley Mills
    • Contact Email:
  • San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association - Student Chapter
  • San Antonio Restaurant Association - Student Chapter
  • Texas Restaurant Association – Cougar Chapter (TRACC)