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 Introducting the School of Hotel Administration


The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University is proud to be host to over 20 different student organizations on campus catering towards a wide breadth of the hospitality industry. Learn more about these clubs below and get involved today!



SHA Ambassadors

The Ambassadors seek to promote a positive image of SHA to all visitors, including industry leaders, incoming students, and alumni. They also assume the role of student advisors and help to provide a support system for first-year and transfer students.

Air and Sea Hospitality

Air & Sea Hospitality explores the airline and cruise industry as a whole and exposes members to the various opportunities that exist within the businesses. The club aims to bridge the gap between the School of Hotel Administration and the industry through educational workshops, networking sessions, and site visits.

American Hotel and Lodging Assoication

The Cornell student chapter of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is an advocate of the American lodging industry for SHA students. Through providing education, member services, and professional development opportunities, we aim to facilitate meaningful connections between AH&LA and SHA that students can leverage while building their careers.

Club Managers Association of America

CMAA, Cornell Chapter promotes close ties between the CMAA and students at SHA. The club promotes and advances friendly relations between its members and professional club managers while educating students in the field of club management.

Cornell Real Estate Club

he Cornell Real Estate Club (CREC) provides educational, professional, and networking opportunities that enable students to succeed in their real estate endeavors. CREC leverages Cornell University's unparalleled resources in business, hospitality, law, architecture, urban planning, public policy, and sustainability to develop well-informed professionals who understand the complexity of today's real estate industry.

CREC collaborates with the Cornell Real Estate and Finance (CREF) in the School of Hotel Administration and the Associate Real Estate Council (AREC) to provide the latest industry tools and resources.

Cornell University Spa Association (CUSPA)

CUSPA seeks to educate not only Hotelies but also the entire Cornell community about the spa and wellness industry. CUSPA strives to educate, connect, and promote the spa and wellness industry to Cornellians.

The Epicurean Society

The Epicurean Society is an organization uniting students with a strong interest in food and beverage in an effort to promote industry networking and career aspirations in the food and beverage industry.

Female Leadership in Hospitality

The Female Leadership in Hospitality Club educates and encourages future female leaders in the hospitality industry. Members gain insights and learn from the challenges faced by female industry leaders through research, guest speakers, and networking. We aim to learn about and break stereotypes while creating strong bonds. Members attend the female leadership conference and have female guest speakers come to club meetings to share experiences and challenges.

Cornell Hospitality Consulting

CHC provides students with an opportunity to apply academic concepts to case studies and real-world consulting projects. We strive to embody the goals of the school (learning hospitality leadership through a blend of theory and practice) with a focus on analytic consulting. CHC targets students who have an interest in applying what they have learned in the classroom to the real world. We achieve our mission by working together on case studies for new members, gaining experience from real-world consulting projects, and learning from guest speakers.

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals

HFTP is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs, and other hospitality-related businesses. The Cornell University Student Chapter promotes closer ties between the HFTP organization and SHA students, and promotes the fields of hospitality finance, accounting, and technology within the school.

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

HSMAI is a global organization of sales, marketing and revenue management professionals committed to growing business for hotels and their partners.The HSMAI Greater NY Chapter's goal is to contribute positively to the success of the New York hospitality industry as well as to the careers and personal development of industry professionals who live and work in the Greater New York area.

Hospitality Students International

Hospitality Students International assists students with professional development in international hospitality and broadens of their global business perspectives. As the only student organization on campus that focuses on international business in the hospitality industry, HSI is guided by the motto, “Diverse and Driven”. HSI acts as a community where students come together to share ideas and work experiences. 

Hotelie Entrepreneurs

Hotelie Entrepreneurs helps students seek developmental opportunities in the hospitality industry and exercise their creativity to develop successful enterprises. Through think tanks, guest-speaker seminars, and business competitions, Hotelie Entrepreneurs promotes entrepreneurship and creative thinking.

Hotelies Serving Society

HS2 encourages SHA students to develop a lifelong spirit of service. The organization, formerly known as Hotelies Volunteering Today, is committed to helping students find opportunities to volunteer in their communities and apply what they have learned about service in the classroom to bettering those communities.

National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

NSMH is a national non-profit organization that seeks to promote hospitality education, to foster professional advancement for minorities, and to create awareness of minority diversity in the hospitality industry. The Cornell chapter serves as a mechanism to meet the needs of minority students of African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American descent in the school.

Nightlife Hospitality Club

The Nightlife Hospitality Club’s mission is to cultivate an understanding of the nightlife industry which includes premium nightclubs, casinos, and bars. The NLHC is an open club to all students and hosts many esteemed guest speakers from the industry.

Security Analysts

The CU chapter of the New York Society of Security Analysts brings together SHA students interested in pursuing a career in financial services, connecting them with alumni and industry leaders through on- and off-campus events.  Members will become more informed about working in the industry and gain exposure to successful industry leaders.

Ye Hosts Honorary Society

Ye Hosts is a group of select students who strive to set examples of overall excellence in SHA and to make charitable contributions to their community.

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