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Student Organizations

Hilton College is home to 14 different student organizations, offering 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.

Hilton College student organizations include:

  • Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
  • Conrad N. Hilton College Ambassadors
  • Eta Sigma Delta
  • Graduate Student Association (GSA)
    • Faculty co-advisor: Dr. Ki-Joon Back
    • Faculty co-advisor: Dr. Stephen Barth
    • Contact Email:
  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals – Cougar Chapter (HFTP-CC)
    • Faculty co-advisor: Arlene Ramirez
    • Staff co-advisor: Tanya Venegas
    • Contact Email :
  • Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston - UH Chapter
  • International Association of Exhibitions & Events
  • Meeting Professionals International – Cougar Chapter (MPI-CC)
  • National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)
  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality – Cougar Chapter (NSMH-CC)
    • Faculty co-advisor: Anthony Chevalier
    • Staff co-advisor: Colleen Gleeson
    • Contact Email:
  • Par Excellence
  • San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association - Student Chapter
  • San Antonio Restaurant Association - Student Chapter
  • Texas Restaurant Association – Cougar Chapter (TRACC)
    • Faculty co-advisor: Dr. Nancy Graves
    • Faculty co-advisor: Gloryvee Ramos
    • Contact Email: