The Coggin College offers a rich array of clubs and organizations, enabling students to get involved beyond the classroom. For student clubs wishing to reserve rooms in the Coggin College of Business for events or meetings, refer to the below forms.
Alpha Sigma Pi is a professional organization dedicated to the promotion and stimulation of greater interest in the profession of accountancy and to the encouragement of high scholarship and proficiency. The club sponsors numerous activities designed to strengthen relationships among students, faculty, and members of the business community. These activities include a social Fall and Spring terms, various speakers, and an awards banquet twice during the academic year. Outstanding students and faculty chosen by Alpha Sigma Pi are recognized at the banquet. Membership is open to all students, faculty, and alumni.
"Our goal is to develop a professional club that will allow students a chance to experience something not taught in the classroom."
The University of North Florida’s American Marketing Association Chapter gives its members the opportunity to increases their chances of achieving internships, employment, and real-world experience. We achieve these goals by coordinating professional and casual networking events, professional tours, guest speakers, and volunteer opportunities that focus on how to be successful in the marketing world. Additionally, create a relationship network for Marketing majors in the marketing community.
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
Here at UNF, our chapter is committed to making the students of the Coggin College of Business more professional, more knowledgeable and thus more successful. We recruit at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters. We look for qualified individuals who go above and beyond the expected and will increase the strength of our brotherhood.
The purpose of the Economics Society at UNF is to further the interests of the UNF student about the field of economics. Through professional speakers, events and open forums we hope to enhance the knowledge of economic factors in the local, national and global economy. The Economics Society is open to all UNF students and is a great way to get involved on campus and within the community.
The Entrepreneur Society is here to bring the entrepreneurial minds of the University of North Florida together to collaborate and expand their minds on the topic of entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneur Society strives to serve students by providing networking activities with Jacksonville's entrepreneurs and through national collegiate conferences.
The Finance and Investment Society is open to all students interested in acquiring knowledge about banking, finance, and investment topics. The society offers many activities during the year including socials with the business community, various speakers, and an annual banquet. The Society sponsors the Updown.com Portfolio Trading Challenge and provides awards for the best student performers. FIS is among the top 5% of university finance clubs around the country according to the Financial Management Association (FMA). Each year, students are selected to attend the annual FMA Leaders’ Conference held in cities like Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, and New York. UNF FIS won the 2010 FMA Leaders’ Quiz Bowl. Students are automatically made members of the FMA and Association for Financial Professionals with FIS membership. Students from all disciplines are strongly encouraged to become active members of the Finance and Investment Society.
The purpose of the UNF Latin American Business Club is to create space of investigation, discussion and encounter of Latin American business. The organization will study how Latin American business works, how it affects the Jacksonville community and the state of Florida, and connect its students with professionals in the North Florida area.
The mission of the National Association of Black Accountants is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance professions with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in its successors. NABA UNF is dedicated to the academic success and professional development of Coggin College Business students through:
- Peer Mentorship
- Regional & National Scholarships
- Student Conferences
- Community Outreach
- Professional Networking & Mentorship
- Internship and Career Opportunities
Open to ALL Business Majors
Open to ALL Ethnic Groups
The mission of the UNF Financial Planning Association is to give students the opportunity to learn about financial planning, have exposure to financial planning professionals, obtain internship and employment opportunities, and develop leadership skills.
UNF's Osprey Sales Club helps UNF students prepare for a successful career in business. It's designed for students who want to start a professional selling career or who just want to learn best practices of business interactions with co-workers and clients.
Members will learn the importance of sales as a fundamental business and life skill through guest speakers, hands-on opportunities, and superior access to careers in selling.
As an active member you will practice and gain valuable knowledge on topics such as, networking, negotiating, business etiquette, public speaking, and body language. You will also learn how to sell your own talents and ideas when interviewing, on the job, and in your everyday activities.
Ben Hippeli, Club Advisor:
ROTARACT is an international program for young men and women ages 18 to 30 who believe they can make a difference. ROTARACT clubs provide an opportunity for young adults to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
ROTARACT was founded in 1968 by ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, a worldwide association of service-minded business and professional leaders. Today there are over 6,000 Rotary-supported ROTARACT clubs with more than 130,000 members in some 120 countries around the world. Clubs are either community-based or university-based. Our sponsor is Oceanside Rotary. This makes us true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.
The University of North Florida Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a professional organization open to students who are interested in the human resources field. The organization is designed to promote a closer affiliation between the business community and students. The objectives of the organization are to keep students up to date on new developments in the field of human resources management, to acquaint students to the human resources field, and to develop a nucleus of truly professional human administrators for the future. Student membership is open to students of at least sophomore standing. Full-time or part-time students are welcomed.
Students may be enrolled in either the undergraduate program or the graduate programs at the University of North Florida. Members need not be business majors, but must have an interest in human resources. If interested, contact the Department of Management, Marketing and Logistics.
The purpose of the Transportation & Logistics Society (TLS) is to promote, foster and encourage student interest in the field of transportation & logistics. TLS strives to accomplish this purpose by creating a relationship network for UNF transportation & logistics majors, promoting the growth of the program at UNF and enhancing members’ skills through shared professional experiences. fostering personal & professional growth among members, and by serving The University, the Coggin College of Business the logistics community of Jacksonville, and where possible, the nation. The Transportation & Logistics Society was voted UNF’s Club of the Year in 2003, 2008 and 2009 amongst 170 student organizations.
The mission of the Women in Business Society (WBS) is to support women in efforts to pursue higher levels of educational and professional achievement through networking resources, exposure to career opportunities and successful business women in the Jacksonville community. Membership is not restricted to women; anyone who is interested in supporting our mission is welcome. The goals of WBS are: alumni achievement, development of female leaders, and the cultivation of an environment of continuing growth and excellence
The Women in Business Society was voted UNF's 2012 Club of the Year out of 170 other student organizations. WBS is about building traditions, creating memories, and establishing relationships with peers and Jacksonville employers. We are honored to serve the Coggin College of Business as well as our fellow students, alumni and community and we look forward to welcoming you on board! If you have any questions concerning membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For general questions please call.
Coggin Student Organizations - Selective Membership
The Osprey Financial Group is a student managed investment fund. The program, a two-semester commitment that counts as six elective credits, enables a select group of undergraduate finance and MBA students to manage a real portfolio as a professional investment firm. The real-world asset management experience begins with application and interviews to select 10 students for each academic year. The chosen students are administratively organized with officer positions and responsibilities. Teams analyze and present reports to aid in buy/sell decision making. There are sector analyst, economic, fixed-income, and technical analysis teams that all aid in the decision making process. OFG won the 2010 CFA Florida Investment Research Challenge.
Recruitment held annually in March.
Recruitment held annually in April.
Recruitment held at the start of fall and spring semesters.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the national scholastic honor society in the field of business administration. Membership is limited to outstanding graduates of colleges accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. It is the highest academic honor that a student in business or management can obtain.
- Encourage and honor high academic achievement by
students of business and management through chapters in business programs
accredited by AACSB International.
- Foster in Beta Gamma Sigma members an enduring commitment
to the founding principles and values of the Society: honor and integrity,
pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness.
- Support the advancement of business thought and
practice to encourage lifelong learning.
- Enhance the value of Beta Gamma Sigma for students
and alumni members in their professional lives.
- Advance the visibility and reputation of Beta
- In the top 5 percent of their junior class
- In the top 10 percent of their senior class and meet certain course residency requirements
In the top 20 percent of those receiving masters
The FMA National Honor Society recognizes and rewards scholastic achievement and is the only international honorary specifically for students of finance. It is one of the highest academic honors that a student in finance can obtain.
- To encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishments of finance students.
- To promote the advancement of finance in the business world.
- To foster integrity in the conduct of financial activities.
- An overall GPA of 3 or higher
- A Junior or Senior standing
- Completed at least four finance classes
- A GPA in finance of 3.25 or better
- An overall GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Completed two finance classes beyond the required course
- A GPA in finance graduate courses of 3.5 or better
UNF Student Organizations