Student Organizations

Enactus (Formerly Students in Free Enterprise - SIFE) is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. Students gain leadership and professional skills by getting involved in community activities that promote making a change and difference in the lives of individuals and groups with specific needs. Students are encouraged to develop these activities as a unified body of elected officers and members. Engagement activities include: every member actively participating in a leadership role; attending conferences and presenting the annual community project at CASE Competitions, workshops and seminars; collaborating with other departments and organizations on campus, volunteering in the community, and mentorship.

SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries (to include student members), the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

The UNCP SHRM student chapter provides opportunities for students to network on the local level. SHRM has regular meetings with scheduled programs designed to help members learn more about HR and the real world of business.

Elected student officers run the chapters with the assistance of a chapter advisor and our sponsoring professional SHRM chapter FASHRM

Beyond the regular meetings, the UNCP SHRM Student Chapter organizes a variety of activities including student conferences, professional development workshops, fundraisers, an annual community service project called Give2theTroops , and a variety of social events. These activities allow students to learn more about human resource management while building relationships with local professionals and other students.

More than 450 affiliated SHRM student chapters offer local activities on university campuses throughout the United States. National student membership in SHRM does not automatically constitute membership in your on-campus student chapter. Students should speak with their chapter advisor for more information.

The International Business Students Club (IBSC) at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke School of Business is to provide international and american business students with a platform to foster academic excellence, multicultural interaction, lifelong friendship and professional network, deeper understanding of global business, and community engagement. Potential activities to reach these goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating in regular club meetings during academic semesters.
  • Launching fundraising events on and off campus
  • Participating in field studies, consulting, and research that are related to business topics
  • Establishing collaborative relationships with other student organizations at domestic and international levels
  • Engaging in local community service
  • Attending invited presentations/seminars that are related to global business, international exchange programs for business students, and global career development
  • Attending academic conferences under the guidance of faculty members at the School of Business
  • Networking with domestic and international alumni
  • IBSC UNCP School of Business Faculty Advisors: Dr. Gaye Acikdilli,, 910-521-6173 and Si Ahn Mehng,, 910-775-4030

The Econ-Finance Club introduces students to current economic and financial events. Discussions and activities cover current economic and finance policies in the U.S. and entire world, including the theories underlying these policies. The club also organizes field trips to support the mission of the club. Potential visits include: the Federal Reserve Bank, business firms, Mercantile Exchange, and various conferences. The club also invites expert speakers in the field to share information that will advance the professional knowledge of the student.

  • Econ- Finance Club UNCP School of Business Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lydia Gan,, 910-775-4265

The mission of the Accounting Student Association, (ASA) is to provide an opportunity for members to expand their academic, their professional, and their social development through peer interaction, professional engagement, and community service. Our goal is to build unity by fostering lifelong friendships and networks extending beyond college. We aspire to continuous growth and improvement so that members can contribute effectively and ethically to society and to their professional environment.

Our goals are:

  • To encourage a sense of ethical, social, and academic responsibility.
  • To expose members to the professional accounting environment through club-oriented activities and interactions.
  • To educate members about the opportunities provided by all sectors of the accounting industry.
  • To provide book scholarships for UNCP accounting students
  • To provide self-development opportunities and association among members through faculty/professors and practicing professionals.
  • UNCP School of Business Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christopher Solano; (910) 521-6463.