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Organizations

With active student organizations in each of our three academic areas, we encourage you to become involved. You can also attend local, state, and national industry meetings to begin networking for your future and enhancing your education.

Economics

UL Lafayette Economics Club

The UL Lafayette Economics Club works to confer distinction for high scholarship achievement in economics, and to stimulate and promote student interest — regardless of major — in all aspects of economics. The club hosts regular forums where local business leaders speak to students, providing real world business experience and advice on the business world.

Faculty Advisor: Wes Austin, Economics and Finance Department
(337) 482-6047
 

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international honor society in economics with an active chapter on UL Lafayette's campus. It offers programs of professional and social interest to economics majors. If you are eligible for membership, you should also consider joining the College of Business honors organization, Delta Sigma Pi.

Other Associations

Economics majors are eligible for special membership status in the American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, Southwestern Social Science Association, and many other national and regional organizations in related business and social science fields. Almost all of them hold special student section meetings in conjunction with annual conferences.

Finance

Financial Management Association National Honor Society

The Financial Management Association National Honor Society encourages and rewards scholarship and achievement in finance among undergraduate and graduate students at colleges throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. It is the only international honorary organizations that specifically recognizes outstanding achievement in the finance discipline. It aims to bridge the gap between the academic and professional finance worlds.

To be eligible, you must have a 3.2 GPA overall, a 3.1 GPA in finance, at least six hours of finance course credit, and be a junior or senior.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Denis Boudreaux, Economics and Finance Department
Phone: (337) 482-6670
 

Insurance & Risk Management

Risk Management & Insurance Society

The UL Lafayette student Risk Management & Insurance Society regularly hosts meetings and social events where industry leaders, alumni, and other guest speakers share their knowledge and experiences with the membership.

The society publishes and distributes an annual resume book of student members and hosts annual RMIS career days. Membership is open to all finance, risk management and insurance majors, minors and other interested students.

The objective and purpose of the Society are:

  • To promote interest in and a better understanding of the fields of risk management and insurance among all individuals and students in the UL Lafayette community.
  • To encourage high ethical, moral, and scholastic standards among its members.
  • To further knowledge, enhance the education process and elevate student experience by developing rewarding internship and career opportunities through coordination of risk/insurance course work and interaction with industry leaders and professionals.
  • To cultivate fraternal spirit and personal acquaintance among members for business and social betterment, so the highest degree of mutual benefit and cooperation may be obtained.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. William Ferguson, Economics and Finance Department
Phone: (337) 482-6664