The Hospitality and Event Management Department is a member of the following professional associations:
Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.9 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers.
The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education is the global advocate of hospitality and tourism education for schools, colleges, and universities offering programs in hotel and restaurant management, food service management and culinary arts.
The International Special Events Society (ISES) is the premier society for Creative Event Professionals. Membership in ISES also allows you to build relationships with other professionals worldwide within the creative events industry.