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The Barney School offers many opportunities to participate in student organizations related to the study programs that are offered, as well as two honor societies, Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi.  The list below describes the Barney School student organizations.  There are also many extra-curricular activities for students elsewhere in the University of Hartford.  See and hear Nateka Scafe tell us how her participation in student organizations has had a positive effect on her college career.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA’s Competitive Events Program allows you to put your experience, skills, and knowledge to the test while representing UHart. The competitions recognize student achievement, provide opportunities for traveling to conferences, and networking with peers.

For more information, please contact Celia R. Lofink, undergraduate program director and faculty member, at

*We invite high school seniors who were members of DECA for at least 2 years during high school to apply for our DECA scholarship.

The Barney Leadership Council consists of a group of highly educated students that desire to move forward, to seek new opportunities, and to challenge themselves in finding solutions in all disciplines of business.  Members must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA to join and remain in good standing.  Go to the Leadership Council page


The Economics/ Finance Club is an organization of students majoring in economics and finance, but open to all students. The club sponsors guest speakers, faculty/student events, field trips and an awards banquet. Go to Economics/Finance page

The purpose of Gamma Iota Sigma is the professional development and preparation of members for high quality employment opportunities in risk management, insurance, and actuarial science. They also seek to develop members socially and help them to start building professional contacts that will serve them throughout their career.

This Barney Club unites students who are interested in entrepreneurship and/or management as a career. The club provides an opportunity for students to develop their leadership and management skills in these areas through service projects, such Students for Free Enterprise, and contacts with professionals in the field. Guest speakers share their success stories and experiences and provide opportunities for students to learn and establish contacts. Field trips to companies also give students a picture of how these principles are put into practice. Contact the Management/Marketing Department at 768-4566 for more information.

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is an international organization dedicated to helping students to: (1) understand the role of marketing in today's society, (2) develop professional marketing skills, (3) practically apply the classroom experience and (4) network with top marketing professionals. Membership in the AMA Collegiate Chapter offers students the opportunity to lead, manage, and participate in a range of activities and programs designed to educate the marketing practitioners of tomorrow. Go to AMA page

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for outstanding business students. Go to Beta Gamma Sigma page.

Beta Alpha Psi is a national honorary organization devoted to recognize and encourage scholastic and professional excellence for students in the field of Accounting, Finance and Management information systems. This includes providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. Go to Beta Alpha Psi page.

The Innovators Group
A group of Barney Entrepreneurial Studies majors started this organization dedicated to learning how to innovate successfully. Watch a video where they discuss the intent and strategy of the group. All University students are welcome to join; email Naaman Jackson at