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Student Organizations

There are numerous nationally-recognized student organizations offered by the Gordon Ford College of Business to complement the student experience. Contact a student organization advisor or visit the organization's website for additional information.


Student membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is strongly encouraged. Membership fees are extremely reasonable. Dr. Mark Ross serves as a campus champion for this organization.

National Website: AICPA

Beta Alpha Psi is the international honor organization for the accounting profession.

Advisor:Heather Glass

President:Claire Grecco                                     

Local Website: Eta Omicron Chapter

National Website:  Beta Alpha Psi 

 Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma was the first national honor society in business.

Advisor:Evelyn Thrasher
College Website: http://www.wku.edu/business/beta-gamma-sigma/
National Website: Beta Gamma Sigma

The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business through the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is open to all Accounting and Finance majors. IMA encourages students to learn about the roles of accountants and financial managers in business while exposing them to some of their career options. Membership is renewed annually to the Nashville Regional Chapter. For more information on how to join, please contact Dr. Allen Hunt or Kristine Barron.

National Website:Institute of Management Accountants

The Department of Accounting at Western Kentucky University encourages active participation with other local organizations. The Barren River Chapter of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA) normally sponsors a student event each semester.

National Website: KSCPA



The Gordon Ford College of Business is a top business school with dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting programs.

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 Last Modified 7/17/23