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Societies and Organizations

Academic Affairs Commission
The Academic Affairs Commission of SGA organizes and presents the concerns of students with regard to academic issues. The Commission addresses academic program concerns and serves as a liaison to faculty and the Peter J. Tobin College of Business.

Gamma lota Sigma
The Alpha Iota Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, National Collegiate Insurance Fraternity, is located at the College. Its membership is open to all students interested in insurance as a career. The fraternity sponsors industry lectures, national symposiums, corporate field trips, and participation in regional and national fraternity conferences. The fraternity is dedicated to providing a link between the insurance industry and students on college campuses nationwide.

Graduate Business Association
The Graduate Student Association of St. John's University is designed to serve as a forum for opinions and suggestions concerning education, progress, empowerment, experience and the quality of life as a graduate student.

Organization of Resident Students (ORS)
This organization is comprised of students who assist in developing programs and activities for the students residing at the campus. ORS voices the concerns of residents and strives to create a sense of community for those living at the College.

Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association is the representative body of all students, undergraduate and graduate, part-or full-time. It meets regularly to discuss issues and affairs of the students and the campus. Any matriculated student in good academic and social standing may run for election as an Executive Board officer or Program Representative, as outlined by the SGA Constitution. SGA meetings are open to all students.

Institute of Internal Auditors Student Chapter (IIA)
The purpose of the IIA Student Chapter is to develop student leadership skills, to raise awareness on campus about the internal audit profession, educate members about the roles and opportunities available in the profession, and to connect students with internal audit professionals.  This Student Chapter is affiliated with the New York Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

ISACA Student Group
The purpose of the ISACA Student Group is to develop student leadership skills, to raise awareness on campus about the information systems auditing profession, educate members about the roles and opportunities available in the profession, and to connect students with information systems professionals.  This Student Group is affiliated with the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter.

Honor Societies

Alpha Kappa Psi (Business)

The objects of this chapter shall be to further the individual welfare of its members, to foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounts and finance; to educate the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals therein; and to promote and advance in institutions of college rank courses leading to degrees in business administration.

Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting)

The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to ecourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field as well as encourage a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International

General Information
Iota Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma was established at St. John's University in 1968 following the accreditation of the College by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members. For more information on Beta Gamma Sigma refer to

Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)

Omicron Delta Epsilon, one of the world’s largest academic honor societies, honors outstanding students in the area of economics, encourages collaboration and scholarship, and publishes The American Economist.

To qualify for membership, undergraduate students must have completed at least 91 credits with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and at least 12 credits in economics and finance with a minimum 3.5 GPA in those courses. Graduate students must have completed at least 12 credits in economics or finance with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in those courses and a minimum 3.0 GPA overall. For more information, please contact A. Joyce Furfero, Ph.D., at 718-990-7350 or [email protected].