NU CMAA wins TENTH CONSECUTIVE AWARD
as "CMAA Student Chapter of the Year" !
On February 26, 2019, the Club Management Association of America once again recognized the Niagara University Student Chapter as the best in the nation by conferring the award of CMAA "Student Chapter of the Year – Medium Chapter" for 2018. Dating back to 2008, this is the TENTH consecutive year that NU CMAA has received this prestigious award. Strongly supported by the New York State Chapter and the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University, the student chapter continues to excel in education and professional development, and is a leader in placing students in internships and management positions upon graduation with the leading clubs in the nation. Please take a moment to visit our website and learn more about our student chapter which has been rated "best in the nation" for the past 10 years. These are the club management leaders of the future.
The Niagara University CMAA (NU CMAA) Student Colony was formed on March 30, 2006 and granted charter by the Club Management Association of America as a Student Chapter on April 1, 2007. During this time period we have grown to 31 student members from the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management and College of Business Administration, representing the following majors:
- B.S. Hotel & Restaurant Management
- B.S. Tourism & Recreation Management
- B.S. Sport Management
For more than 150 years, Niagara University has been educating students in the Catholic and Vincentian tradition. This tradition emphasizes ethics, lifelong learning, and service to others and prepares its graduates for lives and careers that are both successful and fulfilling. Since its founding, NU has retained this tradition of emphasis on both the liberal and useful arts and sciences. It offers more than 50 degree programs through its four academic divisions. They include the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Located four miles north of Niagara Falls, NY, Niagara University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,800 students. An additional 850 students are enrolled in the graduate division.
College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
The smallest of the four Colleges at Niagara University, current enrollment is approximately 375 full-time undergraduate students. The university's baccalaureate program in travel and tourism is the oldest in the nation, having been established in 1968. The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) through the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (International CHRIE).
NU CMAA Student Chapter
The mission statement of CMAA is as follows: “The Club Managers Association of America advances the profession of club management by fulfilling the educational and related needs of its members.” The Niagara University CMAA Student Chapter embraces this mission and focuses its efforts on Education, Professional Development, Networking and Placement. As needed, the Student Chapter also engages in appropriate fundraising efforts to enable it to meets its objectives:
- To promote closer ties between the Club Managers Association of America and the undergraduates or graduate students of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management and College of Business Administration at Niagara University.
- To promote and advance friendly relations between its members and professional club managers.
- To encourage and facilitate the education and advancement of its members in the field of club management.
- To promote the field of club management within the University/College and the geographic region served by the New York State Chapter of CMAA.
All current members of the Niagara University CMAA Student Chapter are currently enrolled as undergraduate students in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management or graduate students in the College of Business Administration. To become eligible for membership in NU CMAA, a student must be currently enrolled at Niagara University, attend an overview presentation session, secure the permission of the NU CMAA faculty advisor to join, remit annual membership dues to CMAA through the student chapter, and attend a minimum of two NU CMAA business meetings, NU CMAA “Second Wednesday” or “Third Wednesday”training meetings, and/or educational sessions conducted by the New York State CMAA Chapter.
To maintain current membership in NU CMAA, without exception, every student member must complete each of the following obligations:
- Remit CMAA annual dues through the NU CMAA chapter and remain current in all other financial obligations to the student chapter.
- Successfully complete the Club Management course in the first semester it is offered after becoming a member.
- Attend every NU CMAA business meeting, attend every “Second Wednesday” NU CMAA training session, and attend every NYS CMAA educational session during the Fall and Spring semesters. Attendance at every one of these meetings/sessions is mandatory, unless permission to be absent is secured in advance from the faculty advisor. Student members are also expected to participate in all other NU CMAA activities as designated by the NU CMAA executive board and/or faculty advisor.
- Participate in annual theme-dinner fundraisers and volunteer to work fair-share of ongoing concession fundraisers at N.U. athletic events.
- Complete a minimum of five (5) hours of approved and documented community service each semester.
- Successfully complete a paid Summer-long internship at a private or CMAA recognized club for every Summer semester while a member of NU CMAA. Each internship or summer employment position must be approved in advance by the faculty advisor. Students will be eligible to receive academic credit for second and third year internships with prior approval from the faculty advisor. Students may not be excused from participating in or not successfully completing club internships/ Summer employment except in cases where approved study abroad programs or military/ROTC obligations pose a conflict. NU CMAA members are not required to work in private clubs during the Fall/Spring academic semesters, though it is encouraged when feasible. Students will be given ample opportunities to volunteer to work at local clubs as on-call servers/bartenders during academic semesters in order to generate funds to attend WorldCon and NSEC.
- Comply with the student chapter’s established dress code, the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s Code of Professionalism, the CMAA Code of Conduct, and the CMAA Code of Ethics. Links to each of these can be found here:
Quick Facts About NUCMAA
- Current student membership: 16
- Total Number of Educational Programs in 2016 (not including conferences): 39
- Total Number of Club Tours in 2015 (not including conferences): 20
- Total Number of Students Attending NSEC in 2019: 13
- Total Number of Students Attending NSEC in 2018: 14
- Total Number of Students Attending NSEC in 2017: 19
- Total Number of Students Attending NSEC in 2016: 20
- Total Number of Students Attending NSEC in 2015: 27
- Total Number of Students Attending NSEC in 2014: 23
- Total Number of Students Attending NSEC in 2013: 13
- Total Number of Students Attending NSEC in 2012: 15
- Total Number of Students Attending NSEC in 2011: 16
- Total Number of Students Attending NSEC in 2010: 17
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2020: 14
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2019: 14
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2018: 18
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2017: 19
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2016: 29
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2015: 28
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2014: 19
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2013: 19
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2012: 16
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2011: 18
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2010: 19
- Total Number of Students Attending WorldCon 2009: 15
- Club Internship Placement Rate for Past Ten Years: 100%
- Placement Rate at Clubs upon Graduation for Past Ten Years: 100%*
- Placement Rate at Platinum-Rated Clubs upon Graduation for Past Ten Years: 80%
- Awarded CMAA "Student Chapter of the Year": Ten consecutive years, since 2008
*For those students seeking employment at clubs.