Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Sponsored by the Wal-Mart Foundation and initiated at Westminster College in 1994, SIFE presents an opportunity for students to promote free enterprise and business awareness. Students engage in service projects on campus and in the community at large. They also have the opportunity to compete with other colleges and universities both regionally and nationally. In the spring of 2007, for example, Westminster's SIFE team won at the regional competition in Chicago and went on to the national competition in Dallas. Students who participate in SIFE can earn elective course credit. Contact Professor David Smith, SIFE advisor, for more information.
Initiated in the Fall of 2005, the club is open to students in all majors who are interested in economic issues. So far, club activities have ranged from hearing expert outside speakers to throwing pizza parties. Out-of-state trips to destinations of economic interest are also in the works.
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
Westminster has had a chapter of this honorary society for economics since 1969. Requirements for membership are (1) completion of 12 semester hours of economics courses and (2) attainment of at least a “B” average in economics courses and an overall “B” average in all classes.
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Sponsored by the Butler chapter of the national Institute of Management Accountants, the Westminster student chapter of the IMA fosters learning and camaraderie among majors and minors in the Department of Economics and Business. The national IMA administers the professional Certified Management Accountant’s [CMA] examination. Student members of the IMA are eligible for IMA scholarships, may attend IMA professional meetings, receive a subscription to the Management Accounting magazine published by the IMA, have the opportunity to compete in the IMA national student case competition and have access to study materials for the CMA exam at reduced prices. Contact the student officers of Westminster’s IMA chapter or Dr. Gail Miller for more information.
Tau Pi Phi (TPF)
A local chapter of this national honorary society for accounting, business administration and economics was installed at Westminster College in 1984. Membership is extended to students who have completed a mix of at least five courses in accounting, business, or economics with 3.0 averages and a 3.0 all-college QPA. Qualifying members from Westminster’s chapter compete annually in a national case study competition that is held at one of the fifteen member colleges. Dr. Gail Miller is faculty advisor.