To support the college’s mission of providing students with experiences that enrich their lives both culturally and socially, the following student groups are available at Wade College. These organizations complement the classroom experience by providing students with the opportunities to develop intellectual, humanitarian, and leadership skills. In addition, participation in student organizations offers networking opportunities while in college and after graduation.
Merchandising and Design Student Association
The Merchandising and Design Student Association (MDSA) is a professional student organization which helps to broaden students’ interest and knowledge of the world of merchandising and design. MDSA provides an in-depth view of exciting professional opportunities in the merchandising and design fields. Membership is open to all students interested in the fashion design and product development, visual communication, interior design, and merchandise marketing and management programs. Each trimester, officers are elected to organize and guide the activities of the group. MDSA takes learning beyond the classroom through organized activities, such as field trips, guest speakers, special events, career building workshops, and community service efforts. In addition, members are eligible to apply for market job opportunities, internships, and attend the annual Fashion Group International Scholarship Competition. All members should take an active role in the group’s activities, abide by the set guidelines and procedures of the group, and be in good academic and financial standing with the college.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society that students enrolled in an Associate of Arts degree program are invited to join. Any student who earns a GPA of 3.5 or above after completing at least 12 credit hours of course work and is recommended by the faculty may be invited. In addition, members must maintain a 3.0 GPA and have good attendance to remain a member.
Mu Kappa Tau
Mu Kappa Tau (MKT) is an honor society for any baccalaureate-level students dedicated to recognizing excellence in the field of marketing. MKT is a national organization whose mission is to recognize the scholarship, achievement, and professional development of marketing students committed to the advancement of marketing education and the integrity of careers in marketing. MKT welcomes the top 10% of the junior class and the top 20% of the senior class with a minimum CGPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.