Student Organizations

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.

Wade College Student Association

The Wade College Student Association (WCSA) is a professional student organization which helps to broaden students’ interest and knowledge of the world of merchandising, design and information technology. WCSA provides an in-depth view of exciting professional opportunities in the merchandising, design and information technology fields. Membership is open to all students interested in fashion design and product development, interior design, merchandise marketing and management and information technology majors. Each trimester, officers are elected to organize and guide the activities of the group. WCSA 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. Any student wishing to join must 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 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.

Association of Information Technology Professionals

aitpDallas is the local DFW community of members of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. The Dallas Chapter holds monthly meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month. aitpDallas provides opportunities for members to share knowledge, enjoy fellowship, enhance their professional skills and stay connected with the ever changing IT industry.

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