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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Student Organizations

CEHD Student Organizations

Involvement in student organizations has many benefits. Joining a student organization can help you feel a part of a community, network, relive stress, become more focus and garner leadership skills. The College of Education and Human Development had 10 different organizations you can be involved in as an undergraduate or graduate student. Interested in what other organizations are at Mason or considering joining Greek Life? Visit Student Involvement to learn more!

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society – Gamma Mu Upsilon Chapter

Advisors: Dr. Fred Bemak and Dr. Rachael Goodman

Email: fbemak@gmu.edu and rgoodma2@gmu.edu

President: Sara Hussain

Email: shussa12@masonlive.gmu.edu

Websites: http://www.csi-net.org/members/group.aspx?id=111448

Description: Chi Sigma Iota has active members including current students, alumni, and faculty. We focus on promoting excellence in the profession of counseling and hope to get members more involved in professional development, community engagement, wellness, and more.

Eligibility Requirements: Students must have a 3.5 GPA and have completed at least 9 credits as a degree-seeking student in the Counseling and Development program.

Eta Sigma Delta: International Hospitality Management Society

Advisor: Dr. Sue Slocum

Email: sslocum@gmu.edu

President: Tavia Burden

Email: svitale@masonlive.gmu.edu

Websites: https://getconnected.gmu.edu/organization/etasigmadelta

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/etasigmadeltagmu/

Description: Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Society seeks to provide students with the professional connections and experiences to grow their success during and after college.

Eligibility Requirements: Students must have 60 or more credits toward a TEM degree. 12 or more credits must have been completed at GMU at the time of application. Students must also have at least a 3.0 GPA

Kappa Delta Pi: International Honor Society in Education

Advisor: Dr. Ellen Rodgers

Email: erodger1@gmu.edu

President: Stephanie Boscovitch

Email: stephanieboscov@gmail.com

Websites: https://cehd.gmu.edu/kdp

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Kappa-Delta-Pi-George-Mason-University-1631712850450969/timeline/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kdp_gmu

Description: Kappa Delta Pi is an International Honor Society in Education and the Nu Alpha Chapter was established at George Mason University in 1972. The mission of the society is to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words to represent knowledge (Kappa), duty (Delta), and power (Pi).

Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduates – earned a minimum of 30 credits, have at least 12 hours of professional education coursed programmed, in progress, or completed and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher for all coursework completed.
Graduates – completed 6 or more semester hours of graduate work at George Mason, have at least 12 hours of professional education coursed programmed, in progress, or completed and have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher for all graduate coursework completed.

Mason Athletic Training Society (MATS)

Advisor: Marcie Fyock

Email: mfyock@gmu.edu

President: Elizabeth Cabello

Email: ecabell3@gmu.edu

GetConnected Website: https://getconnected.gmu.edu/organization/MATS

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gmu_mats

Instagram: GMU_MATS

Description: Mason Athletic Training Society (MATS) is for students who are interested in Athletic Training as a profession. We look to provide a forum for members interested in the field of athletic training to promote fellowship among members of the Athletic Training Education Program in an intellectual manner. MATS will expand your view and perception of the profession through seminars, symposiums, tutoring, study groups and organizational trips.

Mason Kinesiology Club

Kinesiology Club members at an ice skating rink

Advisor: Dr. Jason White

Email: jwhite35@gmu.edu

President: Brittany Walker

Email: bwalke20@masonlive.gmu.edu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMUkinesiologyclub/?fref=ts

Description: The purposes of the Mason Kinesiology Club is to promote health and wellness and the field of kinesiology to the community. Kinesiology Clubs looks to unite students within the kinesiology community by providing additional educational opportunities to the students, local community and the university.

Physical Education Teacher Education Society (PETES)

Advisor: Mr. Tony DeGregorio

Email: adegrego@gmu.edu

President: Nick Schwarz

Email: nschwarz@masonlive.gmu.edu

GetConnected Website: https://getconnected.gmu.edu/organization/PETES

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PETESGMU/

Description: The Physical Education Teacher Education Society is a society for declared physical education majors. The purpose of this organization is to unite physical education majors through networking, mentorship and physical activity.

Rho Phi Lambda - Alpha Tau Chapter: National Recreation Management Honor Society

Advisor: Mr. Paul Gilbert

Email: pgilbert@nvrpa.org

President: Raina Aide

Email: rhophilambdasecretary@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rho-Phi-Lambda-at-George-Mason-University-Alpha-Tau-Chapter-1451180375192351/?fref=ts

Description: Rho Phi Lambda is the national honor fraternity for Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. The Mason chapter is Alpha Tau. Rho Phi Lambda recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and service.

Eligibility Requirements: https://rht.gmu.edu/therapeutic-recreation/student-activities

Sport Management Society

Advisor: Dr. Pierre Rodgers

Email: prodgers@gmu.edu

President: Kelly Reid

Email: sportsociety@gmail.com

GetConnected Website: https://getconnected.gmu.edu/organization/Sport_Management_Society

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SportManagementSociety

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeorgeMasonSMS

Description: Sport Management Society provides a space for students with an interest in different aspects of the sport industry to gather in a fun, social environment. Through study sessions, guest speakers, conference attendance, and social events students will network and learn about various aspects of the sport industry.

Teachers of Tomorrow

Advisor: Mr. Brandon Quiles

Email: bquiles@gmu.edu

President: Bre’Ana Bryant

Email: teachersoftomorrowgmu@gmail.com

Description: Teachers of Tomorrow is a student organization dedicated to the promotion and recruitment of future teachers among interested undergraduate Mason students. Members work on service projects, connect with teaching professionals and participate in social activities to enrich our skills and give back to our community as future educators. We have a mission to guide our teachers of the future in their scholarly pursuits, providing networking opportunities and university faculty/staff mentoring. Teachers of Tomorrow connects students to Mason, Teach.org, local school districts, and other education resources.

Get Connected

Get Connected is Mason’s online platform for involvement. Through Get Connected you can see what events are planned, join student organizations, and market your own campus events. Every students is able to use Get Connected. Simply make your own profile by visiting Get Connected and start getting involved!