Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society

Eta Sigma Delta was first founded in 1978, and today, it has grown to over 90 active chapters throughout the world. This organization is an International Hospitality Management Honor Society that recognizes outstanding Hospitality and Tourism students. Being involved in Eta Sigma Delta gives members the opportunity to stand out to recruiters and industry executives.

What is Eta Sigma Delta?

Eta Sigma Delta is the only international honor society that recognizes excellence performance of hospitality students in academics, professionalism and service to the community. Eta Sigma Delta has over 90 chapters around the world. Our chapter focuses on helping students grow their network among peers and other chapters globally. Students will gain knowledge by working on projects directly with industry leaders and by participating in community service!

Members also get an opportunity to be a part of the annual initiation ceremony where they are recognized for their outstanding achievements in academics.

Who's Eligible?

Any student that meets the following requirement is eligible to join Eta Sigma Delta.

  1. Must have declared hospitality as a his/her major
  2. Must have at least 50% of the credits completed for graduation
  3. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

All members of Eta Sigma Delta should agree to uphold values of excellence, leadership, creativities, service and ethics.

How to Join?

UNLV students can join Eta Sigma Delta through membership acceptance following a $35 national fee. All UNLV students who qualify are encouraged to apply. A link to the applications can be found online. Applications can be turned in to faculty advisor, Dr. Zihui Ma, at

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Nataliia Kovtunenko

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Zihui Ma