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Sigma Iota

The purpose of Sigma Iota is to unify all students within the School of Hospitality Business Management in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. Sigma Iota will allow every student an opportunity to get involved with the university, the Carson College, and the hospitality program. Sigma Iota will provide a forum for students to network within the organization and with other hospitality clubs.

Meeting Times

We meet bi monthly in Todd. To find exact dates and times go to the Facebook page/website.

General Description

Sigma Iota is an “umbrella” club for the School of Hospitality Business Management which provides a group to which all hospitality majors/minors can belong. Sigma Iota serves as a freestanding club while providing members access to four additional hospitality clubs/student organizations (Ambassadors, Eta Sigma Delta, National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, and Professional Convention Management Association).

Membership Requirements

None, come as you are and be part of the organization

Two big events

Brewfest

in conjunction with Dad’s Weekend

Brewfest is a beer tasting event put on each fall by the members of Sigma Iota. The event provides tastings from breweries located in the Pacific Northwest as well as food, entertainment, and a souvenir tasting glass. Brewfest is entirely coordinated by students and all funds generated from this event go toward scholarships, career development field trips, guest lectures from the hospitality industry, and other educational opportunities.

Winefest

in conjunction with Mom’s Weekend

Winefest is a wine tasting event hosted each spring by the members of Sigma Iota. Admission to the event includes wine tastings from wineries across the Northwest, a gourmet buffet catered by the School of Hospitality Business Management, an exciting silent auction, live music, and a commemorative wine glass. Winefest is entirely coordinated by students and all funds generated from this event go toward scholarships, career development field trips, guest lectures from the hospitality industry, and other educational opportunities.

Executive board

President:

Theodore Cobb
theodore.cobb@wsu.edu

Vice President:

Josie Williams
Josie.williams@wsu.edu

Secretary:

Sophia Hilsen
Sophia.Hislen@wsu.edu

Director of Events:

Laura Peder
Laura.peder@wsu.edu

Club advisor

Jenni Sandstrom
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Hospitality Business Management
509-335-8801
Jennifer.Sandstrom@wsu.edu

Washington State University