Student Organizations

Student Accounting Society


The Student Accounting Society (SAS) is a UIS registered student organization (RSO) that bridges accounting students with the accounting world. SAS offers not only guidance and support, but friendships and networks as well. We provide course insight, help with preparing for the CPA exam, and resources to find internships and career opportunities. It also serves as a vehicle for providing feedback to faculty and the Accountancy program. For the most up-to-date information about what’s happening check out the UIS Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance Facebook page!

Accounting Career Fair


Students interested in joining SAS should send an email to president Jessica Simmons at and the graduate assistant at

Dr. Mark Buxton, Associate Professor, serves as the UIS faculty adviser to the Student Accounting Society. For information about this society, you may contact Dr. Buxton at 217-206-7914 or

Current Officers

President: Jessica Simmons

Vice-President: Emily Scudella

Secretary: Sarah Hammond

Treasurer: TBD

Special Event Coordinator: TBD

Assistant Special Event Coordinator: Maddison Allen

Webmaster: Kelly Johnigk

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international honor society in the field of economics. It publishes a journal entitled The American Economist twice each year. Its board of trustees includes well-known economists such as Robert Lucas, Kenneth Arrow, and Robert Solow. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies; the ACHS indicates that Omicron Delta Epsilon has 88,000 members and 435 active chapters.

New members consist of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as college and university faculty; the academic achievement required to obtain membership for students can be raised by individual chapters. The student membership fee is $30.00.

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. The society grants admission to the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate class and the top 20 percent of the graduate students. For more information about the honor society and recipients, contact Dr. Jorge Villegas at 217/206-7972 or

2018 UIS Beta Gamma Sigma Induction

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