Student Organizations

Student Accounting Society

The Student Accounting Society (SAS) is a student club of accounting majors that provides students with the opportunity to develop a network with other students, alumni, and employers. It serves as a vehicle for providing feedback to faculty and the Accountancy program.

Dr. Mark Buxton, associate professor and chair of accountancy, 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 Also check out the Accountancy Department Facebook page for current events and information. Students interested in joining SAS may send an email to


Association for Information Systems

The UIS Student Chapter of The Association for Information Systems has organized informative sessions on Data Science, Project Management, Database Management and various technological and managerial aspects of MIS. Experienced professors from UIS and professionals from State Farm have held sessions to provide more insights into job opportunities in today’s vastly dynamic business world.  Visit our website or follow us on Facebook.

  • Share best practices with an international network of student organizations
  • Network with other faculty advisors
  • Student leadership development

This chapter is actively engaging in many information systems related communities. Every year, UIS has teams enter student analytic competitions sponsored by large US companies and hosted by the AIS student organization. Several teams have been selected as finalists in the past few years. Many of our members participated in Oracle User Groups in St. Louis. They have attended regional IT meetings which support our communities. This year, a group of students is working with Sangamon Reclaim (a regional business) to improve its inventory control system.

Society for Human Resource Management

The UIS Chapter of SHRM took home first place after competing at the Illinois State HR Games held at NIU in June 2018

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides opportunities for students to network on the local level through student chapters. SHRM student chapters have regular meetings with programs designed to help members learn more about human resources (HR) and successful organizations. Meetings feature local leaders and HR professionals who provide insights about human resource issues in business, nonprofit, and government.

You do not have to be interested in Human Resources as a career to be part of the UIS SHRM Student Chapter—all majors are welcome! Almost every profession will encounter Human Resources at some point, so involvement in SHRM is just another piece of being a well-rounded student and future professional.

The UIS SHRM Student Chapter held a chartering ceremony on February 1, 2014, and have since earned various recognition and awards.  Students have the opportunity to compete in state competitions which include Jeopardy-style trivia and case competitions. Since 2014, the SHRM Student Chapter has received various 1st and 2nd place awards in the case competitions, received the 2015 – 2016 Honorable Mention, the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Superior Merit Award from the national SHRM organization for “providing superior growth and development opportunities for students,” and won the “Rookie of the Year” award during its first year as a student organization.

The chapter is advised by UIS faculty member Donna Rogers Skowronski, MEd., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Instructor, Management Department and co-advised by Ashley Miller, HR Generalist at Hospital Sisters Health System.  For more information on the UIS SHRM Student Chapter, contact Donna Rogers at 217-206-8264 or and check out our Website and UIS Connection sites.

UIS team places second in statewide Society for Human Resource Management competition- March 2019

UIS Society for Human Resource Management student chapter wins national Superior Merit Award 2nd Year in a Row-June 2018

Society for Advancement of Management

The UIS SAM case-competition team after winning first-place at the Thomas Greensmith Open Division Collegiate Management Case Competition on March 23, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia

SAM was founded in 1912 with one basic concept, to advance the field of management. The organization desires to bring people together from all over the world, from a variety of disciplines to discuss the merits of different managerial practices. More than that though, SAM members use those observations to become better at interacting with people when in a managerial capacity. From student, to entry level manager, to tenured member of the C-suite, SAM brings together people who “share a common bond of interest in becoming stronger, better managers.”

The UIS SAM team smiles brightly after the hard work and thought that went into the winning case competition presentation. They earned the chance to go to Washington, DC where they competed head to head with teams from across the country on a case study. Working through a variety of problems, and utilizing what they have learned about running a business to come up with a real-world business model, is at the heart of what the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) is about.

To find our more about the UIS chapter of Society for the Advancement of Management, please visit check out Connection Link, Facebook, or email  For more information about the national SAM organization, please visit their website at

UIS students finish in first place at a national Society for Advancement of Management competition-March 2018