Student Organizations

RPTS Club

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The purpose of the Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (RPTS) club is to provide RPTS majors and all other students at Texas A&M the opportunity to build networks, meet other students, and promote the RPTS Department through socialization and interaction during club activities. The RPTS Club is open to all students, faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. Through our programs and service events throughout the year, we ensure that the club offers a wide variety of activities for members to participate in with at least two service projects per semester. The club encompasses all aspects of RPTS from community and youth development, hospitality, tourism, park and natural resource management. Additionally, the club offers the opportunity for members to attend conferences in both the fall and spring semester. Become a member today! Click Here

Rho Phi Lambda

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The purpose of The Rho Phi Lambda Professional Honorary shall be five fold:

1. To recognize superior recreation/parks/ leisure major students;

2. To encourage the development of professional standards for the leisure field;

3. To stimulate the personal development of individual members’ professional growth
in the leisure field;

4. To cultivate, foster and promote a sentiment of amity among the students of the leisure profession;

5. To recognize those persons who have made outstanding contributions to the field of recreation/parks/leisure.

Aggie REPS

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RPTS Aggie REPS is a leadership organization which strives to serve our department, the students, and the faculty, and to help others learn about our field. Each year the REPS design and lead programs such as career fairs, dinners with faculty, recruiting events, the COALS tailgate, and projects to increase the department’s visibility and reputation. Students must be RPTS or CDEV majors with full-time status to serve as RPTS Aggie REPS. Applications for new REPS will be accepted until April 8 at 5:00 pm and interviews will be held in mid-April 2016. Application: http://rptsintern.tamu.edu/rpts-aggie-reps-application/.

For information contact Mrs. Scott at susan-g-scott@tamu.edu or one of the REPS who works the reception desk on the fourth floor of AGLS.

Aggie Restaurant and Hospitality Club

Aggie Hospitality and Restaurant Club

We like to call it Texas A&M’s best kept secret. We are a group of students interested in entering the restaurant and hospitality industry in one way or another. The club is open to all majors, so we span a broad range of interests including restaurant management, the culinary arts, food writing, hotel and resort management, and event planning. We meet about twice a month with restaurant owners, chefs, recruiters, and other industry professionals to learn about every aspect of the business. If you are interested in food, dining, and hospitality, then this is definitely for you! Click Here!

SEPA (Student Event Planners Association)

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(SEPA) is a student organization focusing on developing professional skills and establishing networks with Event Planning professionals, associations, organizations and conferences. The mission statement for SEPA is to provide a professional outlet for future event planners to gain knowledge and experience, develop skills and network. Our vision is to make SEPA an asset to any event planner’s resume.

To find out more information please select the following link!

HFTP (Hospitality, Financial and Technology Professionals) 

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HFTP is a global nonprofit hospitality association that uniquely understands the hospitality industry’s problems. The association is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry. HFTP has around 5,000 members and several thousand stakeholders accross the globe!

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