Clubs and Organizations

The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration is home to approximately nine clubs and organizations.

Fall 2016 Hotel School Club Fair
Fall 2016 Hotel School Club Fair

Cornell Nolan School clubs offer students the opportunity to further develop their interests and passions in a variety of hospitality-related areas, including sales and marketing, food and beverage, real estate, entrepreneurship, and much more. Clubs are active throughout the academic year with a wide range of events, including bringing in industry leaders (often alumni of the school) who share their expertise, hosting charity events, and touring facilities to learn more about a particular aspect of the industry.

Students may join more than one club as a member and may also run for an elected officer position. At the beginning of each fall semester, learn more by attending the Club Fair. You may also learn more about Nolan School clubs and organizations on CampusGroups, a web-hosted platform that creates an online community for Nolan School clubs, and for clubs and organizations at Cornell as a whole.

More information on the below clubs can be found on Cornell University’s CampusGroups site:

Club Descriptions

Air and Sea Hospitality

The Air and Sea Hospitality is a club within the Nolan School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University that specializes in fostering students’ interest in the airline and cruise industries.

American Hotel and Lodging Association, Student Chapter

2016 Winner of Student Chapter of the Year
2016 Winner of Student Chapter of the Year

The American Hotel and Lodging Association, Student Chapter is an advocate of the American lodging industry for Nolan School students through education, information, and member services, and aims to build meaningful and professional connections between the American Hotel and Lodging Association and Cornell University.

Cornell Hotel Society, Collegiate Chapter (CHS, CC)

The CHS, CC is the student assembly and the umbrella organization over all the student organizations at the Nolan School. The CHS, CC seeks to build, to strengthen, and to promote the connection between students and alumni by creating networking opportunities for students and encouraging their involvement in Nolan School clubs and organizations. Membership in the Collegiate Chapter exceeds 900 students; all students of the School, graduate and undergraduate, attain membership upon matriculation.

Cornell Nightlife in Hospitality

To educate club members on the nightlife industry’s operations, developments, and structure through specific themed presentations. To build relationships among club members through social media group integration, which will provide a forum for open discussion outside of the general body meetings.

Cornell Real Estate Club

The Club for Real Estate is a group of students sharing their passion for all aspects of hospitality real estate finance, banking, and development. The group works to foster an understanding of the industry and the trends in the marketplace, providing opportunities for networking with hospitality professionals.

Hotelies Serving Society

HS2 encourages Nolan School students to develop a lifelong spirit of service, a thorough understanding of social issues, and a prevailing sensitivity towards other people. The organization, formerly known as Hotelies Volunteering Today, is committed to helping students find opportunities to volunteer in their communities and apply what they have learned about service in the classroom to bettering those communities.

National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)

NSMH is a national non-profit organization that seeks to promote hospitality education, to foster professional advancement for minorities, and to create awareness of minority diversity in the hospitality industry. The Cornell chapter serves as a mechanism to meet the needs of minority students of African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American descent in the School.

The Grid

The Grid’s purpose is to provide a creative outlet for design-hungry students at Cornell University. We are the intersection between hospitality and design, collaborating together to learn, practice, and build electronically and physically. We host a variety of activities from general body meetings, online program workshops, speaker presentations, and company visits.

Women Leadership in Hospitality

The Women Leadership in Hospitality club educates and encourages future women leaders in the hospitality industry. Members gain insights and learn from the challenges faced by female industry leaders through research, guest speakers, and networking. We aim to learn about and break stereotypes while creating strong bonds.