Hurricane Ian Update
September 28, 2022 Claflin Family: At approximately 4:10 p.m., South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. As the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a major priority, Claflin University will close and classes will be canceled on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. Classes for Friday, September 30, 2022, will be held virtually. Students are encouraged to check Moodle for instructions from professors. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek safety away from the predicted affected (coastal) areas. Residential students who live in South Carolina or within a 4-hour radius are strongly encouraged to leave campus. However, residential students who are unable to leave campus must register with the Office of Residential Life no later than Thursday, September 29, at 10 a.m. by clicking here. The Office of Residential Life will be on-call to answer questions in case of emergencies at (803) 258-8981. The University Dining Center will operate on the following schedule: Thursday: Normal operations. No late night dining. Friday: Brunch (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) Saturday & Sunday: Brunch (10 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) * Meals will be take-out on Friday through Sunday. Pizza Hut and Starbucks will be closed. If conditions become worse (power outages, flooding, downed trees, etc.), the University will implement its emergency protocol and provide shelter and meals in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex (located on the campus of Claflin University). You are encouraged to visit the University’s website, where updates will be posted regarding University operations. Updates also will be posted through Panther Alerts (text messages), Panther X, and email. For general information and updates, please call the University’s Information Line at (803) 535-5243. In case of on-campus emergencies, please call Claflin University Public Safety at (803) 535-5444. You may also check the National Weather Service for up-to-date alerts at https://www.weather.gov/cae/

Student Organizations

Students in the School of Business are encouraged to join organizations pertaining to their area of study.

ENACTUS (Formerly known as SIFE)

ENACTUS is an acronym refers to "Entrepreneurial Action by Us". This organization emerged in 2012 carrying the organizational legacy of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise). Enactus members believe that "human progress depends on our ability to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit that lives within each of us and channel the unique talents, passions and ideas we each possess toward creating good in the world."

This organization offers students the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial talents and networking skills to implement sustainable projects that would help the local communities. Student members of Enactes have the opportunity to participate in competitions to showcase their innovation and project management skills. Enactus members also have opportunity to network with a global community of student entrepreneurs because at present Enactus national competitions are held in 35 countries across continents.

For more information go to www.enactus.org

NABA (National Association of Black Accountants)

NABA offers a variety of benefits to the accounting professional whether beginning your career or a seasoned executive. Benefits arrange from exposure to current accounting related topics to job searches to motivational and instructional conferences to mentoring to networking. NABA continuously strives to bring the most current industry issues to our members.

For more information go to www.nabainc.org

AMA (American Marketing Association)

AMA is a professional association for individuals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide. The principle roles are advancing marketing competencies, practice and thought leadership, being and advocate for marketing and promoting its importance, efficacy and ethics, being an essential resource for marketing information, education/training relationships.

For more information go to www.ama.org.

Center for Entrepreneurship

Center for entrepreneurship hosts annual entrepreneurial business plan competition for Claflin University students. The winning teams are mentored to participate in various regional and national entrepreneurial business plan competitions. The center affiliated faculty members also advise student and local residents contemplating to start new ventures.

Delta Mu Delta

International honor society established to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement of students in Business Administration.

For more information visit http://www.deltamudelta.org.

Dean's Council

These individuals go hand in hand assisting the Dean of the School of Business.

Executive Lecture Series

School of Business hosts various executive lecture series on contemporary business issues. The lectures are given by prominent business and/or community leaders. These lectures provide great opportunity for our students to boost their processional networking skills and to connect with potential mentors from business and industries.

PBL (Phi Beta Lambda)

Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit education association that prepares students for careers in business-related fields. For more information go to www.fbla-pbl.org.

Sigma Nau Tau

The mission of the organization Sigma Nu Tau (SNT) is "To promote, recognize, and reward academic excellence in entrepreneurship and to encourage and recognize the practice of principled entrepreneurship". SNT is a national, academic honor society in entrepreneurship that charters SNT chapters at U.S. institutions of higher learning that offer bachelors, masters, and/or PhD degrees in entrepreneurship. Claflin University was the 7th chartered SNT campus (charter approved in January 2012).

For more information on SNT please visit http://sigmanutau.org.

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