Student organizations are a foundation for providing students with opportunities to apply and develop their classroom knowledge to the real world. Through these organizations students are able to experience positions of leadership and responsibility.
The primary student organization supported by the department is the Association of Information Technology Professionals, or AITP. The organization was initiated in 1978 as a student chapter of the Data Processing Management Association. In 1996, the name changed to the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and then again to CompTIA AITP in 2016. The TXST student chapter of AITP is sponsored by and participates in the monthly meetings of the San Antonio AITP professional chapter.
The organization provides Computer Information Systems and other students with a wide variety of opportunities to set themselves apart. The chapter has monthly chapter meetings, typically the first Tuesday of the month, open to all students with an interest in information technology. These meetings host leading IT organizations and guest speakers from a variety of IT disciplines, many of whom are alumni and/or Texas State hiring organizations.
The chapter also participates in student conferences throughout the region. In the fall CompTIA AITP holds a regional IT competition, and in the spring our chapter participates in the national U.S. IT Collegiate Conference. Each of these conferences offers a variety of IT competition events including Systems Analysis & Design, Database Design, Mobile Applications Development, Network Design, Microsoft Office, Security and more. The Texas State University AITP chapter conference crew typically brings home more than a few trophies and awards from these events.
In addition to hosting community service events, IT information sessions, social events and participating in various university events, the Texas State chapter of AITP also hosts an annual High School IT Symposium. Area high school students are invited to the Texas State campus to participate in competitions, speaker sessions, and campus tours. More than 300 are high school students attend this event. Many of our alumni and members of the CIS&QM advisory board members participate or attend this popular event.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Our mission as students of Texas State University-San Marcos, in order to serve as a center for the procurement of knowledge, is to foster communication with the McCoy College of Business Administration, create opportunities within the academic and the business community with the intention of developing proper business acumen, provide a medium for cultural enrichment, and encourage the pursuit of true and ethical ideals.
Mission: To explore the field of data analytics with the focus of facilitating student's growth into qualified professionals who are capable of solving real world challenges.