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Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

PRTM Student Groups & Associations

CEPA students standing with Sarah Moll ('99)

Find your people.

Our student groups and associations give you an opportunity to get involved in the campus and upstate community. 

Find the organization that best suits your area of study. 

  • Clemson Event Planners Association (CEPA)

    The Clemson Event Planners Association (CEPA) is composed of undergraduate students with an interest in events, hospitality, and marketing. CEPA meets twice a month, providing opportunities for members to get involved  and hosts guest speakers who share their advice, insight, and experiences in the events industry. In CEPA's first year, guest speakers included Make-A-Wish SC, Aramark, Fall for Greenville, Euphoria, and several other exciting guests. 

    Follow their Facebook page to get involved or email with questions! 

  • Clemson Tourism Network (CTN)

    The tourism concentration of the Clemson PRTM department is quite diverse in terms of nationalities, industry experience, and research interests. The Clemson Tourism Network emerged as a way to:

    • Link together diverse Clemson and non-Clemson faculty, students, alumni, and professionals from the tourism industry (e.g. networking, guest lectures, site visits or field excursions).
    • Build research infrastructure by providing a platform for sharing, refining, and collaborating on research projects (e.g. honing research, discussing contemporary issues and events, and partnering on projects).
    • Maximize output (e.g. publications, projects, presentations).

    Contact the Travel and Tourism concentration coordinator for more information. 

  • PARCS (graduate students)

    Protected Area Research by Clemson Students: A Student Chapter of the George Wright Society (PARCS) is a graduate student organization formed to bring together graduate students interested in protecting natural, cultural and historic resources with consideration for the communities and populations who use and appreciate the resources. The organization seeks to augment educational opportunities. It provides opportunities for improved communication with graduate student organizations on campus, the George Wright Society student chapters and the broader George Wright Society membership. The organization also strives to foster campus and community awareness of conservation and protected area issues.

    Send them a message via their Facebook page for details about how to get involved. 

  • PGA Golf Management Student Association

    The PGA Golf Management Student Association is an academic and social organization required of all PGA golf management students. Active participation in the organization is a key element in the overall success of each student. The association consists of a board of directors elected by their peers. The board consists of three officers and a number of committees including tournament, finance, communication and social committees. The board of directors meets weekly to discuss ways to better engage all students and offer various playing, volunteer and social opportunities. The professional development program consists of monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. The guest speakers present on a number of diverse topics and features leading PGA professionals in the area. Professional business attire is required.

    Contact the PGA Golf Management Program Director for details. 

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