The Construction Management Society was awarded “Student Organization of the Year” by the MSU Moorhead Office of Student Activities (OSA) for 2011-12. The group was in competition with 128 other student organizations. In addition, the CM Society was also recognized for “Outstanding Collaborative Project of the Year” for their community service efforts working in conjunction other student organizations.
The Construction Management Society is the professional student organization in the CM program. The students join one organization which serves as the “umbrella organization” representing student chapter affiliation with the Associated General Contractors (AGC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), and the National Home Builders Association (NHBA). Membership is available to all students enrolled in Construction Management program and students from across the campus. The chapter organizes meetings, field trips, guest speakers, and social activities. Students participate in CM competitions and attend other professional association meetings throughout the year. The student chapter selects the competition team members and raises money to support the competition.
The fundamental purpose of Sigma Lambda Chi is to provide recognition to outstanding students in construction curricula. Sigma Lambda Chi is the society that offers students the opportunity to be recognized locally and internationally for their academic accomplishments as a construction major. Sigma Lambda Chi has three objectives.
For students to be eligible for membership, they must be in the top thirty percent of their class, have a minimum GPA of 3.0. They must have leadership involvement and construction industry involvement through work experience and continuous industry interaction. Once accepted into membership they are expect to up hold the values and ideals Sigma Lambda Chi throughout their career in the construction industry.
Sigma Lambda Chi was founded April 30, 1949 at Michigan State University. Sigma Lambda Chi TAU IV was installed in April 2006 and 18 chartered members were installed. To date, the chapter at MSUM has installed 79 members. The chapter has received three awards from the International Sigma Lambda Chi Organization for fundraising and pledge projects. In addition, the chapter received the Five Star Award in 2011, Outstanding Community Service Project for 2012 and presented by the Office of Student Affairs at MSUM.