Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration


Student Organizations


Horn Environmental Learning Project (H.E.L.P.)

The Horn Environmental Learning Project's mission is to provide members with a fun, social, physical outlet to assist in the development and conservation of Horn Field Campus, as well as to provide an opportunity for members to assist other organizations in the environmental well-being of Macomb and WIU communities, through direct experience.

Contact: Tommy LeGrand
Meets: Thursdays at 7:00 at Horn Field Campus Lodge

Advisor: Mindy Pheiffer



Graduate Recreation Society (GRS)

The Graduate Recreation Society brings together graduate students pursuing careers in the recreation, parks and leisure services profession.  The GRS sponsors academic and social activities that provide opportunities for graduate students to pursue personal and professional growth and development.

Contact: Dr. Mike McGowan
Meets: Regular meeting dates to be determined.

Meets: Mondays at 5:15 p.m. in Currens Hall, Room 408  


Student Events and Tourism Association (SETA)

Join S E T A to network with students, faculty, and alumni and gain your passport to professions in event planning/management and tourism administration!  We host and participate in various activities to enhance our understanding of the profession and the industry. 

Contact: Allison Staley
Meets: Every other Thursday at 5:00 p.m., Currens Hall 408

Meets: Every other Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Currens Hall, Room 408

Advisor: Dr. Minsun Doh

Student Recreation Society (SRS)

The Student Recreation Society's mission is to stimulate interest in the prospects, experiences, and services within the field of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration through various learning opportunities.  The SRS offers scholarship support to members interested in attending a Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration related conference.

Meets: Tuesdays @ 4:00 p.m. in Currens Hall, Room 408

Contact: Jessica Fish  Email:

Advisor: Dr. Michael Lukkarinen


Student Therapeutic Recreation Society (STRS)

The Student Therapeutic Recreation Society enhances the unique field of therapeutic recreation through a variety leadership roles, community volunteer efforts, collective social interests, and educational enlightenment.  

Contact: Emily Fritz (  //  Dr. McGowan (

Meets: Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m in Currens Hall 408.

President: Emily Fritz
Vice-President: Kevin Williams
Secretary: Holly Gloodt

Advisor: Dr. Michael McGowan