Professional Organizations

This page contains a list of professional organizations that might be of interest to our Students, Alumni, or Staff.

100 Black Men An organization designed to improve the quality of life for African-Americans and other minorities. We are empowering young people through mentoring, education, health & wellness  and economic development programs. These programs nurture creativity, emphasize academic achievement and reinforce social responsibility.
Black Native-American Association The Black Native American Association (BNA) is an intertribal group of people with African-American and Native American heritage who organized in the late summer of 1992. Although our association was founded in the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area our intertribal membership includes indigenous peoples from all over the world.
The Council for Africans and Americans in Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS) In the early 1990s, William Massey of Bell Laboratories had an idea for an organization devoted mainly to addressing critical issues involving African-American researchers and graduate students in the mathematical sciences. It was envisioned that this organization would highlight current research by African-American researchers and graduate students in mathematics, strengthen the mathematical sciences by encouraging increased participation of African-Americans and members of other underrepresented groups, facilitate working relations among them, and provide assistance to them in cultivating their careers. This organization became known as the Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS).
Hispanic Association of AT&T Employees (HISPA) The Mission of HISPA is to influence company policies impacting Hispanics and other Business Resource Group (BRG) members, and to serve the communities in which we live and work through volunteerism and philanthropy.
Latin Business Association The LBA is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to the success of Hispanic businesses worldwide. We serve as a unifying voice for Hispanic businesses and as advocates for opportunities in all business areas. We provide services to our members in order to help them be successful and competitive. We encourage and facilitate networking among Hispanic business leaders, and we recognize and celebrate success within our community.
NAACP The primary focus of the NAACP continues to be the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities. Membership, the lifeblood of the Association, is open to anyone believing in the basic tenets of the NAACP.  The NAACP believes strongly that future leaders must be developed today, and such development is ongoing in the Youth and College Division.
National Alliance of Black School Educators The National Alliance of Black School Educators  NABSE, a 5,000 plus member, nonprofit organization founded in 1970 by Dr. Charles D. Moody, Sr. and other prominent educators, is the nation's largest network of African American educators. NABSE is dedicated to improving the educational accomplishments of African American youth through the development and deployment of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement.
National Association of Mathematicians The National Association of Mathematicians (NAM), a non-profit professional organization, has always had as its main objectives, the promotion of excellence in the mathematical sciences and the promotion of the mathematical development of underrepresented American minorities. It also aims to address the issue of the serious under-representation of minorities in the workforce of mathematical scientists.
National Black MBA Association The National Black MBA Association, Inc., (NBMBAA), is a business organization that leads in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for the African-American community.
National Hispanic Business Association The National Hispanic Business Association (NHBA) is a national network of students and alumni whose mission is to promote the development of undergraduate Hispanic business students through educational, professional, and networking opportunities to foster diversity, higher education, and the improvement of the Hispanic community.
National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers An Ad Hoc Committee for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers was organized in April 1972.  In December 1973, the Organization's Executive Board met to plan the first national meeting which was held in March 1974 in New Orleans. The national meeting provided a rare opportunity for Black chemists and chemical engineers to discuss issues of significance to their careers, to present technical papers, to formulate priorities and topics for future meetings. Practical and theoretical goals began to coalesce, and a national program was developed. The Organization has held national meetings since 1974. 
National Science Teachers Association - The High School Science Classroom The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 53,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.  NSBE is comprised of more than 270 chapters on college and university campuses, 75 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 75 Pre-College chapters. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions. 
National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) The purpose and mission of the National Society of Black Physicists is to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists within the scientific community and within society at large. The organization seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for African Americans in physics and to increase their numbers. It also seeks to develop activities and programs that highlight and enhance the benefits of the contributions that African American physicists provide for the world community. The society seeks to raise the general knowledge and appreciation of physics in the African American community. 
National Society for Hispanic Professionals (NSHP) The National Society for Hispanic Professionals (NSHP) seeks to empower Hispanic Professionals with networking & leadership opportunities and to provide information on education, careers and entrepreneurship.  It's also a fact that Hispanics are under-represented in Corporate America and Government so we believe it's necessary for NSHP to promote Hispanic employment and advancement in Corporate America. 
National Society of Professional Engineers The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the only engineering society that represents individual engineering professionals and licensed engineers (PEs) across all disciplines. Founded in 1934, NSPE strengthens the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure and ethics, enhancing the engineer image, advocating and protecting PEs' legal rights at the national and state levels, publishing news of the profession, providing continuing education opportunities, and much more. NSPE serves some 60,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters.
National Technical Association The National Technical Association (NTA), founded in 1925, is a rapidly growing association of minority scientists and engineers. Incorporated in Illinois in 1926, NTA is America's first and oldest professional association for minorities in science, technology, and engineering.  At close to 2000 active members, 50% of whom are professional women, NTA is an icon for excellence and diversity in America. Originally established by African-Americans to confront discrimination and unequal opportunity, NTA today is an organization for all minorities, women, and youth pursuing technical careers.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc., (SHPE Inc.) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the City of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.  Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation. 
Society of Mexican-American Engineers and Scientists The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) was founded in 1974 for the purpose of increasing the number of Mexican Americans and other Hispanics in the technical and scientific fields. Originally, the focus was on the professions, but as the organization grew, so did the scope of its activities and interests. The Society now represents the Mexican American community in the all-important technological arena on issues related to education, economics, environment and research.
Society of Women Engineers The Society of Women Engineers originated when small groups of women engineers and women engineering students began meeting independently in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Nearly 50 women from these groups came together on May 27, 1950, in New Jersey at Green Engineering Camp of the Cooper Union and formed the Society of Women Engineers. SWE is a non-profit educational service organization dedicated to making known the need for women engineers and encouraging young women to consider an engineering education. The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.
Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SHCC) is a voluntary membership network of individuals, businesses, Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and professional business associations across New Jersey and the Philadelphia area.  SHCC is the vehicle to access the latino community and its formidable purchasing power. SHCC has been actively involve with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.