Student Society

We are committed to developing our students into successful and ethical industry leaders in the future.

Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) is an International Hospitality Management Honour Society administered by the International CHRIE, the leading association devoted to hospitality and tourism. There are over 90 active chapters throughout the world, with CUHK's School of Hotel and Tourism Management as the first ESD chapter in Hong Kong. Members of this society are by invitation only. Only second and third year undergraduate students of the HRE Major with a cumulative GPA in the top quartile are eligible for membership. ESD committee members would organize various interesting and meaningful activities to enrich students' industry experience and professional knowledge.

The Society of Hospitality and Real Estate (SoHo) is the student organization established in Fall 1999 and serves peer students in the HRE major. Executive officers are elected under the supervision of the previous SoHo cabinet and guided by a faculty advisor. The society comprises of 10-13 freshmen and they organize various big scale activities during the academic year. Activities include Soho festival, international day, graduation photo day and annual party. Students learn to develop leadership skills, serve fellow classmates, and grow professionally through planning and organizing the annual events.