Welcome to the NSMH Website!

Our site was created to serve as a valued resource for NSMH members, industry partners, and other key stakeholders!

The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989, to educate, encourage, and empower minority students interested in pursuing hospitality careers. With well over 50 chapters worldwide, the organization is committed to providing resources, tools, and information to assist students in their endeavors to succeed in the hospitality industry as well as to work closely with industry partners in developing diverse, inclusive, and supportive environments.

Be sure to visit our website regularly as we provide key information related to our signature events, educational and career opportunities, chapter resources and information, and much more. Each year, NSMH hosts an Annual Conference and multiple Regional Conferences. Key details about these events can be found on our website. Additionally, NSMH members are encouraged to post their resumes on our websites’ Career Center to get noticed by our industry partners and other valued employers.

NSMH provides a life-changing experience and priceless resources. Start a chapter or become a member today!  

Register Today for the 2024 NSMH National Board Speeches & Election

Plan to join us live. Register today HERE. Speeches will be provided LIVE on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 6:00 PM ET.


NSMH Announces its 2023 - 2024 National Board

The entire organization appreciates the work and dedication of its outgoing Board of Directors. We wish them well in their future endeavors! In June 2023, the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality announced its incoming 2023-2024 National Board. The new National Board consists of:

National Chair: Amani Sanders, Virginia State University
National Vice Chair: Kelli Doan, Cal Poly Pomona
Chair Emeritus: Simone Edmundson, Hyatt; North Carolina Central University Graduate
Western Chair - Makayla Montoya, New Mexico State University
Northeast Regional Chair - Emily Rodriguez, Manchester Community College
Southeast Regional Chair - Aamira Southerland, North Carolina Central University
National Planning Director: Jalaysha Tucker, North Carolina Central University
National Programs Director: Hoorain Masood, Manchester Community College
National Public Relations Director: Kadiyatu Mayah, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

NSMH Issued Statement Regarding SCOTUS Decision Related to Affirmative Action

Today’s Supreme Court decision in the case of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, which eliminates affirmative action programs on college campuses is truly disappointing. This ruling strikes at the heart of our ongoing efforts to bring racial equity to our nation's institutions of higher education and in the workplace. Read More

The Benefits of Membership

The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality is a non-profit organization committed to providing countless benefits to students interested and/or involved in the study of hospitality. NSMH provides access to tools, resources, knowledge, and industry partners in an effort to assist students in receiving the professional development and networking opportunities needed to grow and thrive in the hospitality industry. We encourage you to become a part of the NSMH family today! 

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NSMH Annual Conference

The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality hosts an Annual Conference to provide professional development opportunities, unparalleled networking, and an overall great time. This is a perfect time for industry to connect directly with NSMH members--the future of the hospitality industry. Be sure to check back for future conferences. 

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