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    Slippery Rock University
  Dec 18, 2017
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism

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113 Eisenberg Building

Bruce Boliver

Lori Marttala

Bruce Boliver, Christine Glenn, Lalanda Stromp


The department of Hospitality Event Management and Tourism offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Resort, Recreation, and Hospitality Management.

The mission of the Resort, Recreation, and Hospitality Management major is to develop entry-level professionals in the hospitality and tourism fields with competencies in administration, management, leadership, programming, planning, sustainability, hospitality, and business skills.  This is accomplished by providing quality academic preparation that incorporates both classroom and supervised practical experiences.

The department cooperates closely with a number of agencies and organizations in the hospitality and tourism industry to provide quality academic and practical experiences.  Cooperative agreements with a variety of resorts, hotels, cruise lines, VCB’s, country clubs, arenas, YMCA’s, municipal recreation departments, and campgrounds provide ample opportunities for students to acquire a sound base in the practical application of theory, knowledge, and skills provided in the classroom.

Graduates of the program are currently employed in positions within the hospitality and tourism fields.  Many are serving as resort and cruise line recreation directors and managers, YMCA directors, event planners, camp directors, front desk managers, hotel assistant GM’s, and municipal recreation directors.

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