Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) is a prestigious international society that recognizes exceptional academic achievement amongst hospitality and tourism students. Established in 2002, the ESD HK SHTM Student Chapter is administered by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.

Students who become ESD members distinguish themselves in the eyes of educators, recruiters, and industry executives. The society provides a network system of over 90 chapters where outstanding students can exchange information and ideas, and participate in campus activities, fund-raising, and voluntary programmes. In addition, the chapters stimulate students to strive for academic excellence by providing tutoring and other forms of academic support.

Membership Eligibility

To be eligible for membership in Eta Sigma Delta, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete at least 50% of the credit hours required for graduation;
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5; and
  • Agree to uphold the values of creativity, diversity-equity-inclusion, ethics, excellence, leadership, and service.