Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

Developing the Next Generation of Business Leaders

One of the newest organizations to come to campus is Phi Beta Lambda. The chapter at SMWC is a professional student business organization that emphasizes the development of its members into becoming the next generation of business leaders. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

PBL offers many opportunities that improve leadership qualities, and it looks great on résumés. It is open to both campus and online students. Contact your advisor for more information, or apply online.

Future National Leadership Conferences are as followed:

2015 - Chicago, Illinois; June 24-27

2016 - Atlanta, Georgia; June 24-27

2017 - Anaheim, California; June 24-27

2018 - Baltimore, Maryland; June 23-26

2019 - San Antonio, Texas; June 24-27


Read the Tribune-Star article about what this experience has brought to four students (2011).

Read the Tribune-Star article about one student placing in the top 10 at the National Leadership Conference (2014).

SMWC students place in State Leadership Conference (2014).

SMWC students attend the National Leadership Conference (2014).

SMWC student places in top 10 at National Leadership Conference (2014).

Professional Leadership Speakers:

Robert L. Flott, Professional Writer, Journalist, Writing Teacher, Editor, Event Promoter and Entertainment Consultant.

  • Topic Social Media
  • Tuesday, October 23rd from 12 (noon) - 1 p.m.
  • Meets in Hulman Hall room 001 in basement
  •  Did you miss the event?  Watch the recorded webinar:  [Recorded Webinar]

Lisa Papperworth, Executive Director of Human Resources at Clabber Girl Corporation

  • Tuesday, September 18th from 12 (noon) - 1 p.m.
  • Meets in Hulman Hall room 001 in basement
  • Lunch will be provided at event
  • May attend virtually

Danny Wayne Beemer, Program Director Serving Visually Impaired Clients at the Wabash Independent Living & Learning Center

  • Thursday, November 6th from 12 (noon) - 1 p.m.
  • Meets in Hulman Hall room 213
  • Lunch provided at the event

Professional Leadership Development Opportunities:

Terre Haute Rotary Club Weekly Meeting:  Every Tuesday

  • Attend Downtown Terre Haute Rotary International Club (weekly luncheon/speaker)
  • Meets every Tuesday at Holiday Inn
  • Cost of lunch is $9.00
  • View photos from past meetings

Submit application here

What's Next?


Once you submit your membership application, your name will be added as a candidate to membership.  To qualify for membership, a candidate must:

  • attend two monthly meetings where leadership speakers are featured


The Department of Business and CIS sponsors your membership once you are moved from candidacy to membership.