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Eta Sigma Delta


The School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong has established the first local chapter of the Eta Sigma Delta (ESD), International Hospitality Management Honors Society. Members of this society are by invitation only. Only second and third year undergraduate students of the HMG Major with a cumulative GPA in the top quartile are eligible for membership. The fifteen induction ceremony of ESD and the School's Award Recognition ceremony where held on April 15, 2016. Mr. David Udell, Group President, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts served as the Chapter Honeree of Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society.

  • Five Points of Honor of Eta Sigma Delta 

    • Excellence :
    We light this candle to represent our continuous pursuit of Excellence in all we do. Through the quest for Excellence, we pledge to uphold high standards for both academic and professional achievement. This candle shines for Excellence.
    • Leadership :
    We light this candle as a hallmark of Leadership. A leader is like a light held high that brightens the way for others. Let us each pledge that in our personal and professional relationships, we will demonstrate the qualities of Leadership. This candle shines for Leadership.
    • Creativity :
    We light this candle in recognition of Creativity. We realize that our ability to think creatively will affect the future of our professions. Our innovation will lead to better decisions and outcomes. This light shines for Creativity.
    • Service :
    We light this candle to acknowledge the importance of Service. After all, it is Service that makes the hospitality industry unique. May our concern for others help promote our professional success and inspire us to lead lives of Service. This candle shines for Service.
    • Ethics :
    We light this final candle to establish the commitment we have to Ethics. The consideration of Ethics guides our personal and professional decision-making. May this final candle brilliantly light the way for each of us throughout our lives. This candle shines for Ethics.

Student Member ESD Eligibility 

Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

    • Students must have completed 50% of the credit hours required for graduation.
    • Students must have officially declared Hospitality Management as their major.
    • Students must be enrolled in an institution that belongs to International CHRIE.
    • Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in a 4.0 system.
    • Student must be in the top 20% of the class.
    • Student must agree to uphold the values of excellence, leadership, creativity, service, and ethics.

Inductees 2016/17

17 undergraduate candidates were inducted as members of Eta Sigma Delta at the Induction Ceremony of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chapter on April 15, 2016.

Class of 2016Class of 2017

Lai Yingke, Crystal
Lee Harin, Rina
(Marketing Officer, 2016/17 Session)
Mui Cheuk Wai, Timothy
Wat Lai Ying, Lillian
(External Vice President, 2016/17 Session)

Chan Hiu Lun, Chris
(President, 2016/17 Session)

Chan Hoi Yan, Janice
Cheung Jaime Tin-Yee
Cheung Yan Tung, Dora
Cho Kei Wai, Vicky
(Secretary, 2016/17 Session)
Chung Kin Ling, Zenith
(Internal Vice Presient, 2016/17 Session)

Kwok Charlotte Pui Chin
(Treasurer, 2016/17 Session)

Luk Ka Man, Karmen
(Publication Officer, 2016/17 Session)

Ngan Hoi Yee, Evanna
Siu Yuet Ying, Eva
Tang Yan Ho, Adrian
Tsang Pui Yu, Barbie
Yuen Tse Kwong, Sam


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