Student Life

Extra-curricular programs

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help for low-to moderate-income (under $50,000) people, who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Volunteers are trained by the IRS. Volunteers obtained certification from IRS by passing a basic proficiency exam in preparing income tax returns. Beta Alpha Psi at Pace University runs one of the most successful and largest VITA programs in New York City.

The annual IRS "Special Agents for a Day" allows students to work with experienced Special Agents from the IRS, who coach them and provide learning points along the way. The students act as honorary agents for the day and learn how to follow the paper trail of a simulated white collar crime.

Student Managed Investment Portfolio is a course that entails the management of a portfolio worth about $300,000 sponsored by the University. Students research individual companies and recommend purchases and sales. The class then votes to approve or reject the recommendation.

Student organizations

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Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) - ALPFA's mission is to be the leading Hispanic professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for CPAs, accounting, finance, and business related professionals and students, while expanding minority leadership in the global workforce. For more information, please visit or e-mail

Beta Alpha Psi volunteers assist the community with free tax preparation.
Beta Alpha Psi - The honors fraternity for business information professionals. BAP organizes presentations with guest speakers, as well as other events. For more information, please visit

Beta Gamma Sigma - The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence in the practice of business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is by invitation only. For more information, please visit

Economics Society - The purpose of the Economics Society is to inform and educate the Pace community about economics and all of its benefits, including career opportunities in economics. For more information, visit or e-mail

Finance Club (NYC) - The mission of the Pace Finance Club is to promote and strengthen student awareness of the financial markets, investment and analysis and portfolio management, while keeping its members alert of the various career opportunities available through our continuously expanding network. For more information, please visit or e-mail

Finance Society (Pleasantville) - The Finance Society allows members the opportunity to experience activities and events outside the classroom setting, such as trips to Manhattan and career nights. For more information, e-mail

Omicron Delta Epsilon - Omicron Delta Epsilon is the International Honor Society in Economics. Membership is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who meet academic requirements. The Society publishes a scholarly journal, The American Economist, which has the second-largest circulation among journals in the field. For information about Lubin's Alpha Rho chapter, e-mail

Women in Corporate America (WICA) - New members encouraged to participate! Learn to enhance your professional skills and network! For more information, visit or e-mail .