The Accounting Club, a student-led organization, expands the experiences of accounting majors outside the classroom. Events include speaker meetings, field trips to regional firms in both public and private practice, and networking events with professional organizations such as the WICPA and with local firms in a career fair format.
Accounting Career Fair
The Accounting Club also actively coordinates activities for the two Edgewood Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites in Madison and Stoughton. The VITA program is a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, AARP, and Edgewood College that provides free tax preparation assistance to people with low incomes, individuals with disabilities, seniors, and non-English speaking taxpayers. Edgewood College students are proud to provide this community service to more than 500 Dane County families annually.
Last year, Edgewood student volunteers prepared 1,388 individual 2011 tax returns. These returns averaged $574 in refunds or $796,940 for 2011. In the last three years, Edgewood volunteers prepared 4,600 tax returns that had refunds of approximately $2,640,400. This was in addition to the $100 to $150 dollars saved by each taxpayer in return preparation fees at a commercial preparer.
For more information about the Accounting Club or VITA, please contact Professor Amie Dragoo.
Delta Mu Delta Honor Society
The Delta Mu Delta Honor Society was founded in 1913 by five faculty members of New York University, Harvard University & Yale University. Their purpose was to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement by students of Business Administration. In 1992, Delta Mu Delta formed a partnership with ACBSP, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. Delta Mu Delta has a total nationwide membership of over 150,000 members.\
Edgewood College became the 269th chapter in February 2007 and assigned the name Lambda Epsilon. The academic standards of Delta Mu Delta reflect achievement of the highest distinction. At Edgewood College, undergraduate inductees must have an average cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better and must be from the top 15% of their total college class in cumulative grade average. Learn more.