Texas State’s Gold Chapter

By: Kassidy Amann

San Marcos – Net Impact, the collegiate organization sprawling across the world has one of its few gold chapters right here in San Marcos.

Originating in Oakland, CA, in 1993, Net Impact is one of the biggest MBA programs in the world. It’s founding values focus on people, profit, and the planet, also referred to as “the three p’s.”

Texas State’s individual chapter, located at the McCoy College of Business Administration, is one of Net Impact’s gold chapters. In order to obtain gold status, a chapter must achieve tremendous growth and impact their community in a positive way. In addition, they must meet a checklist of criteria to be named a gold chapter.

The McCoy chapter, founded in 2010 by Business Law Honor students, strives to sustain the environment through projects and conferences. Faculty advisor, Dr. Janet Hale, says that Net Impact is much more than just an organization, their efforts are truly making a change in the world.

“It’s the three things, social, economic and environmental, that are so important for us to make an impact in.” Hale said.

Projects include attending SXSW, the Summer X Games and other various events where Net Impact members will inform guests of their efforts in making a difference in the world.

With over 60,000 members across the world, Net Impact has grown tremendously since their first chapter, originally named Students for Responsible Business.

With the help of some of their funders including companies such as Toyota, PG&E and the National Park Service, Net Impact continues to set their sights on informing the public on environmental sustainability.

To learn more about the organization or to get in contact with any members, visit



Photo Credit: Texas State’s Net Impact Facebook Page