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Student Organizations

The student body at UNL-ARCH is actively involved in an extensive array of organizations. These organizations, on both the local and national levels, keep our students current in the growing dialogue and issues confronting our profession today.

AIAS - American Institute of Architecture Students

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is the official student body organization in the Architecture Program. As the liaison between the students and practicing professionals, the organization provides close contact with the American Institute of Architects and its members as well as student organizations from other universities. In addition, the AIAS represents the student body on various faculty committees, makes recommendations to the program, hosts visiting speakers, and organizes various social activities. All students in the program are encouraged to actively participate in this organization, ideally joining in their freshman year.
Local Chapter Website
National Chapter Website

SPAN - Student Planning Association of Nebraska

Membership in the Student Planning Association of Nebraska is open to students enrolled in the Master of Community and Regional Planning degree program. Interested students from other disciplines are eligible to become associate members.

This organization serves an advocate/liaison function for MCRP students with faculty, practicing professional planners, and others outside the department. SPAN identifies and facilitates opportunities for the professional development of MCRP students and others interested in planning, as well as organizes social functions and a variety of educational experiences.

SAB - Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board selects students to serve on College committees; meets regularly with the Dean to discuss areas of concern regarding the welfare of the College and the needs of the students; recommends to the faculty specific curriculum changes or new proposals; recommends to the Dean and to the College Council specific changes in student affairs, facilities, or resource materials; and serves as a communication link between College committees and the student body.

The Student Advisory Board consists of elected representatives from the following programs within the College of Architecture: 1. One student from each year in the architecture option (first through sixth year). 2. One student from each year in the interior design option (first through fourth year). 3. Two graduate students from the Department of Community and Regional Planning. Representatives from the College’s other student organizations are also members of the Student Advisory Board: a. Tau Sigma Delta president (ex officio), b. Alpha Rho Chi president (ex officio), c. ASUN representative of the College (ex officio), d. AIAS president (ex officio), e. SPAN president (ex officio), and f. ASID student chapter president (ex officio).

GRIP - Gender and Race Issues in Planning

GRIP focuses on issues of race and gender in the practice of community and regional planning. The organization sponsors activities and programs that enhance understanding of issues and overcome obstacles to the full participation of all people in community and regional planning.

Membership and participation in GRIP is open to all students enrolled in the Master of Community and Regional Planning degree program. Alumni, practicing professionals, and students from other disciplines are also invited to participate as associate members.

SDA - Society of Design Administration

The Society of Design Administration is a national organization to promote the exchange of ideas and to educate its members in the related disciplines of design firm administration.
National Chapter Website

ASID - American Society of Interior Designers

Students in the interior design program are eligible for membership in the student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers and upon graduation may become allied members of the professional organization.
National Chapter Website

Ampersand

Ampersand is a periodic student publication of student concerns, issues and announcements. Ampersand provides a forum for students, faculty and professionals to exchange ideas, and is distributed in both hard copy and through the World Wide Web.

NOMA - National Organization of Minority Architects

The student chapter of NOMA is open to all qualified individuals irrespective of race, creed, or nationality. The NOMA chapter encourages and promotes fellowship, cooperation, communication and solidarity among students in the College of Architecture, as well as providing recommendations on policies affecting the students of the College and University. The student chapter seeks to encourage appreciation of multicultural issues in the allied design professions by hosting speakers, sponsoring conferences, and hosting various events during the year.
National Chapter Website

TSD - Tau Sigma Delta

Tau Sigma Delta is a national architectural and allied arts honorary society. The purpose of Tau Sigma Delta is to emphasize scholarship, leadership, and character; to stimulate mental achievement and effort; and to acknowledge those students who attain high scholastic standing in architecture and the allied arts of design, by the reward of membership. Membership in Tau Sigma Delta is by invitation only and is extended to undergraduate and graduate students in the top 20 percent of their respective classes based on grade point average.
National Chapter Website

APX - Alpha Rho Chi

Alpha Rho Chi (APX) is the national coeducational professional fraternity for students of architecture and the allied arts. It is represented at the University of Nebraska by the Pytheos Chapter. Alpha Rho Chi aims to unite students in fellowship in order to promote their artistic, scientific, and practical proficiency. It serves as a catalyst toward achieving academic excellence and professional development within a framework of fraternal opportunities. It also participates in collegiate and community service projects which strive to improve the general welfare and environment of our society. Alpha Rho Chi offers a challenging, stimulating, and rewarding academic and fraternal experience which helps prepare its individual members for responsible participation as leaders in their chosen professional and community life.
National Chapter Website

IIDA - International Interior Design Association

Students in the interior design program are eligible for membership in the student chapter of the International Interior Design Association. IIDA is the “Future of Design,” and no one represents this better than our student members. The association identifies the influence that new designers have on the profession and targets student members with information and events that will help members to begin a successful career. Various educational and professional events assist students in achieving academic excellence. Participating in this collegiate community will help members improve the general health, safety, and welfare for our society.
National Chapter Website

UNL-SASLA - Student American Society of Landscape Architects

Membership in SASLA is open to students enrolled in the Landscape Architecture Program. As the liaison between the students and practicing professionals, the organization provides close contact with the local chapter - Great Plains, American Society of Landscape Architects as well as the national chapter - American Society of Landscape Architects. The UNL-SASLA makes recommendations to the program, hosts visiting speakers, and organizes various activities. All students in the program are encouraged to actively participate in the organization.

Local Chapter Website

National Chapter Website