Get involved! It’s a great way to make your college years not only successful but memorable and meaningful. Each student organization offers an array of activities and professional development opportunities. It’s a great way to network not only internally but externally with professionals in your interest area. The College of Architecture has so many organizations for you to choose from. Join one or join several, it’s up to you.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS (AIAS)
President: Quinlan McFadden, email@example.com
Faculty Sponsor: Craig Babe
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is the official student body organization in the Department of Architecture at UNL. 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 department, hosts visiting speakers, and organizes various social activities. All students in the department are encouraged to actively participate in this organization.
The AIAS chapter at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln is part of a larger, independent, 501c3 non-profit and student-run organization that is more than just a club. This grassroots association is a cooperative between thousands of students in North America (of all ages and academic degrees) committed to helping each other. It provides a sense of community and a forum to share differing views. The AIAS is also a professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students.
ALPHA RHO CHI (APX)
Faculty Sponsor: David Karle
Alpha Rho Chi (APX) is the national fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. Our brotherhood unites men and women for the purpose of fellowship and lifelong friendships and our mutual interest in professional development. This is exemplified by the fraternity’s motto: Fidelitas, Amor et Artes
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA STUDENT CHAPTER of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (ASLA)
President: Madeline McGill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Sponsor: Mark Hoistad
The University of Nebraska Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) kicks off the academic year with a cook out. This event helps foster mentoring relationships between upper and lower classes and information sharing about the program. The chapter will include several scheduled activities centered on academics as well as nonacademic activities.
ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA (ASUN)
Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) is meant to serve the student on campus by acting as their voice and relaying student opinions to faculty, staff and the Board of Regents.They are a student resource and want to emphasize that their doors are always open. If you are interested in learning about ASUN, have a problem with something on campus, or are passionate about a project and need resources to help you along please let them know.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS/INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION (ASID/IIDA)
President: Ashlynn Engelhard, email@example.com
Faculty Sponsor: Lindsey Bahe
The Nebraska/Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is made up of approximately 400 members involved in healthcare, contract, product and residential design. Your membership provides you the opportunity to set side-by-side professional members in job shadowing, chapter trade shows and team meetings, not to mention local student scholarships and awards. To learn more about ASID and the benefits of being a student member watch the video below and visit www.asid.org/students.
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) student membership provides students enrolled in an interior design program the resources they need for educational and professional development, that are not available on campus. These benefits are exclusive to IIDA student members and give aspiring designers unique opportunities to build professional connections that extend well after graduation.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS (NOMA)
Faculty Sponsor: Sharon Kuska
The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.
QUEER NEBRASKA DESIGN STUDENTS (QNDS)
Faculty Sponsor: Sarah Karle
QNDS is a student organization for research projects led by students working on queerness in the built environment. As students, we believe that design should respond to social change. QNDS's goal is to offer the platform in which to create it.
STUDENT PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF NEBRASKA (SPAN)
Faculty Sponsor: Zhenghong Tang
The Student Planning Association of Nebraska (SPAN), the organization for planning students in the Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
TAU SIGMA DELTA
President: Austin Riggins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Sponsor: Kathy Ankerson
The Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts is the only national honor society for architecture and design majors that is accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies.
The Society recognizes intellectual achievement, effort and initiative as well as leadership and character. This prize of membership acknowledges undergraduate and graduate students who attain high scholastic standing in their field.
The organization also honors practitioners in the field for excellence in design with the national organization’s Gold Medal Award, which is presented each spring at the ACSA Annual Meeting. The Silver Medal is awarded by individual chapters to a Professional with a record of distinction in design. The Bronze Medal Award is presented to students who have distinguished themselves in design, and is elected by the student membership of the chapter.
US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL OF NEBRASKA (USGBC)
Faculty Sponsor: Sharon Kuska
The US Green Building Council of Nebraska (USGBC) Flatwater Chapter is a coalition of students and young professionals intent on promoting the integration of future leaders into the green building movement.
Executive Vice Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board
Shayla Dick, email@example.com
CRP: Kristen Ohnoutka, firstname.lastname@example.org
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