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Student Organizations

As you and your peers journey through the design life together, we encourage you to join a student organization that will build lasting relationships while also enhancing your professional skills in design.

Interdisciplinary Design Student Groups

Design Council

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The Design Council is an interdisciplinary group of students within the College of Design with the goal of enriching and connecting the design student experience through social, community, and industry-related events.

Multicultural Design Student Association (MDSA)

Multicultural Design Student Association (MDSA) offers exposure to the importance of diversity and is open to all students that include participation in community service and volunteer work and offers members the ability to engage with professionals in the community through guest speakers and other networking activities.

Architecture Student Groups

Architecture Graduate Student Association (AGSA)

The NC State Architecture Graduate Student Association (AGSA) is an organization dedicated to facilitating the development of a strong graduate student community within the School of Architecture at the College of Design.

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

The NC State chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is a student-run organization that has been working for the betterment of the Architectural Education Community for over 50 years. Within this organization, there is also a community service branch called “Freedom by Design.”

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National Organization of Minority Architect Students (NOMAS)

NOMAS is the NC State University chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architect Students. Launched in the Fall of 2018, it connects minority architect students to their peers, the community, and the architecture industry and offers several opportunities to network and get involved.

Young Architects Forum (YAF)

The Young Architects Forum (YAF) is a subcommittee of AIA Triangle. The Young Architects Forum leadership development program of the AIA College of Fellows. It focuses on professional development, leadership, personal growth and other important subjects relevant to young professionals and interns early in their careers.

Art + Design Student Groups

Bodies of Art + Design

The Bodies of Art + Design is an outlet for students, faculty, and alumni within the College of Design for Art + Design and Design Studies majors.


Art2Wear is a student-organized runway show that presents fashion, costume and wearable sculpture created by the students of the College of Design at NC State University.

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Landscape Architecture Student Groups

Student American Society of Landscape Architects (SASLA)

SASLA is the NC State student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. It connects students in the Landscape Architecture program to the profession through events, lectures, and other activities.

The Student Publication

Incorporated into a course on design writing, editing, curating and publishing, the Student Publication connects the College community to emerging topics in design education, practice, and thinking.

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