Architecture Student Organizations
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is the student branch of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIAS sponsors many professional, social, and service events throughout the year including the Beaux Arts Ball. Our chapter also has Freedom By Design (FBD), which is dedicated to serving our local community.
National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) is the student arm of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Students participating seek to enhance the educational experience of its members by fostering diversity within the School of Architecture and the community at-large. NOMAS hosts the annual TRASHIONshow, an event where students design clothing out of reusable items.
The Student Director’s Advisory Council consists of two students from each year level in the School of Architecture and executive leaders of the architecture student organizations. This group acts as a liaison between the student body and the administration and meets monthly with the director of the Mississippi State University Bachelor of Architecture degree program.
Young Women in Architecture is a new student organization in the College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University, founded by architecture student Savannah Wilson. YWA's mission is to empower and support women in architecture during and after their time at Mississippi State. The group has established five pillars as its backbone: Design, Integrity, Community, Scholarship, and Purpose. In addition to preparing members for the professional world, they also focus on supporting the local community, uplifting members and fellow classmates, and pushing members to become better designers and individuals every day. Any person in architecture or architectural-related studies can join.