Architecture Student Organizations
Alpha Rho Chi is the only national co-ed professional fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. Mississippi State's Hippodamus chapter includes students from architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, engineering, English, and more. The “Hippos" actively work together to host a series of professional events every spring, fundraising events for their philanthropy throughout the year, brotherhood events for chapter bonding, a White Rose Formal each fall, and a summer retreat for bonding/business. Recruiting and pledging occur in the beginning of the fall semester.
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.