Interior Design 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.
CSID, the Collegiate Society of Interior Designers, is a student-led organization encompassing the professional organizations ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and NEWH (Network of Executive Women in Hospitality). Focused on helping interior design students, the organization hosts lunch-and-learns, skill workshops, and community service events to aid students in their studies and prepare them for the workforce.
Interior Design Professional Organizations
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design.
Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, ASID strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 38,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) is dedicated to the advancement of education and research in interior design. IDEC fosters exchange of information, improvement of educational standards and development of the body of knowledge relative to the quality of life and human performance in the interior environment. IDEC concentrates on the establishment and strengthening of lines of communication among educators, practitioners, educational institutions and other organizations concerned with interior design education.
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 10,000 Members in 8 specialty Forums, 9 Regions, and more than 30 Chapters around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge.