Student Organizations

Art
American Advertising Federation

As the "Unifying Voice for Advertising," the American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the trade association that represents 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. AAF's 130 corporate members are advertisers, agencies and media companies that comprise the nation's leading brands and corporations. AAF has a national network of 210 ad clubs and connects the industry with an academic base through its 210 college chapters.

Website for American Advertising Federation

Interior Design
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

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.

Website for American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Building Construction Science
Associated Builders and Contractors

BCS students operate a student chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors,  a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members.

Website for Associated Builders and Contractors

Building Construction Science
Associated General Contractors

The Mississippi State University Building Construction Science student team won third place in the Region II Design Build competition in Peachtree City, Georgia, in spring 2018. The competition is sponsored by the Associated General Contractors.

Website for Associated General Contractors

Art
College Art Association

The College Art Association (CAA) is the premier national organization which supports artists, art historians, arts educators in higher education, and other visual arts professionals.  It holds regional workshops and meetings as well as yearly national meetings which allow for the presentation of the latest scholarship and innovative art and offer a place to share valuable information about teaching practices and the most recent developments in classroom technology.

Website for College Art Association

Art
Graphic Artists Guild

The Graphic Artists Guild (GAG) is a national union of illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and other creatives who have come together to pursue common goals, share their experience, raise industry standards, and improve the ability of visual creators to achieve satisfying and rewarding careers.

We do this through democratic and egalitarian means within a structure open to all working artists. Every Guild member is guaranteed a voice and the opportunity to actively participate.

Website for Graphic Artists Guild

Interior Design
Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)

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.

Website for Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)

Interior Design
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

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.

Website for International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Building Construction Science
Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF)

The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote careers, recruit capable individuals, and train a quality workforce for the construction industry in Mississippi.  In 1996, a coalition of construction associations formed MCEF. Ten major trade associations are represented on MCEF’s board:

  • MS Associated Builders & Contractors
  • MS Associated General Contractors
  • American Subcontractors Association
  • Home Builders Association of MS
  • MS Asphalt Association
  • MS Concrete Industries Association
  • MS Manufacturers Association
  • MS Road Builders Association
  • National Assoc. of Women in Construction
  • Brick Industry Association

MCEF is a proud sponsor of our weeklong iBuild summer construction camp. 

Website for Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF)

Building Construction Science
Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF)

The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote careers, recruit capable individuals, and train a quality workforce for the construction industry in Mississippi.  In 1996, a coalition of construction associations formed MCEF. Ten major trade associations are represented on MCEF’s board:

  • MS Associated Builders & Contractors
  • MS Associated General Contractors
  • American Subcontractors Association
  • Home Builders Association of MS
  • MS Asphalt Association
  • MS Concrete Industries Association
  • MS Manufacturers Association
  • MS Road Builders Association
  • National Assoc. of Women in Construction
  • Brick Industry Association

MCEF is a proud sponsor of our weeklong iBuild summer construction camp. 

Website for Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF)

Building Construction Science
National Roofing Contractor’s Alliance (NRCA)

A student team participated in the National Roofing Contractor’s Alliance (NRCA) competition. The alliance's 2019 Construction Management Student Competition was a “hallmark competition that promotes careers in roofing industry management. The competition is designed to challenge students' roofing knowledge, construction management skills, time management, and organizational and presentation skills.”

website for National Roofing Contractor’s Alliance (NRCA)

Art
Society of Publication Designers

For over a quarter of a century, the Society of Publication Designers (SPD) has been a driving force for quality and innovation in publication design. It is the one venue in which the best of the best continually strive.

SPD encourages artistic excellence by judging annually the work of thousands of design professionals in the United States and abroad. The activities of SPD promote the art director's role as visual journalist and partner in the editorial process -- the partner responsible for telescoping and shaping information, the one who gives tone to an editorial voice.

Since drafting its charter in 1965, SPD remains the only organization specifically addressing the concerns of trade, corporate, institutional, newspaper and consumer editorial art directors. Guidance is provided by a board of directors composed of top editorial art directors and allied professionals. The Society provides programs which explore the collaborative work of the best illustrators, photographers and typographers, and constantly examines the real impact of evolving technologies.

Website for Society of Publication Designers

Art
Society of Typographic Aficionados

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type, its history and development, its use in the world of print and digital imagery, its designers, and its admirers.

Website for Society of Typographic Aficionados

Art
Southeastern College Art Conference

The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of art in higher education through facilitating cooperation among teachers and administrators in universities and colleges, professional institutions and the community served by their institutions. SECAC fulfills its purpose in part by sponsoring an annual fall conference, hosted by an institution of higher learning. The conference provides members with a forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns relevant to the practice and study of art.

Website for Southeastern College Art Conference