Student Organizations

Architecture
Alpha Rho Chi (APX)

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.

@APXHippodamus for Alpha Rho Chi (APX)

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Alpha Rho Chi (APX)

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.

@APXHippodamus for Alpha Rho Chi (APX) Website for Alpha Rho Chi (APX)

Building Construction Science
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) – Student Chapter

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Student Chapter is a university-affiliated student organization for building construction science, architecture, and engineering majors. This organization is responsible for helping plan and run events for the Building Construction Science Program such as skeet shoots, career fairs, lunch-and-learns, and several other opportunities for students to connect and network with companies. ABC is also responsible for helping promote the ethical standards set forth in being a construction professional. It’s a great way to become involved with your major while in college and have some great opportunities to build relationships with other students and industry professionals.

Email: msu.abc.president@gmail.com

@msu.abc.studentchapter for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) – Student Chapter

Building Construction Science
BCS Women’s Forum

The BCS Women’s Forum is an organization of females in the Building Construction Science Program who meet to discuss obstacles faced by women in the construction industry. Students also have the opportunity to network with alumnae and women in the construction industry and be paired up with a female mentor from the construction industry.

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Fiber.Paper.Arts Club

The Fiber.Paper.Arts Club engages in the tradition of community-based learning and aims to give students a chance to broaden their skills as artists while exploring all aspects fiber arts: sewing, knitting, felting, weaving, quilting, fabric dying, paper making, and more.

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Interior Design
Student American Society of Interior Design (ASID) Chapter

The American Society of Interior Design (ASID) membership includes more than 12,000 students of interior design. ASID has student chapters at colleges, universities, and design schools with two-year and four-year programs throughout the U.S.

Benefits of membership in the student organization include the following:

  • ASID ICON - The society's quarterly magazine informs students of cutting edge design research and business trends, along with key national and chapter issues. ASID ICON is mailed to all ASID members.
  • ACCESS - This student-written newsletter is published three times per year and sent to all student members and other design professionals.
  • Scholarships - National scholarship competitions are sponsored by the ASID Foundation. The scholarships include the Joel Polsky Prize and the Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award, the Yale R. Burge Competition, Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt Memorial Scholarship, the Irene Winifred Eno Grant, and the Dora Brahms Award for Historic Preservation. Visit the ASID Foundation website for more information and entry forms, or contact the Education department.
  • ASID chapter events, seminars, workshops, STEP programs, CEUs and competitions - These programs provide the opportunity to interact with professional designers and expand your knowledge of the professional aspects of interior design.
  • Career Days - ASID professional chapters provide an introduction to the many career options open to interior design students.
  • Student Advisory Council - The Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a forum for governing and programming development. It is composed of three students, an educator, an industry representative, and a member of the Chapter Support Team who organize and coordinate programs on the national level. The SAC also serves the student chapters to ensure effective communication throughout the school year.
  • Student representation -A student representative is mandated by chapter bylaws to be a voting member of each professional chapter's board. This gives student representation on the chapter level and allows for input in student and chapter programming.
  • Membership card - This card is mailed from ASID headquarters after the application process is completed and can be used for design center admission, some design competitions, chapter program discounts, and more.
  • ASID Online - The Student Center of the ASID website has information created especially for student members. In addition, student members have access to the Membership Directory, Industry Partner directory, discussion boards, Capitol Connections, and other features and services.
  • Advancement Discounts - Upon graduation, discounts for allied membership are offered to student chapter members and student corresponding members, which include partial waivers of membership dues.

Architecture
Tau Sigma Delta (TSD)

Tau Sigma Delta is an architectural honor society open to top students in the third-, fourth-, and fifth-year architecture studios. Tau Sigma Delta's organizes Friday Forum and the Giles Gallery exhibitions and receptions.

Architecture
The American Institute of Architecture Students

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. 

@aias.msstate for The American Institute of Architecture Students Website for The American Institute of Architecture Students

Architecture
The National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)

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.

Architecture
The Student Director's Advisory Council

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.

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MSU Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (MSU AIGA) 

MSU’s AIGA student chapter gives students access to invaluable resources and opportunities to help make the transition from students to professional designers. AIGA advances design and vital cultural force by connecting practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons through regional, national, and global events

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MSU Open Figure Drawing Sessions

The goal of MSU Open Figure Drawing Session is to provide a place for students, faculty, and the community alike to congregate and better their abilities by drawing the figure, free of charge.

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One Night Only Exhibitions

Student exhibition space hosting one night pop-up shows organized and curated by interested students.

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The ViewFinders Photo Club

The Viewfinders Photo Club is open to all students who are interested in photography. Its mission is to create an open community where students can share work, ideas, knowledge, and encouragement. Activities include gallery trips, critiques, photography walks, member-lead exhibits, workshops, and more! Viewfinders is designed to foster an environment where amateur and advanced photographers alike can improve their skills and have fun.