Student Organizations

Department of Visual Arts

Student organizations are a vital part of the Art + Design Program and constitutes one of the best opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from the classroom with everyday experiences of living and working in a society with people of varied interests, ideas and values.

AIGA Southeastern Student Group

AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts, is the largest professional organization for design. It promotes a sense of community in design, and also serves as a means to motivate, educate, collaborate, and inspire where all things design are concerned. 

AIGA hosts a portfolio each year where members are able to individually meet with employers and discuss their work.

An annual Student fee of $10 is required to attend meetings and events on campus. To participate in AIGA sponsored events throughout the semester a $50 membership fee must be paid directly to AIGA

The AIGA annual membership fee gives students access to:

     - admission to AIGA sponsored events

     - Free online portfolio on the AIGA website.

     - Discounts on software

     - Free access to job/internship listings throughout the country

Meetings are held every Thursday in the Art Education room on the second floor of Clark Hall at 5:00 p.m. 


For more information contact:

Gary Keown   faculty sponsor

Kappa Pi - Eta Nu Chapter

Kappa Pi is an international honorary art fraternity with the purpose of uniting artists who care about art in its role in life. This fraternity bonds conscientious artists together to form a unit which is influential in the art department as well as the community.


Visual Arts Society 

VAS is a student organization that serves as a volunteer advocacy group for Art + Design students, providing a forum for students to investigate and discuss contemporary art issues. 

VAS funds and manages activities including (but not limited to): Student Shows, Field Trips, Figure Drawing classes, Visiting Artist Lectures, Drawing Marathons, Group Critiques, and Art Night. 

Weekly meetings are held in the Clark Hall Annex Photography Lab and all students are encouraged to participate in both the management of the organization and the activities it runs.