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
[email protected]

Kappa Pi – Eta Nu Chapter

Kappa Pi

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

For more information contact:
Irene Nero   faculty sponsor
[email protected]


Visual Arts Society 

VAS Logo

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.


Palmetto Press

The Palmetto Press is the student printmaking organization at Southeastern. It’s purpose
is to organize exhibitions, field trips, and workshops and to provide a forum for
students to share their enthusiasm for making art and prints. Membership is open to
all Southeastern students who are passionate about art and printmaking. For more information:
[email protected] Ernest Milsted (faculty advisor)