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Being involved at JMU leads to networking opportunities and meaningful bonds that last a lifetime. Staying involved inside and outside the classroom helps you find your people and connect with your passion. Learn and practice skills to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Explore the over 400 student clubs and organizations at JMU!

American Institute for Architecture Students

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students.

Advisor: Jori Erdman |

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American Institute for Graphic Arts

The American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA) student groups offer aspiring professionals the opportunity to get involved, create a community, and build leadership skills. AIGA is committed to serving its student groups as a way of encouraging students to take the first step in demonstrating a commitment to their professional interests and assisting them in exploring the profession.

Advisor: Dawn

ArtWorks Gallery

ArtWorks Gallery is James Madison University's student-run gallery within the School of Art, Design, and Art History, exhibiting work by undergraduate and graduate students. Students gain experience running a gallery, showing work in a professional setting, and networking with the Harrisonburg arts community.

Advisor: Dr. Beth

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Industrial Design Society of America

The Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) exists to strengthen the industrial design profession. Its members demonstrate the boundless impact of design within business, culture, and society.

Advisor: Anna Marie 

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Kappa Pi

Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society is a co-ed international collegiate art honor fraternity. Open to all School of Art, Design, and Art History and School of Media Arts and Design students, the organization focuses on brotherhood, service, and personal development.

Advisor: Dr. Bill

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Madison Art History Student Association

The Madison Art History Student Association (MASA) is a student-run organization with the mission of uniting students with a common passion, giving them a space to explore and discuss these interests. The organization aims to foster intellectual curiosity and form a bond between students interested in Art History. This group is open to all students.

Advisor: Dr. David

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National Art Education Association

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) champions creative growth and innovation by equitably advancing the tools and resources for high-quality visual arts, design, and media arts education throughout diverse populations and communities of practice.

Advisor: Dr. Hannah

National Organization of Minority Architects

The mission of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), rooted in a rich legacy of activism, is to empower the local chapters and membership to foster justice and equity in communities of color through outreach, community advocacy, professional development, and design excellence.

Advisor: Jori

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