Student groups are a great way to get involved, make friends and meet professionals! The Fay Jones School of Architecture hosts local chapters of several national student groups:
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Since 1956, the AIAS has been the official voice of architecture students to educators and professionals working within the field of architecture. Activities may include design competitions, workshops on internships and other topics, and a road trip to AIAS’ annual FORUM conference. All students in the school’s architecture program are eligible for membership.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) The student chapter of the ASLA brings students together with professionals for special lectures and educational conferences. ASLA members also carry out service projects with groups such as the Sierra Club and Habitat for Humanity. All students in the school’s landscape architecture program are eligible for membership.
Construction Specification Institute (CSI) The Construction Specification Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of specifications and building practices in the construction industry. Student members take field trips to job sites, visit with job superintendents, and discuss issues related to coordinating construction. All students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture program are eligible for membership.
Re:Vision A student-led group formed in 2004, Re:Vision unites architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and interior design students on projects that positively impact the community. Past projects have included the design and construction of a new reception area for Seven Hills Homeless Center in Fayetteville, Ark., and organization of the Arkansas Summit, a national conference that addressed how the design community could help in rebuilding New Orleans, post-Katrina. The conference helped launch CITYbuild, a consortium of schools working to rebuild New Orleans. Currently Re:Visionistas are developing prototypes for inexpensive, sustainable benches and trash receptacles for Walker Park in Fayetteville.
Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society Sigma Lambda Alpha, founded and chartered by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), is an international honor society that encourages, recognizes and rewards academic excellence in preparation for the profession of landscape architecture. Any landscape architecture junior or senior with an average of 3.2 or higher is eligible for membership.
Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Tau Sigma Delta is a national collegiate honor society that recognizes excellence in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and allied arts. Elections to membership are made by the existing membership, subject to approval by the faculty. Fourth- and fifth-year students maintaining a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade-point average are eligible for membership. In addition, leadership, character and promise of professional merit are considered in making selections.