Student Groups

AIGA supports the formation of student groups at colleges and universities. Our education committee is committed to developing these groups to encourage students to take the first step in demonstrating a commitment to their professional interest and assisting them in understanding the profession. The goal of the student groups is to get the student involved in the local design community, create a community of their own and help them build leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.

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Active Local Student Groups at Colleges and Universities

University of Arkansas
Faculty Adviser: David Charles Chioffi

Interested in starting a Student Group on your campus? Read more about AIGA Student Groups here.

Student Group Grant

Through the generous donations of the local community and AIGA members, a one-time grant of no less than $400 will be available in the fall of 2017 to support the creation of local student groups. Interested local colleges and universities should review the requirements for starting a student group.

To beĀ eligible, the Faculty Advisor should submit their letter of intent to for initial consideration. Then, the Faculty Advisor should proceed to establish a student group through the national AIGA office. Written or email confirmation from the national office that the student group was created must be received by November 1, 2017 to be eligible to receive the funds. Money will be disbursed evenly between all of the groups that apply and successfully create a student group by December 1, 2017. If you have any questions email