Student Organizations

Architecture Student Groups

The KU Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to explore the field of architecture and experience ways in which their chosen field can lead to a successful and fulfilling career. We engage students in collaborative efforts that help further their education, develop their career paths, form productive friendships, and improve our community. Through intentional planning, hard work, and dedication, AIAS KU accomplishes its mission and increases membership value with the following tangible benefits:   
       • Firm Visits: Facilitate networking
       • FBD: Volunteer + become catalysts of change
       • “Architecture+” Supplement traditional education with guest lectures
       • General Meetings: Discuss information relevant to students
       • Mock Interviews: Improve professional capability
       • Portfolio Review Night: Confidently consolidate work
       • Study Abroad: Foster global appreciation
       • Committees: Recognize and endorse leadership 
       • Mentorship Program: Educate skill in underclassmen
       • Creator’s Ball: Celebrate collaboration + creativity
Please see notices in the halls for meeting times and topics. 

NOMAS is a student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Its mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members. It aims to foster communications and fellowship among minority architecture students and fight discrimination that hinders academic and professional progression. NOMAS aims to be the advocates for change, inclusivity and multiculturalism within architectural education and the design profession.

Design Student Groups

Women in Design is an interdisciplinary student club seeking to foster relationships between, and generate support for, women studying in all design related fields, including architecture, engineering, and the arts. WiD has both social and professional events open to all students, regardless of major or gender. 
Reach out to WiD via its Instagram page


The mission of the Jayhawk Photo Group is to serve as the main organization for photography students at the University of Kansas and appeal to any other KU students who have an interest in photography. We strive to create a community through our work as well as facilitate professional networking between students, faculty, and the community.

Kiosk is an award winning, semi-annual publication featuring the University of Kansas's premiere student art and literature. It is managed, designed, and published by students and is available free of cost to members of the KU community.

KU Design Week aims to promote interdisciplinary design thinking to KU students and beyond through lectures, activities and events.

The goal of Prototype is to get KU Design students 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.