Student organizations listed below are not sponsored by the School of Architecture and are encouraged to register through the Dean of Students.

Alpha Rho Chi [APX]

University of Texas Dinocrates Chapter
Alpha Rho Chi [APX] is a professional and social co-ed fraternity for architecture and the allied arts that promotes the artistic, scientific, and practical proficiency of its members through philanthropic and professional activities. Contat APX at

American Institute of Architecture Students [AIAS]

American Institute of Architecture Students [AIAS] is a professional organization whose mission is to promote excellence, appreciation, and advancement of architecture and to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration.


Ampersand is a student organization that combines the student chapters of the International Interior Design Association [IIDA] and the American Society of Interior Designers [ASID], provides students with networking opportunities, and promotes involvement within the interior design community.

American Society of Landscape Architects Student Chapter [ASLA]

An organization for landscape architecture students.

Community and Regional Planning Student Organization [CRPSO]

CRPSO works to host a variety of activities and address student concerns. CRPSO representatives work to address broader student issues with program administrators and faculty. Questions or comments? Contact CRPSO at

Design for America [DFA]

Design for America [DFA] is an award-winning nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design to create local and social impact. DFA students learn how to apply human-centered design to local and social challenges as innovators through extra-curricular, university-based, student-led design studios. Contact DFA at

Feminist Design Collective [FDC]

The Feminist Design Collective is a student-led organization created to promote inclusion and diversity in the field of design. FDC's mission is to empower marginalized groups and individuals by facilitating open discussions regarding power structures and gender roles within the field of design and the greater built environment. Contact the FDC at or visit their FaceBook page

National Organization of Minority Architecture Students [NOMAS]

National Organization of Minority Architecture Students [NOMAS] is the student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. It strives to enhance education and professional networking as well as engage solutions to ensure a healthy living and working environment for the community at large. Visit their FaceBook page.

Society of Engineering and Architecture Students [SEAS]

Society of Engineering and Architecture Students [SEAS] is an organization focusing on providing support to students in the dual degree B.Arch/BSAE program. Visit their FaceBook page.

Student Historic Preservation Association [SHPA]

Organization representing Historic Preservation graduate students, open to students from all programs in the SOA. Contact SHPA at

Tau Sigma Delta

Tau Sigma Delta is an honors society for advanced students pursuing architectural study and the allied arts. The national chapter originated in 1913, and SOA established its own chapter, Mu, in 1931. In 2013, the 100th year anniversary of the original honors society, SOA reactivated the Mu chapter. This organization recognizes the significant level of academic achievement present in the UT School of Architecture.

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