Student Organizations

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

UNDERGRADUATE ARCHITECTURE STUDENT COUNCIL [UASC]
The Undergraduate Architecture Student Council serves as the official student voice and governing body for undergraduate students in the School of Architecture. We strive to improve student life and academic concerns by:

  • Representing architecture students in the Senate of College Councils
  • Serving as liasons between students, faculty, and administration
  • Offering an outlet for UTSOA students to voice their opinions and concerns
  • Providing community service opportunities to enrich the Austin community
  • Building connections with the UTSOA-affiliated student organizations

Our members serve on five committees with specific goals for our organization: Outreach, Mentorship, Fundraising, Issues, and Public Relations. For more information on UASC, please email uasc01@gmail.com.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL [GSARC]
The Graduate School of Architecture Representative Council [GSARC] is an advocacy group charged with serving the school by strengthening, supporting, and informing the voice of graduate students at UTSOA. GSARC improves the unity and continuity of student representation within the school. Students are elected and given voting privileges on faculty committees that actively debate and offer direction to the school's curriculum and facilities. In addition to committee representation, the GSARC strives to create a dialogue between the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Historic Preservation, Community and Regional Planning, Sustainable Design, and Urban Design. This is an excellent opportunity to have your voice heard and shape school policy!

GSARC meetings are held bi-monthly and are open to anyone in the School of Architecture to attend. Individual committee representative meetings are dependent upon the specific committee. All positions are expected to contribute to the execution of GSARC events. 


The 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. Contact APX at dinocrates.apx@gmail.com.

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
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]
The UT Austin student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is a student organization for landscape architecture students. 

PLANNING STUDENT ORGANIZATION [PSO]
PSO is UT's Graduate Planning Student Organization. PSO’s leadership team consists of an elected board, but all CRP students are considered members. PSO hosts both academic and social events for CRP students and alumni. PSO meets twice a month and all CRP students are welcome to the meetings. Social activities such as happy hours, professional development networking, and participation in American Planning Association events are major components of the organization every year. In addition, PSO also works to address broader student issues with program administrators and faculty. 

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. 

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. 

STUDENT HISTORIC PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION [SHPA]
The Student Historic Preservation Association (SHPA) is an educational, departmental organization dedicated to the advancement of the preservation field and related areas of study through activities that include volunteering, advocacy, community outreach, extracurricular scholarship, and interdisciplinary collaboration. SHPA membership is open to students from all SOA programs. Contact SHPA at shpa.soa@gmail.com.

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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    On Friday at 12:30 p.m., visiting professor Alex Schweder @schweder1 presents his lecture “Performance Architecture” as part of our Spring 2023 Lecture Series. <br />
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    On Friday at 12:30 p.m., visiting professor Alex Schweder @schweder1 presents his lecture “Performance Architecture” as part of our Spring 2023 Lecture Series.

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    More than 100 employers and dozens of students and alumni participated in @utsoacareers’ 2023 Career Fair yesterday. <br /><br />A big thank you to those who joined us - Cheers to connections, new and old, and all the bright futures on the horizon! <br />
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    More than 100 employers and dozens of students and alumni participated in @utsoacareers’ 2023 Career Fair yesterday.

    A big thank you to those who joined us - Cheers to connections, new and old, and all the bright futures on the horizon!

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    Alumnus Michael Hsu returns to campus this Wednesday, February 8 for his lecture “Generalities and Specificities,” taking place in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall at 12:30 p.m. Event details at the link in our bio. <br />
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    Alumnus Michael Hsu returns to campus this Wednesday, February 8 for his lecture “Generalities and Specificities,” taking place in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall at 12:30 p.m. Event details at the link in our bio.

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    Meet Tyler Swingle, our 2022-2024 Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow, who joined the school last fall.<br />
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    Meet Tyler Swingle, our 2022-2024 Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow, who joined the school last fall.

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    Winter is making a rare appearance so we’re reminiscing about warmer days 🌸 Y’all stay safe out there

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    “Hill Country Lowlands” by Mason Brown for Hope Hasbrouck and Claire Eddleman Heath’s @texas.landscape Design Studio II // 2021-2022 Design Excellence Award Winner

    @masonbrow @topococo @claireeddleman

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    “Architecture After AI” is an exhibition and complementary symposium that explores the potential of artificial intelligence platforms to revolutionize the field of architecture, from the way buildings are designed, to the conception of new forms and structures that were previously unimaginable.<br />
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    “Architecture After AI” is an exhibition and complementary symposium that explores the potential of artificial intelligence platforms to revolutionize the field of architecture, from the way buildings are designed, to the conception of new forms and structures that were previously unimaginable.

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    On Monday, Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien join us for our first Jessen Lecture of the semester! 5:00 p.m. in Jessen Auditorium. Event details at the link in our bio. <br />
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    On Monday, Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien join us for our first Jessen Lecture of the semester! 5:00 p.m. in Jessen Auditorium. Event details at the link in our bio.

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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty teaching at the school this spring!<br />
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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty teaching at the school this spring!