Whatever program you are majoring in, the College of Design has a student group for you! Please check this site often for updates about new groups as they are formed. The Student Services office provides mentoring and support for our student groups to help them achieve their respective missions and develop leadership and service skills.
AFP-UO Association of Fundraising Professionals
AFP believes that to guarantee human freedom and social creativity, people must have the right to freely and voluntarily form organizations to meet perceived needs, advocate causes, and seek funds to support these activities. We are a group of undergraduate and graduate students who learn about and practice fundraising together—through activities such as educational speakers, networking with local professionals, and an annual fundraising project to benefit a charitable cause of our choice.
AHA Art History Association of Oregon
The Art History Association of Oregon facilitates and promotes educational and professional development opportunities for students interested in the history of the visual arts, regardless of major field of study. We are affiliated with the Art History Department at the University of Oregon.
AIAS American Institute of Architecture Students
The mission of the American Institute of Architecture Students is to organize architecture students in a combined effort for advancement in the field of architecture. We strive to provide a stronger connection between the educational environment and the professional world. Our goal is to supplement architectural education with specific events that connect students with professionals in the field of architecture.
ASHP Associated Students for Historic Preservation
The mission of the Associated Students for Historic Preservation is to advance knowledge and understanding among students, professionals, and educators throughout the nation. Members of ASHP are responsible for publishing ASHP Journal, organizing Historic Preservation Week, arranging special lectures and events, and sponsoring field trips to historic sites.
ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects
The student ASLA mission is to serve as a resource and link between UO Landscape Architecture students, National and Oregon ASLA, and the professional community. We support the Landscape Architecture student body, promote professional development, and provide educational assistance throughout the academic year.
CASL Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living
The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living (CASL) is to demonstrate ecologically and socially sustainable technologies and living practices in a residential setting, to provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities for the University of Oregon community, to collect and disseminate information about such technologies and practices, and to facilitate original research in this field. CASL is dedicated to challenging the notion that living lightly is difficult or burdensome.
designBridge is a student-run organization, linking the University of Oregon with the surrounding community by offering design and design-build services to clients who otherwise could not afford design services, while enriching the education and skills of its student members. designBridge seeks to bring ideas of sustainability and green building to the fore and as such seeks to work with clients who share our commitment to sustainable design and green building practices.
DFA Design For America
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. They teach human centered design to young adults and collaborating community partners through extra-curricular, university based, student led design studios tackling national challenges in Education, Health, Economy and Environment.
EDC Ecological Design Center
The Ecological Design Center (EDC) promotes a sustainable relationship between the built and natural worlds. The EDC educates University of Oregon design students with the awareness, sensitivity, and expertise necessary to lead communities toward sustainability. The EDC is currently focusing on advocating for an interdisciplinary ecological design curriculum, cultivating networking opportunities between design students and professionals, creating a forum for ecological design dialogue, and encouraging the implementation of ecological design at the University of Oregon. EDC initiatives include: the annual HOPES conference, the installation of solar panels on the Student Recreation Center and the EMU, the installation of solar hot water array on the Student Recreation Center, and numerous lectures and educational events.
ELAN Emerging Leaders in the Arts Network
ELAN is a student-initiated organization committed to supporting prospective and continuing students – as well as alumni – through promoting constructive dialogue within the arts community and organizing related events and collaborative relationships reflective of the interests of current students. ELAN offers opportunities for students of all disciplines to discuss, contemplate, explore, study, debate, and promote art, creativity, and culture. As a collective, ELAN can be a supplemental source of knowledge, exchange, and professional development, providing a true forum for the continuation of the discussion that has been generated within classrooms, lectures, employment, internships, and life experiences.
IDSAUO Industrial Designers Society of America
The University of Oregon IDSA chapter is a great resource for students who are seeking networking connections and extracurricular resources. IDSA offers student workshops, hosts design firm and studio tours, and brings speakers from around the country to campus. This group coordinates through OrgSync (search IDSA).
IIDA International Interior Design Association
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Facebook: University of Oregon IIDA
Instagram: iida_uo (IIDA UO Student Chapter)
IIDA is a professional organization dedicated to commercial interior designers. Here, at the University of Oregon Campus Center, we strive to promote the interior design profession, connect students with their peers and professionals, and prepare future interior designers for the transition from school to the profession. Through involvement with IIDA, emerging professionals have the opportunity to participate in various events such as: networking opportunities, guest speakers, design charrettes, project tours and much more.
LiveMove's mission is to promote healthy, sustainable communities by integrating transportation and livability through collaboration, education, research, and outreach. We bring together undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to focus on the planning and design of transportation systems. We offer opportunities to collaborate on planning and design projects, to gain leadership skills, to bring in high-profile guest speakers, and to network. LiveMove receives generous funding through a grant from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) to support University students to attend educational conferences, workshops, or seminars to enhance their understanding of transportation-related issues.
PPPM SCO Student Community Organization
Planning, Public Policy & Management Student Advisory Council provides a forum for student governance and engagement within the PPPM Department and beyond.
PSC Portland Student Council
The Portland Student Council addresses the interests of UO students studying at the White Stag Block in Portland, Oregon. PSC also seeks to strengthen the presence of Portland students as representatives of the University of Oregon and the College of Design.
STAnDD Supporting the Advancement of Diversity in Design
STAnDD strives to support a community for the advancement of underrepresented groups and the promotion of diversity in the fields of architecture and design. STAnDD is committed to the professional development of students in design professions and works to provide access for all students to attend conferences and events that will prepare them for their future careers. STAnDD is also committed to creating a culture of inclusion by making current disparities understood and a part of a larger conversation about equity in the field.
UODA University of Oregon Design Association
The University of Oregon Design Association (UODA) is a great resource for students seeking design experience. Through UODA, design students can work on projects for clients (or just for fun), and also meet other like-minded students. The most common majors in the club are digital arts and advertising, though it’s in no way restricted by them. All experience levels are welcome.