A number of student groups at USC Architecture provide opportunities to connect with fellow students outside of the classroom. Many of these organizations offer professional networking activities, community service opportunities and social events to enhance the student experience.
Alpha Rho Chi (APX)
Alpha Rho Chi (APX) is a nationwide professional and social co-ed fraternity composed of students of architecture and the allied arts. APX currently has over 30 chapters across the country, meaning a nationwide network of active members and alumni that continues beyond graduation. Andronicus is the Chapter of Alpha Rho Chi located at the University of Southern California and is one of the oldest student organizations on campus. APX organizes many events to strengthen the relationship between students, faculty and the School of Architecture.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS (AIAS)
The mission of the AIAS is to promote excellence in architecture education, training, and practice; foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and encourage students to advance the art and science of architecture. AIAS creates a forum of students to interact outside of studio. The USC Chapter of AIAS gives students the opportunities to network with the professional world and be a part of the Los Angeles community. In addition, USC AIAS allows students to participate in projects that help and impact families located around the Los Angeles community.
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Graduate Architecture Student Association (GASA)
The Graduate Architecture Student Association is an organization comprised and representative of the USC School of Architecture graduate student body. The purpose of this organization is to explore and promote academic and career issues related to the field of architecture. We represent the concerns and needs of all of the graduate student body by providing interdisciplinary exchanges, and provide insight of special interests to its students. Our goal is also to help create memories and connections that will make your time here at USC memorable by working to improve all aspects of the graduate student experience.
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THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS (NOMAS)
The National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) Chapter at the University of Southern California strives to enhance the USC architecture community by promoting the cultural backgrounds and experiences of our minority students. We do this through events and activities that benefit all students and faculty members as well as the community that we live in.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
USC ASLA is the USC student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The organization hosts a series of workshops and professional networking events throughout the year and encourages collaboration across disciplines. The student leaders are dedicated to fostering communication and advancing student development and opportunities within the School of Architecture and reaching our networks across the greater Los Angeles region. We hope to be a strong resource for students entering the program and are available to answer any questions on being new to the city and/or being an advocate for landscape architecture practice.