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School of Design Organizations

American Institute of Graphic Arts
The AIGA student group is an organization comprised of ambitious designers who are focused on promoting design awareness and excellence. The group's obtainable objectives are creating a design mentoring program, as well as hosting prominent designers from across the country to lecture at the University of Cincinnati.

DAAP Ambassadors
DAAP Student Ambassadors comprise an organization created to provide student representation at a variety of public relations and recruitment activities held on behalf of the college. Ambassadors are selected through an interview process and receive extensive training about college functions and DAAP's facilities.

What is an ambassador? By representing the student viewpoint, DAAP Ambassadors serve as positive spokespeople for the college at admissions and public relations events.

What can you gain? Ambassadors gain valuable leadership skills by honing public speaking skills and networking with a wide variety of people, from prospective students to alumni.

How can you apply? Stop by the Student Affairs Office, Aronoff 5470, or go to DAAPSpace for an application. Applications are accepted year round.

DAAP Tribunal
Membership in the DAAP Tribunal, formerly known as the DAAP Union, is open to all undergraduate DAAP students. The union serves to stimulate, coordinate, and sponsor various student activities. It also provides liaison with the Student Senate of the university and with the college faculty and administration through representation on many college committees. Please contact us at daapunion.daap@gmail.com for more information or inquiries.

Fashion Design Student Association
Design students join this organization to promote social and professional activities with students at UC and in other schools, to sponsor programs and lectures, and to participate in community and professional activities.

Industrial Designers Society of America
Students in Industrial Design have an opportunity to join a student chapter of their national professional organization. The purposes of this student group are to further professional knowledge, to encourage contact (social and professional) with fellow students at the University of Cincinnati and other schools, and to sponsor programs and industrial design activities not otherwise provided in the classroom.

Students for Ecological Design
SED was created to bring together and transmit knowledge between a collective of people interested in the education, promotion, and implementation of environmentally focused design. Specific goals include: promoting sustainable design education, sponsoring student participation in workshops and conferences, and playing an active role in applying these ideas throughout the community.