Student Organizations in the Department of Art and Design

Learn outside the classroom and develop leadership skills by getting involved in student organizations and clubs. By getting involved in the following organizations, you have the chance to attend professional meetings, participate in regional and national competitions, help with community service projects and network with industry leaders.

Creative Arts Society
Do you want to exercise your creativity outside the classroom? The Creative Arts Society is designed to enhance the diversity and culture at Fort Hays State University and the communities of Western Kansas. With guest- artist lectures, workshops and performances, you can enjoy events while networking with peers and professional artists. The Creative Arts Society is also involved in the community through activities like mural painting, children's art workshops and community art projects. Find out more by visiting the Creative Arts Society Web site.

American Society of Interior Designers
If you are interested in interior design, joining the local chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers is a great way to prepare for your career as well as network with industry professionals! ASID is the largest association representing designers, industry and students in the country. As a member, gain insight into the professional aspects of interior design as well as experience through conferences and speakers who can introduce you to new developments in the field. Membership in this student organization is expected for interior design majors.

Did you know that Fort Hays State University has more than 100 student clubs and organizations, ranging from astronomy club to intramurals to service organizations? And, if you can’t find a group suited to your interests, you can start your own! Visit the Center for Student Involvement web site to learn more about how to make the most of your college experience.