A great investment of time and energy
The Student Activities Office coordinates involvement with a variety of nationally-recognized clubs, providing a comfortable atmosphere for networking with other students while making important connections in the professional world. Clubs meet regularly on campus.
The FIDM Alumni Association keeps FIDM Grads connected and provides up-to the-minute alumni news and information. More than 20 FIDM Alumni chapters are currently active in the United States, Europe, and Asia, with 70,000 alumni members.
The Alumni Relations Office communicates about industry related workshops and seminars, monthly alumni chapter events, and news through the Career Network Announcement page, LinkedIn, and LiveWire, a monthly eNewsletter.Membership in the FIDM Alumni Association is free upon graduation. Contact the Alumni Relations Office for more information about the Alumni Association.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Student Chapter
ASID is the oldest, largest, and only multi-disciplinary professional organization for interior designers, interior design students, and the manufacturers and suppliers who support the profession. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building, and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Student members prepare for their career by joining the ASID network.
In addition to ASID, professional design organizations for areas of specialization include International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH), Retail Design Institute (RDI), and Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) offer educational and scholarship opportunities for student participation.
FIDM MODE™ is a publication written, photographed, and designed by students interested in promoting awareness in the fashion and design industries, student life, and current events. Students from all majors may participate and contribute. For more information, see the Student Newsletter, visit Student Activities on Canvas, and follow @FIDMMODE on Instagram.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
The mission of the honor society is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in leadership, service, and fellowship programming. Currently enrolled students with a grade point average of 3.0 are eligible to apply for membership. Interested students should attend a scheduled meeting. All meetings are announced in Student Activities on Canvas, the Student Newsletter and on Instagram @FIDMStudent Activities. Formal induction is offered bi-annually.
Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA)
The Set Decorators Society of America is the only national nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the support of the past, present, and future of set decorators in motion pictures, television, commercials, and music videos. Students may join the SDSA Student Chapter as a non-voting member. Students are mentored by professionals, attend discussions by set decorator/industry partners, tour film/TV sets, prop houses, and participate in networking opportunities.
The Student Council promotes student rights and provides effective representation of student interests and concerns. The Student Council also strives to keep students informed of available resources and services, and promotes the development of student leadership, service, and school spirit. All current students are eligible to join. Meetings are announced in Student Activities on Canvas, the Student Newsletter and on Instagram @FIDMStudentActivities.
The FIDM Student Veterans of America Chapter provides military veterans, dependents of veterans, and supporters with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. Meetings are announced on Instagram @FIDMSVA.
Please note: Student organizations vary by quarter.
The Black Student Union promotes strength, power, and bold change by providing a space to voice opinions and frustrations, build community, and an understanding of the ever-changing perspective of Black students in an environment free from judgement. BSU’s goal is to bring awareness and voice to all creatives and advocates. Meetings are announced in the Student Newsletter and in Student Activities on Canvas.
The mission of the Future Leaders in Beauty is to encourage members to reach their full potential through mutual support and beauty industry networking opportunities. Meetings are announced in the Student Newsletter and in Student Activities on Canvas.
National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA)
FIDM is one of over 100 colleges and universities who have joined the nonprofit organization NRF Foundation as partners through a program that provides educators and students exclusive access to retail industry research, employment opportunities, special events, industry networking opportunities, and scholarships. The NRF Foundation’s mission is to give students the opportunity to explore diverse career paths within the retail industry while providing professional development and education in the fields of marketing, buying, operations, merchandising, logistics, IT, and analytics. This group is open to all majors at FIDM.
Please Note: Not all student organizations are offered, each quarter.