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Student Organizations

Student organizations are an integral part of the BAC learning experience.  Engaging the BAC community provides opportunities for friendship, networking, leadership, support and service-not to mention student orgs are a lot of fun to be part of! Learn more about current student organizations below and get involved!

Student Government

Atelier 

YOUR Student Government, Atelier's mission is to foster communication between the BAC administration and the student body, to emphasize and promote professional and social aspects of student activities on and off campus, and to foster fellowship, cooperation, and unity between and among BAC students and organizations. Atelier is one of the best ways to get involved in the school's happenings, connect with other students, and learn the inner workings of the school and of your education. 

 

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

The BAC is one of more than 125 schools of architecture to maintain a local chapter of AIAS, an independent and non-profit student-run organization. This grassroots association is a cooperative between thousands of students committed to helping each other and sharing differing views. Membership is open to all architecture students and provides opportunities such as lectures, field trips, social and networking events, community service projects, and conferences.

The BAC Interior Design Society (IDS)

The BAC Interior Design Society facilitates the needs of BAC Interior Design students by enhancing their educational experience and networking opportunities. It also functions as a bridge and network between ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), IIDA (International Interior Design Association), the BAC, and the students. It provides interior design students at the BAC a community in which to find creative and professional support, offering opportunities for education outside the classroom and interaction with other designers. In addition, it returns the support to the community through volunteer events. To join the BAC Interior Design Society, students must become a student member of ASID and/or IIDA.

American Society of Landscape Architects Student Chapter (SASLA)

The BAC's SASLA Chapter connects landscape architecture students to each other, to the local community and nationally as well. Participate to learn more about the field of landscape architecture, understand related skills, and be involved in a forum for landscape architecture students.

National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)

NOMAS is an increasingly influential voice, promoting diversity in architecture and the quality and excellence of future design professionals. The local chapter, BACNOMAS, is committed to being active in the design community, participating in national design competitions, mentoring local high school students, and participating in a variety of other educational and recreational activities. The BAC Chapter of NOMAS is about the spirit of inclusion, and participation is welcomed whether you consider yourself a minority or not. Get involved! In addition, all members of NOMAS receive free membership to the Boston Society of Architects. 

 

Community, Sport & Social Groups 

The Green Team

The BAC Green Team endeavors to take student initiative by promoting sustainable practices across the college, the Professional Arts Consortium, and the immediate community. Their mission is to foster interest, enhance education, and provide implementable strategies that all stakeholders can participate in toward a healthier culture of environmental, economical, and social stewardship. They pledge to consider the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our habits and explore ways in which to live, work, and study more sustainably during their time at the BAC and beyond.

Mentorship Program Academic Services, 320 Newbury St., 1st floor

The BAC Mentoring Program connects current degree students with advanced students, alumni, staff, faculty, board members, and overseers. These relationships help students adjust to life at the BAC academically, personally, and in practice.

Studio Q

Your resource to the BAC's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & questioning community. Studio Q's mission is to strengthen the LGBT community within the BAC and throughout Boston through various social events and political activism.

Veterans Community Collective (VCC)

VCC is a student-led committee that supports students, alumni, and other members of the BAC community who currently receives or has received VA benefits, including veterans, dependents of veterans, spouses of veterans, and individuals who currently serve or have served in any branch of the US Armed Forces or National Guard.