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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

The Student Government Association represents the needs and rights of the students at the BAC. The Student Government Association acts as the student voice to the administration, emphasizes and promotes professional development and social opportunities for students, fosters the fellowship, cooperation and nurturing of community among BAC Students, and manages the expenditure of the student activity fee.


Professional Associations

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 nonprofit 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 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) & the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Otherwise known as the BAC Interior Architecture Collaborative (IAC), these groups facilitate the needs of BAC Interior Architecture students by enhancing their educational experience and networking opportunities. The IAC also functions as a bridge and network between the two distintcive Interior Architecture professional organizations, 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.

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, Athletic, and Social Groups 


BACultural is a multicultural club dedicated to promoting multicultural awareness, inclusivity and the diverse community at the BAC. BACultural strives to do this by hosting and celebrating various opportunities where students can engage in others' cultures and interact with one another. BACultural hopes to bring together communities of all backgrounds together, as well as to promote future architects be culturally diverse in their approach to architecture.

The Makers

Formerly known as The Makers, this group establishes a culture of making through collaboration amongst BAC students. Makers aims to develop the BAC's resources for making projects that engage the public with creative projects such as, but not limited to, artwork, furniture, sculpture, and other objects.

The Green Team

The Green Team is currently inactive. If you are interested in contributing to the group, please contact Student Life at

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.

Studio Q

Your resource to the BAC's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied community. Studio Q's mission is to strengthen the LGBTQ+ community within the BAC and throughout Boston through various social events and activism that support inclusivity and community engagement. 

Veterans Community Collective (VCC)

The VCC is currently inactive. If you are interested in contributing to the group, please contact Student Life at

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.