SBE Student Organizations

The student body in the School of Built Environment is actively involved in an extensive array of organizations. These organizations, on both the local and national levels, keep our students current in the growing dialogue and issues confronting our professions today.

AIAS - American Institute of Architecture Students

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is the official student body organization in the Architecture Program. As the liaison between the students and practicing professionals, the organization provides close contact with the American Institute of Architects and its members as well as student organizations from other universities. Students attend the AIAS conferences such as: Quad, Grassroots, and FORUM - each provides the opportunity to learn about issues facing the profession, meet students and professionals, and interact with today's leading architects and designers. In addition, the AIAS represents the student body on various university committees, makes recommendations to the program, hosts visiting speakers, and organizes various social activities. All students in the program are encouraged to actively participate in this organization, ideally joining in their freshman year.

 

The mission of the FSU chapter of the AIAS is:

  • To promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice.
  • To foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines.
  • To enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration and service.
  • To organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.

 

Chapter President Name, email address

Student Chapter Website
Local Chapter Website
National Chapter Website

IFMA – International Facility Management Association

The Ferris International Facility Management Association (IFMA) chapter is the official student body organization in the Facility Management Program. As the liaison between the students and practicing professionals, the organization provides close contact with the West Michigan Chapter of IFMA and its members. Students attend the annual World Workplace Conference where they learn about issues facing the profession, meet students and professionals, and interact with today's leading facility managers. In addition, the IFMA chapter represents the student body on various university committees, makes recommendations to the program, and organizes various social activities. All students in the program are encouraged to actively participate in this organization.


The mission of the FSU chapter of the IFMA is:

  • To network locally with FM professionals through meetings, educational courses, social functions, and facility tours
  • To provide job-seeking services and potential employment connections.
  • To participate in World Workplace as attendees and scholarship recipients.
  • To organize and to be actively involved in local community projects

 

Chapter President Name, email address

Student Chapter Website
Local Chapter Website
National Chapter Website

 

Sigma Lambda Chi

Sigma Lambda Chi is the scholastic international honorary society that serves the construction industry in both an academic and professional capacity. The fundamental purpose of Sigma Lambda Chi is the recognition of outstanding students in construction. The objective is of the highest degree of importance. Sigma Lambda Chi was formed to honor the most distinguished students in construction, who have shown by their leadership and academic capabilities that hey are truly bound to become tomorrow's leaders in the construction industry. An additional purpose of Sigma Lambda Chi is to also honor outstanding faculty members and professionals in the construction industry.
The Omicron II chapter at Ferris State has been recognized as an internationally outstanding organization of students.  They have been honored to receive the following awards over the past several years:

  • International Outstanding Chapter:  2006, 2008, 2011
  • High Achievement Award:  2007, 2009, 2010
  • Award for Service to Major:  2005

For more information on Sigma Lambda Chi's international organization, click here.
 
WIT - Women in Technology

An active student chapter of WIT, open to all students in the College of Engineering Technology, participates in academic and social activities that enhance interest and involvement of women in traditionally male dominated professions. As an organization we hope to influence and increase female enrollment in CET academic programs with the direct result of strengthening female representation in the workplace.

 

Chapter President Name, email address

Student Chapter Website