Student Groups


AIGA, the professional association of design, at Jacksonville State University. AIGA JSU strives to get students involved in the local design community, to create a community of their own and help students build leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.

Faculty Adviser: Christian Dunn |


Dues: $50 year; Join through by selecting the contributing membership level and selecting the Birminhgam, AL chapter.


Kappa Pi

Jacksonville State University’s Iota Alpha Chapter of the Kappa Pi Honorary Art Fraternity. Kappa Pi aims to help students develop professionally and socially within the local art community and their specific area of art. There are scholarship opportunities available for members as well as opportunities to be published in special Kappa Pi publications. Funds raised through the honor society enable students to travel to see Artists of various fields, attend shows and museums, and participate in other events in the art community. Kappa Pi is open to all Art majors and minors.

Faculty Adviser: Jauneth Skinner |


  • President: Savannah Smith
  • Vice President: Evan Thomas
  • Secretary: Kayla Riley

Dues: $25 for new members; $10 for returning members.

Potters Guild

The Jacksonville State University Potter’s Guild was formed in 1998 to supplement and develop the ceramics program at JSU. The Guild, consisting primarily of ceramics students, conducts several sales each year of their ceramic works. They also sell JSU Potter’s Guild T-Shirts. Funds raised by the Guild have been used to purchase equipment for the ceramics studio, including potters wheels, an air compressor, and kiln shelves. Funds have also enabled students to attend regional and national clay conferences, and to help sponsor workshops.

Faculty Adviser: John Oles |

JSU Photography Club

The JSU Photography Club embraces all photographic styles and processes, and exists as a way to share a variety of those interests. The group organizes field activities such as trips to museums, workshops, and group outings to photograph. Members also participate in fundraising projects to help defray costs for travel to regional and national photographic conferences. Although members are predominantly students, others are welcome to join. All majors welcome!

Faculty Adviser: Doug Clark |


  • President: Abigail Read
  • Vice President: Evan Thomas
  • Secretary: Allison Wood
  • Treasurer: Carol Record

Dues: $10 annually

Art Alumni Association

The Art Chapter of the JSU Alumni Association exists to promote collaboration and connection between alumni, students, faculty, and the community.

President: Carol Record |

The Visual Arts Society

Established in 1992, the Visual Arts Society (VAS) of Jacksonville State University supports the Department of Art, and creates interest and involvement in the visual arts in the community. Yearly events sponsored by the VAS and the Department of Art include special receptions for members before exhibitions in Hammond Hall Gallery, a Creole Dinner, and a Gala Buffet and Art Auction. The society also organizes trips to museums and art galleries in Birmingham and Atlanta, and presents art workshops for members.

The Visual Arts Society has raised over $120,000 since its inception, and sponsored artist visits and workshops, provided student scholarships, and substantially helped the department purchase equipment.

Membership in the VAS is open to all. Please contact the Department Secretary, Brooklyn Miles, at 256-782-5626 or for membership details or further information.