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KCAD Student Council

Samantha Case, President, Product Design major 
Isabelle Buckler
, Vice President, Graphic Design major

Advisors: Nicole DeKraker, Director of Student Engagement, and Phil Renato, Professor of Product Design

KCAD Student Council aims to amplify the student voice, enrich the campus community, and advocate for initiatives that enhance the student experience. We achieve this by facilitating open communication between students and administration, organizing events, and representing student interests in campus decision-making. Join us in making your time at KCAD more engaged, connected, and fulfilling.

 


KCAD AIAS

Advisor: Dr. Michael McCulloch, Associate Professor in the Master of Architecture program

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is a student organization dedicated to promoting excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture. AIAS is open to students of all majors within KCAD and is constantly seeking collaboration and partnerships across all majors and disciplines.

Contact by: Facebook - KCAD AIAS or email

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KCAD AIGA

Advisor: Jason Alger, Professor of Graphic Design and Program Chair

AIGA, the professional association for design, stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. AIGA's mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, and is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational institution. Membership is open to all majors.

Contact by: Facebook – KCAD AIGA // IxDA or email.

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BIPOC Association

Advisor: Mikayla Portee, The Spark Retail Manager

The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Association creates the opportunity for BIPOC students to connect with each other and to participate in a variety of activities and events as determined by the group.

Contact the group: email the advisor


Furniture Club

Advisor: Gayle DeBruyn, Assistant Professor of Furniture Design and Design Studies

The Furniture Club meets with the intention of informing its' members of annual events, contests, and scholarships; acting as a resource for networking between the junior and senior level students and those new to the program. On a basic level, we create a collective of students with the same drive and interests.

Contact by: email the advisor

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Green Council

Advisor: Gayle DeBruyn, Assistant Professor of Furniture Design and Design Studies

Green Council is focused on educating KCAD students, faculty and staff on improving the impact we leave on the environment. The group plans events, attends lectures/seminars/conferences, offers green social activities, and much more. Join us at one of our meetings for more information.

Contact by: Facebook – Kendall Green Council or email the advisor

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Huer Magazine

Advisor: Natalie Wetzel, Associate Professor, Foundations Program Co-Chair

Huer Magazine focuses on the promotion of our school culture and student work. Through Huer, our team will learn how to work together to make a deadline, solve creative problems, and ultimately publish two magazine issues each year that showcase KCAD's unique creativity.

Contact by: email the advisor

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KCAD IIDA

Advisor: Lee Davis, Professor of Interior Design

The vision and mission of the International Interior Design Association stands for the Future of Design. IIDA, with respect for past accomplishments of Interior Design leaders, strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The Association provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals' impact on the health, safety, well-being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.

Join the KCID Student Group on Facebook for information or email the advisor

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Illustration Club

Advisor: Devin DuMond, Assistant Professor of Digital Art & Design, Illustration

Our mission is to create an environment for exploring illustration, community and education and to bring students together to serve as support and examples of Kendall College of Art and Design.

Contact by: our Discord server or email the advisor

Meetings: every Wednesday at 11:30am in KDL 323


KCAD IxDA

Advisor: Jason Alger, Professor of Graphic Design and Program Chair

The KCAD Interaction Design Association (IxDA) wants to start an ongoing conversation about the ever-evolving world of interaction design among students. We strive to create opportunities to learn, collaborate, and apply this knowledge as early on in our education as possible. Local and national speakers are brought in to lecture about their areas of expertise every other week. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend and participate in the exchange with professionals, and to utilize the networking opportunities. Meeting info is posted around the school on flyers, and also shared on our Facebook (KCAD AIGA // IxDA). Questions, comments, or suggestions for meeting topics can be sent to our email ([email protected]).

Contact by: Facebook – KCAD AIGA // IxDA or email the advisor

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Life Sciences and Pre-Medical Illustration Club

Advisor: Kevin Brennan, Associate Professor, Life Sciences and Pre-Medical Illustration Program Chair

The Life Sciences and Pre-Medical Illustration Club is a student organization aimed to connect students within the program. We strive to inform members of possible internships, contests and events involving life sciences and medical illustration. We plan on hosting critiques to get exposure and build a stronger portfolio on a professional level with other KCAD students, faculty and professionals.

Contact by: email the advisor


KCAD Mangaken and Comic Club

Advisor: Tatsuki Hakoyama, Adjunct Professor in Drawing

This club aims to provide the needed information and environment to help its members create their own manga. Manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. Students will have the opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge to help each other further build an understanding and appreciation for manga as an art form. Whether you're a manga enthusiast or someone who wants to dive into the manga world for the first time, KCAD MangaKen is for you!

Contact by: email the advisor


Masters Student Collective of KCAD

Advisor: Diane Zeeuw, Professor and Chair of Painting

The Masters Student Collective is an organization of KCAD graduate students that functions to provide community and opportunity for students in the masters programs of KCAD and the alumni thereof.

Contact by: email the advisor

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KCAD Role Playing Community

Advisor: Patricia Constantine, Professor of Illustration, Life Sciences & Pre-Medical Illustration

The KCAD Role Playing Community's mission is to teach world-building and creative problem solving through role playing games, as well as learning to work as a team to achieve a goal.

Contact by: email


Social Inclusivity Within Diversity (SIWD, Social Icons)

Advisor: Elise Bohn, Library Director

SIWD/Social Icons is a club to bring the community and all majors together. We want to bring inclusivity and diversity amongst one another, to give an opportunity for everyone to socialize and collaborate with each other.

Contact by: email the advisor


LGBTQ+ Pride Club

Advisor: Christine Haskill, Associate Professor, General Education

Our purpose is to create a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ students at KCAD and promote fair treatment and equal rights of LGBTQIA+ people around the world. Allies are welcome.

Contact by: email the advisor
 

United Campus Christian Fellowship
Progressive, LGBTQ affirming, multi campus, multi denominational

Advisors: John Koziatek, Graphic Design
United Campus Christian Fellowship Minister:  Pastor Kate [email protected]

This group is open to everyone who is seeking to learn and study more about Christianity. Formerly known as Kendall Christian Fellowship, the group's goal is to create a strong community of believers and to rock this world for Christ!

Contact by: UCCF Linktree

Website: uccfmi.org
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Social Media: uccfmi.org/connect