Student Clubs & Networks

CAPLA students in a club

Student organizations can make a major difference in your success as a student at CAPLA.

No matter your major or your areas of interest, you'll be sure to find a club that suits your needs. CAPLA's student organizations facilitate cross-disciplinary activities, provide leadership for greater student involvement in service projects, organize weekend events and work with professional affiliates on various projects.

Learn more about our student organizations:

AIAS: American Institute of Architecture Students

AIAS is more than just a club. The grassroots association is committed to helping other architecture students, providing a sense of community and a forum for sharing differing views. At CAPLA, AIAS provides formal mentoring, hosts social events and much more.

ASLA: American Society of Landscape Architects

The American Society of Landscape Architects has a mission to lead, educate and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. At CAPLA, ASLA supports students, hosts speakers and holds social and program events.

CAPLA ISC: International Students Club

The CAPLA ISC is dedicated to facilitating communication between students and faculty and promoting a friendly environment for all CAPLA students while providing them with the opportunity of finding a home away from home.

GPS: Graduate Planning Society

GPS provides urban planning students with the support and professional tools necessary to develop leadership skills in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.

NOMAS: National Organization of Minority Architecture Students

The NOMAS Arizona Student Chapter welcomes all CAPLA students regardless of major or degree, and of any ethnicity, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or background, to be part of our mission in fighting discrimination as well as fostering communication and fellowship among members of our field.

Puente: CAPLA Hispanic Student Organization

Puente was established in 2016 for students in the CAPLA community to connect and create a dynamic environment for the collaboration of ideas and the acknowledgment of diversity. Puente hosts social and professional events and competitions and supports our fellow students.

Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts

Tau Sigma Delta provides top students with opportunities to engage with the student body and culture of the college and encourages students to attain a more active role of improving the college and building a culture of student partnership.

USGBC-SC: U.S. Green Building Council Student Chapter

The USGBC student club at CAPLA provides participating members networking, education and community engagement opportunities, as well as the opportunity to have the costs of the LEED Accreditation covered through the Ginsburg Fellowship.

WIAS: Women in Architecture Society

WIAS is an organization that focuses on the support and positive representation of women in architecture and other, related design fields. The chapter's goal is to empower women and provide advice and guidance as they go through school and the profession in how to handle themselves throughout their education and career.

Other CAPLA Student Initiatives

CAPLA students participating in HeadSPACE activity


Though not a student organization, headSPACE is a CAPLA group that organizes time and space where students can collectively explore ways to de-stress and have fun. The social and wellness events are a big part of the CAPLA social culture.

Architecture students

CAPLA First-Generation Alliance

CAPLA’s First-Generation Alliance recognizes and celebrates students who are trailblazers for their families, being among the first to attend college or a university.

CAPLA student ambassadors

CAPLA Student Ambassadors

CAPLA Student Ambassadors support college activities and promotion, including providing tours to undergraduate students, assisting in college-wide events such as Homecoming and the Job Interview Fair, and responding to queries by prospective students.

If you are interested in joining CAPLA Student Ambassadors, please contact Cylan Shaffer, recruitment coordinator, at

Campus Clubs and Organizations

There are over 650 registered clubs and organizations at the University of Arizona. These groups provide engaging opportunities for students to apply their coursework to real-world experiences, entry into Greek life, or other organized groups that have come together for social or cultural community.

Find the right group for you on the Associated Students of the University of Arizona website.