The Westphal College hosts many student organizations. Some allow students to gain additional, professional experiences in addition to co-op. Some allow students with common interests to intellectually or creatively explore and socialize.
AAGA (Arts Administration Graduate Association)
The Arts Administration Graduate Association (AAGA) believes in the importance of arts and culture in society. We believe in preparing Arts Administration students to be successful leaders in the arts and culture industry so they may advance the professionalism of the Arts Administration field.
Membership in the AAGA is automatic for all current Arts Administration graduate students and is open to all current Drexel Graduate students. Arts Administration alumni may participate in our events, but are not voting members.
Download the AAGA Constitution
The AAGA Website is a great way to keep in touch with your classmates, discuss issues important to the arts, and organize you classmates for an AAGA event.
Our alumni are well-respected professionals in the non-profit arts field, and can be found in countries all over the world. Since the program started in 1973, we have graduated numerous students who have become notable members of the arts and cultural community. If you would like to speak with an alumnus about their experience in the program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are encouraged to contact us with any questions, concerns, and/or suggestions. You can contact an officer directly via email below or send a general inquiry to:
Arts Administration Graduate Association
3501 Market St #210
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-895-2453 (Department Office)
Drexel AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students)
Since 1956, the American Institute of Architecture Students has been the voice of students to the educational system and the profession of architecture and design in North America–and beyond. The association helps to build interest and enrich the educational experience of students (of all ages) and others in architecture and design.
The AIAS is an independent, 501c3 non-profit and student-run organization that is more than just a club. This grassroots association is a cooperative between thousands of students in North America (of all ages and academic degrees) committed to helping each other. It provides a sense of community and a forum to share differing views. The AIAS is also a professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students.
Drexel's chapter is a member of the Northeast Quad. The Northeast Quad is made up of chapters in Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, the Canadian province of Ontario and chapters residing in Europe and the Middle East.
Learn more about Drexel AIAS
Black Westphal is a safe space on campus for black students who are artists, creators, and innovators, with a focus on advocating for African-American students in Westphal. We will primarily be working to promote the history of African American artists, creators, and innovators, while also promoting black artists on campus.
DART (Drexel Art Organization)
The Drexel Art Organization is a student run group dedicated to creative arts and design programming. Our organization is based on 4 primary functions: (1) To provide a social and professional network for students within the applied visual arts (2) To expose students to various professional and cultural arts experiences outside of their coursework, including exhibitions, lectures and panel discussions by relevant designers and artists, (3) To new ways of making art with exposure to workshops and new materials and to contemporary images and film screenings, (4) To facilitate group activities in order to enrich our current arts curriculum and enliven the art-centric community of our university.
DGDG (Drexel Game Developers Group)
The Drexel Game Developers Group is for game developers aiming to create game either professionally or as hobby. We want to get you to where you want to be, by giving the knowledge, opportunities, and connections you need to thrive in the industry. From talks from alumni who have made it into the industry to hangouts where we all talk about the games we love, we're fostering a community of friendly, healthy developers that help themselves and each other learn!
DIG (Drexel Interior Group)
Drexel's Interior Group (DIG) focuses on giving Interior Design students the opportunity to connect with professionals, further their education, and gain experience in the Architecture and Design industry. We will be hosting numerous professional development events such as guest speakers at meetings, product presentations from sales reps, design challenges, tours of showrooms and firms within Philadelphia (COVID permitting) and more. Opportunities are available for leadership roles and participation in prepping materials for the end of year Senior Showcase. Students will also be able to participate in workshops to improve portfolios, revise resumes, and practice presentation skills. Students of all backgrounds and majors are welcome to participate not just those within the major of Interior Design.
Dragon Productions is a student-staffed video production organization that offers top-notch professional services to clients at discount rates. Staffed by students and overseen by faculty members and industry professionals at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, our mission is to provide cutting-edge content that will take your videos to the next level.
The Drexel Players
The Drexel Players are a student-run organization that works in conjunction with Drexel University's Performing Arts Department to produce quality theatre and provide service for the community. In addition The Players plan trips to the theater and plan other activities with a focus on theater including occasionally producing shows on their own. Contact The Drexel Players at email@example.com.
Learn more about The Drexel Players
Drexel ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter
We are an organization focused on Digital Media and computer graphics. We facilitate student-run lectures and collaborative games on special topics within Digital Media, host talks with industry professionals, screenings of animated and effects-heavy movies, and are committed to a strong presence at the annual SIGGRAPH conference.
Drexel CHI User Experience Club
Drexel CHI User Experience Club is a campus chapter of ACM SIGCHI (ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction). We are dedicated to providing students with interest in user experience, computer-human interaction, and design a place to share ideas, collaborate and develop professionally.
We aim to show creative students how they can translate their passion into a sustainable career by offering specialized workshops to promote good practices in the field of user experience and providing students with a community of like-minded individuals.
Drexel E-Sports & Gaming Association (DESGA)
Drexel Esports & Gaming Association (DESGA) is Drexel University's home for gaming.
We hold regular events on campus where members of Drexel's expansive gaming community can come together and play their favorite titles. DESGA strives to deliver the activities you care about with frequent LANs, tournaments, and other special opportunities. We focus on both the casual and competitive aspects of gaming. If you would like to stay up to date on all our events, follow us on social media and join our Discord.
Flux aims to provide Drexel's student body with a variety of unique musical experiences by organizing and presenting concerts and events in various locations throughout campus, while being completely student-run. Flux gives students the opportunity to put on live music events with their peers while also learning the skills it takes to put on shows. We also give local and Drexel artists/bands a chance to introduce themselves to the Drexel student body.
In the past, we were a live music venue that helped put on shows for national, local, and Drexel student artists/bands like MIP alumni Modern Baseball, Tiger's Jaw, Hop Along and many others. Now, no longer having a permanent venue, every year we put on an all-day spring outdoor concert called Lawn Jawn on Race Lawn!
We are passionate about music and enjoy providing unique experiences to the Drexel community! We are always looking for more people to get involved whether you're an engineer, artists or a graphic designer. Check us out on our Facebook page and Instagram pages for more information!
Drexel Motion Capture Group
The club's purpose is to further knowledge of motion capture technology through self guided and group oriented projects. We engage our peers and provide opportunities for
discussion on special topics that utilize Drexel’s many resources in our fields of study. We encourage students to go outside the club and class hours to work on personal projects that grow their skills and portfolios with guidance from other members. In this way, we promote club members to become more active not just at Drexel, but also in the industry.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Drexel Theme Park Engineering and Design Group
We are a group of students who hold a common interest in theme parks whether it be to going to them or pursuing a career within the themed entertainment industry. We go on trips to local theme parks as well as get behind the scenes tours; in addition we work on club projects and network through various events hosted to help our members further develop professionally within the themed entertainment industry.
Drexel Traditional Animation Club (DAnimate)
Drexel Animation Group (DAnimate) aims to create a community of artists, animators, and animation enthusiasts to produce and share animation. We focus on techniques that are not as focused in Drexel's curriculum. Some of the types of animation explored are, but not limit to, stop motion, 2D, hand drawn, experimental animation, motion graphics, and projection mapping. DAnimate also aims to enhance the skills and understanding of their members and those who are interested by holding workshops and exploring different animation media through screening and discussions.
EAM F.U.N.D. (Entertainment & Arts Management Majors Funding Undergraduates for New Development)
The mission of EAM F.U.N.D. is to assist in the development, promotion, and management of arts and entertainment events or cultural activities to benefit Drexel students; our focus will be on the Drexel campus and throughout the Philadelphia area where our students live and play.
Learn more about EAM F.U.N.D.
Graphics Group provides Graphic Design majors and minors with a supportive organization that promotes the field, hosts lectures and events to foster interaction with industry professionals, and creates a community of designers that support and challenge each other. At the conclusion of the year, we produce an event where faculty, students, and student families are invited to view and appreciate the efforts of the Graphic Design senior class. The work exhibited illustrates both the breadth of the Graphic Design field and how it overlaps with most disciplines. It may even inspire underclassmen to become more interested in Graphic Design. It also brings professionals from the field of Graphic Design to see the high level of work our students are producing. Finally, in showcasing our students' best work, we are able to increase awareness of the quality of our program at Drexel.
Mad Dragon Music Group (MDMG)
MAD Dragon Music is an independent, student-run record label operating out of Philadelphia’s Drexel University. MAD Dragon offers artists and musicians a great home to cultivate and grow their art. We are a fully focused artist development group in a musically friendly environment. We provide all label services including state of the art recording studios, and a distribution agreement with Redeye Worldwide & CD Baby. We are passionate students eager to serve our artists.
MEISA (Drexel University Music and Entertainment Industry Association)
MEISA is dedicated to assisting students with music and entertainment industry interests to find a means to explore those interests.
Learn more about MEISA
Retail and Design Club (RAD)
RAD is an opportunity to be a part of a community of like-minded individuals interested in fashion, retail, and design. We connect students to networking opportunities, educational and enrichment activities in the fashion industry! Opportunities include volunteering at fashion weeks, traveling to trade shows, and so much more!
WKDU is an award winning non-commercial college radio station located in Philadelphia,
USA, broadcasting on 91.7 FM. It is operated by students and alumni of Drexel University. It is the only free-format, non-commercial, student run FM station in Philadelphia, and proudly provides it's listeners with a variety of programming content ranging from educational public affairs to the engaging and lively sounds that resonate through the various communities of Philadelphia.