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.
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DART (Drexel Art Organization)
The Drexel Art Organization (DART) provides a creative forum for students interested in art and design. Since its founding in 2008, DART has formed a collective creative community from a variety of majors both in and out of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. DART hosts numerous events which include screen-printing workshops, fieldtrips to New York City and Washington DC, guest lecturers and film screenings. We engage students and encourage artistic practices outside of the academic constraints. DART also facilitates exhibition opportunities for students to showcase their diverse work to the Drexel community and beyond. In the future DART will continue to expand the scope of its programming and explore new avenues for cross-disciplinary innovation.
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DGDG (Drexel Game Developers Group)
The goals of the Drexel Game Developers are to:
- Encourage the academic and social development of The University’s student body.
- Promote the fields involved with game development, including Computer Science, Digital Media, and Music, to The University’s student body.
- Serve as the University’s student chapter of professional organizations related to the fields associated with game development.
- Represent the interests of The University’s student body to the related departments, notably Computer Science and Digital Media, and the Colleges that administrate said departments.
- Create a relaxed sense of community, which enriches classroom learning both intellectually and socially.
- Assist students in professional development by encouraging projects, forums, discussions, networking, and other forms of community involvement.
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DIG (Drexel Interior Group)
This organization serves as a resource for undergraduate interior design students in order to encourage a successful college experience and to ensure a steady transition into the professional design field.
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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.
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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.
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The Graphics Group provides professional design services to students, student organizations and the faculty, staff and departments at the University. We have a pool of 50 extremely talented and well-trained (including award-winning) students eager to work with the Drexel community in making our campus and University a more beautiful and well-designed place. At the conclusion of the year, we collectively produce an event that all of the faculty and students are invited to enjoy and, as such, can appreciate the arts, and 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 services and what we can do for other student organizations and departments at Drexel.
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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.
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