Department of New Jersey School of Architecture

Student Organizations

The NJSOA student body is served by a number of student-led organizations. These organizations provide mentorship, organize academic and social activities, and offer  support services that fulfill the unique needs of our architecture students and enhance the experiences of the broader NJIT community.

Architecture Student Union (asu)

The Architecture Student Union (asu) is a student-run organization established to serve the student body of the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) and the general university population at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The asu uses research, site visits, and cultural programming to enhance and promote students' understanding of changing technologies within the discipline of architecture as well as those of our engineering associates.

The asu also provides a technical and conceptual forum for student participation outside the formal university environment. One such forum is Studio Magazine, a semester-based publication initiated by the asu for the debate of architectural issues of interest to NJSOA students and faculty, which serves as a medium to exhibit both studio and non-studio creative media. Submission opportunities are open to any member of the NJSOA community.

The asu endeavors to provide services and address concerns that are deemed necessary by the student body, for the student body.

Alpha Rho Chi (APX)

NJSOA is proud to support the NJIT chapter of Alpha Rho Chi (APX), a national fraternity of architecture students. Established in 2001, APX boasts a co-ed membership made up of students with a consistently high record of academic achievement. APX organizes student support and fulfillment activities for its members. These activities include portfolio reviews, "jiffy" design reviews, and brown bag talks by NJSOA faculty. Each year, APX confers the Alpha Rho Chi Award to a graduating Bachelor of Architecture student "who has demonstrated the highest qualities of leadership and service within the School of Architecture community."

National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)

The NJIT chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) was re-initiated in the Fall of 2006 and formally reconstituted in the Spring of 2007. NOMAS is the student branch of the the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), the professional organization "dedicated to the development and advancement of minority architects." NOMAS provides academic, social and professional suport services for its members.

To date, NOMAS has held several forums on topics including the Internship Development Porogram and portfolio preparation, as well as social events to firmly re-establish this importnat organization at NJSOA.

For more information about the NJIT chapter of NOMAS please contact