Our student organizations and clubs will keep your calendar packed with activities as exciting and creative as the students you share them with. Grab the microphone at a poetry slam, find your zen at a free yoga session, or dance the night away at a masquerade ball. You’ll expand your horizons, meet new faces, and grow your inspiration.
Alpha Chi: (currently being chartered) is an active member of the Association of College Honor Societies. ACHS, founded in 1925, is the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies. Visit www.achsnatl.org. As a general honor society, Alpha Chi inducts students from all academic fields. No students are excluded from striving for membership. Alpha Chi inducts only the top ten percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students, insuring that the honor is reserved for the very best students based on a substantial part of their academic record.
Alpha Lambda Delta: (currently being chartered) is an honor society for students in their first year of higher education. Membership in ALD is open to all students at NHIA who have earned a 3.5 of higher GPA in their first year or term of enrollment. Alpha Lambda Delta has been around for over 90 years - the Society was founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois by Dean of Women Maria Leonard. ALD was one of the first members of the Association of College Honor Societies - the organization that sets the standard for honor societies in the United States. All ACHS member Societies are required to meet strict guidelines regarding their membership requirements, governance structures, and operational practices in order to proudly display the ACHS logo.
Acting and Improv Group: Express yourself in other artistic avenues such as live theatre, improvising sketches, and by acting out scenes.
Art Club: Join other NHIA students to critique each other’s artwork, discuss news happening in the arts, and help the Manchester community embrace the arts.
Commuter Student Association: Our mission is to help create a sense of community and friendship among the commuter student population and to provide helpful resources for commuters. Through various events and functions, the Commuter Student Association aids commuter students in becoming active in campus life and becoming informed about all available student activities and relevant news. There is a Commuter Lounge in the Student Center that is open from 7:30am to 9pm from Monday through Friday. You can do homework, play games (pool, board games, video games), or even watch movies.
Feminism Club: A safe space where students gather to discuss openly about feminism in today’s society. Print Club: Meet to discuss the latest printmaking news and talk about recent printmaking experiences or creations.
Neo Victorian Club: Join students fascinated by the diverse culture and arts of the Victorian time period, hold discussions and plan events related to Neo-Victorian culture.
Queer Student Union: A safe, open, and confidential space for students of any gender identity to gather to discuss LGBTQIA topics and issues
Residence Hall Association (RHA): The Residence Hall Association of NHIA shall serves as a community government for, and within, each residence hall. In doing so, the Residence Hall Association represents and advocates for the rights and well-being of all resident students, provide programming that will benefit all resident students, and strive to build a greater sense of community among all residents at the New Hampshire Institute of Art
Verge Art Gallery: Verge is a student-run art gallery located in Plaza Place where student, staff, faculty, and visiting artists’ artwork are exhibited throughout the year.
Student Leadership Committee: Elected by the New Hampshire Institute of Art's undergraduate student body, the council manages the use of student activity fee funds, from holding craft fairs to open mic nights, raves and contests.
For more information about NHIA's student organizations contact Residence Life.