Student Organizations


AIGA sets the national agenda for the role of design in its economic, social, political, cultural and creative contexts. AIGA is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. Founded as the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1914 as a small, exclusive club, AIGA now represents more than 16,000 designers through national activities and local programs developed by 55 chapters and more than 150 student groups.

The Nicholls State University AIGA Student Group is actively involved in the professional events surrounding New Orleans AIGA Parent Chapter and promotes the future of its student members through volunteer efforts and student-based design activies. With approximately 20 student members and growing, the Nicholls AIGA Student Group is the best way to network into the field of design. For more information, please contact Trisha Z. Dubina, faculty adviser, at 985.449.7141.


The Ceramics Club is for those who are interested in working with clay as an art form. The Ceramics Club has two pottery sales annually, which provide funds to bring in visiting artists. The club sponsors off-campus trips and opportunities to work on group projects to promote the awareness of the ceramic arts. Prior to each ceramic sale the club hosts a day to make pots for the Ceramic Club Pottery Sale. Students, alumni, and friends come together for this event, a.k.a., “Pot ’til You Drop”!

For further information please contact Jeff Brown at or 985-448-4593.


The Nicholls Art Club is a student organization open to any student interested in the visual arts. Joining the Art Club is a great way to meet other students in the program and to participate in art activities outside of class. Signs are posted for the meetings, which are usually held in Talbot Hall. Events sponsored by the Art Club include the annual student show and reception, student art sales, trips to museums and galleries around the areas. The Art Club also participants in Welcome Back Day, Family Day, Thibodaux Main Street Arts Walk, Houma Art After Dark, Thibodaux Arts Alive, and other school and community events.

KAPPA PI (Zeta Alpha Zeta Chapter)

Kappa Pi is an honor society for students who are serious about art and want to contribute to the program and events organized by the Department of Art. Kappa Pi sponsors activities such as the annual juried art exhibition, community service and scholarship contests. Nicholls students have received scholarships from the national organization, which are offered each year. Membership requirements for art majors are as follows: completion of 12 hours of art coursework, overall 3.0 average in art classes, overall 2.0 cumulative GPA, good attendance and quality artwork. Students interested in Kappa Pi are encouraged to join the Art Club until they are eligible to apply for membership in Kappa Pi.