Student Organizations

Student Organizations

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Faculty Advisor: Casey Faulkner (
​is the oldest and largest organization representing the interests and growth of professional interior designers. This University ASID Chapter is a community set to provide and fulfill the wants and needs of design students. This chapter will improve students’ knowledge for the better of their professional future.

Interior Design Student Association (IDSA)

Faculty Advisor: Casey Faulkner (
IDSA is an umbrella organization combining ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association).

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Faculty Advisor: Casey Faulkner (
IIDA was founded in 1994 as the result of a merger of the Institute of Business Designers (IBD); the International Society of Interior Designers (ISID); and the Council of Federal Interior Designers (CFID). The goal of the merger was to create an international association with a united mission that would represent interior designers worldwide. Since that date, IIDA has worked to convene communities of interior designers across regions and specialties representing the interests of the entire community.

National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA)

Faculty Advisor: Michelle Rose (
The National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) is the world’s leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry providing tools, research, certification, and events to thousands of professionals.  Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has evolved into the premier association of designers, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, installers, and other industry professionals. Today, the NKBA represents an unparalleled network of peers, tools, and resources designed to support professional growth and business success.  The NKBA Student Chapter at UA, an NKBA Affiliated Program, provides free membership for students and includes access to numerous benefits, such as educational resources, scholarships, free software, competitions, and more.

Student Fashion Association (SFA)

Faculty Advisor: Brian Taylor ( and Babs Davis (
SFA is a professional organization open to any University of Alabama student who is interested in the promotion and development of the fashion industry. Activities, including field trips to major market centers and interaction with professionals, promote an in-depth understanding of corporations and career opportunities in the textile and apparel industry.