HOW CAN I BECOME A MEMBER?
Click the "JOIN/RENEW" button at the top of your screen!
DO I HAVE TO BE AN AIAS MEMBER TO ATTEND EVENTS?
Absolutely not! Though you can get some pretty sweet benefits at events.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY MEMBERSHIP IS STILL ACTIVE?
Usually membership starts in September of every year, and end in August of the following. You can check your status by logging into your AIAS account at www.aias.org.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO AN AIAS MEMBERSHIP?
You can get a 10% off discount at the Print Room and 3D Lab, get early access to firm tours, and free access to all our events! Not to mention, the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals.
I SIGNED UP FOR MEMBERSHIP. NOW WHAT?
Join us at our bi-weekly Board of Director and Committee meetings! We love hearing from members of our community about improvements we can make to the way things run around HCAD. Every other Wednesday at 3:00 pm on WebEx or in the AIA Room (back of Elly's Loft); just look out for an email! And look out for events happening around the building!
HOW DO I BECOME A PART OF A COMMITTEE?
Just join us at our Committee meetings! You can find the times and locations for each committee's meetings on our calendar. We would love an extra mind and hand to help us out in various tasks! (More info in the "PROGRAM" tab up top.)
HOW CAN I BE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
Every spring, we have Board of Director Elections. If you feel you have lots of ideas and great perspectives to improve the way things run at HCAD, and can't wait to share them with us, take a chance and run for a position!
HOW CAN I BECOME A VOLUNTEER FOR ONE OF THE SERVICES?
At the beginning of each semester, we put out calls for volunteers; just email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to find a position! Visit the "SERVICES" tab up top for more information.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING?
Besides brownie points(!) and volunteer hours, volunteers get discount cards which reduce prices for prints, snacks, supplies (anything sold at any of our services) based on the number of shifts you volunteer for. 1 shift = 25% off! 2 shifts = 50% off!
WHAT IS SLACK?
Slack is a workspace application that you can download on the app store, or get an application to download for your PC or Mac. We send out meeting reminders, event reminders, and also communicate with our volunteers on it.
HOW CAN I GO TO CONFERENCES WITH AIAS?
There are many conferences that are held every year, such as Grassroots, Quad, Forum, and Crit Live! They're hosted by different universities every year, so details will change each time. Talk to any AIAS member or board of director to sign up, our chapter can often cover a lot of the costs for those who register early.