Student and professional organizations are a great way for you to network. You can learn from others in your field and work in groups to complete community work and research. Opportunities to join these types of organizations are available for all College of Architecture and Planning students, with two specifically targeted for landscape architecture students and professionals, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and Sigma Lambda Alpha.
Sigma Lambda Alpha We host one of the 51 chapters of Sigma Lambda Alpha (SLA), an honorary fraternity for landscape architecture students. You must be a third-year landscape architecture student and have a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) to become a member. For more information, contact us or visit our chapter of Sigma Lambda Alpha.
Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) promotes conscious environmental design and enhances the educational and social aspects of landscape architecture students. For more information, visit the ASLA Student Chapter Web site or call 765-285-1971.
Indiana Chapter of American Society of Landscape ArchitectsIn addition to the student chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects, there is also an Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. It was founded in 1972 and is one of 47 regional chapters in the United States. Based in Indianapolis, the Indiana Chapter has a membership of nearly 200 members and nearly 60 student affiliates. Members include private sector landscape architects, public practitioners, scholars, government officials, and other professionals representing landscape architecture, planning, preservation, and ecology.
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) is composed of virtually all of the programs of landscape architecture in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The members of the faculty of these institutions are invited to participate in the council.
CELA can trace its beginnings to 1920, and for more than 70 years has been concerned with the content and quality of professional education in landscape architecture. CELA publishes the highest quality research conducted in the profession through its refereed publication, the Landscape Journal.
College Student OrganizationsThe College of Architecture and Planning is home to numerous inter-disciplinary student organizations as well. Learn more about CAP's student Organizations.
University Student OrganizationsBall State has more than 300 diverse student organizations. Learn more about Ball State's student organizations.
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