Organizations and Events

AMD Multi Cultural Organization (AMCO)

Students in the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program enhance preparation for professional careers, mentor incoming students, and to be a support group for one another in the AMD Multi Cultural Organization.

Apparel Merchandising and Design Graduate Student Assocation (AMDGSA)

The Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Graduate Student Association will provide graduate students in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design at Iowa State University with a variety of  opportunities to expand their knowledge.

Common Threads Learning Community

The Common Threads Learning Community provides first-year students with a variety of academic and life experiences.

Fashion Show

Students in the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program may choose to participate in the annual Fashion Show. This event is usually held in the spring. 

Kappa Omicron Nu

The Kappa Omicron Nu, founded at Iowa State May 1913, is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in scholarship, research, and leadership development.

Marketing, Organizing, Designing, and Analyzing Fashion (MODA)

MODA is a student run organization in the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Department. We have a variety of speakers that come in and speak with us about their experience in this field. We also go on a variety of trips to see fashion shows in places such as Kansas City and Chicago. 

Phi Upsilon Omicron

Phi Upsilon Omicron is a national honor society in Family and Consumer Sciences where we promote academic excellence, develop professional leadership, and encourage professional and personal integrity.

Trend Magazine

Trend Magazine is a student-run publication that focuses on fashion, beauty, body and lifestyle in the Iowa State University community. 

Event Management Club

The Event Management Club is a student-run organization committed to professional and personal development for students interested in the events industry. 

PCMA Convening Leaders Conference

In January 2016, 20 Event Management Club students traveled to Vancouver, B.C. for the PCMA Convening Leaders Conference. Here’s some thoughts they wanted to share:

"I was able to meet other aspiring planners, and create contacts with people around the country who I can keep in touch with and reach out to in the future. " - Courtney Gordon

"I enjoyed experiencing Vancouver and seeing all of the things that it has to offer in terms of Events. The opening and closing ceremonies were amazing and inspiring." - Callie Zegers

"There was SO much food and many activities to do. I met a lot of great people as well! I loved the tours of the BC Stadium and the Convention center." - Taylor Smith

"I made a few new friends from Scotland, and I now have a professional contact in New Zealand." - Courteney Scholten

"My favorite part of the trip was getting to hear about all the different career opportunities in the event industry." - Hayly Smith

"I got to talk and compare our programs with other students while also learning great information from industry professionals. It was amazing." - Tory Pfannkuch

"It was a good chance for practicing talking to professionals in a very chill environment so that when we were set free later on in the conference we were confident with what we had to say and had the chance to come up with questions to ask them." - Madison Ramsey

"We were drenched with SO much information. I feel like I know so much more after this whole experience about the event world. I learned that a great event delivers content through an experience." - Bonnie Curley

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

The Cyclone Chapter of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) advances the profession of club management by fulfilling the educational and related needs of its student members.

Disney Campus Representatives

Alums of the Disney College Program serve to share their experiences at Disney with current ISU students.

Eta Sigma Delta (ESD)

Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) is the International Hospitality Management Honor Society. ESD is committed to academic excellence, and engaging in service projects. 

Graduate Student Association of Hospitality Management (GSAHM)

GSAHM provides grad students in the Foodservice and Lodging Management Program at ISU with the potential for networking among grad students, faculty, and industry leaders.

National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)

The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) is a professional organization for minority hospitality students that addresses diversity and multiculturalism, as well as the career development of student members. NSMH provides events and programs that bring together college-level students with company sponsors, industry representatives, other hospitality organizations, advisors and mentors, and hospitality high school students.