May 16, 2024

Quote from AIAS Statement on Proposed AIA Student Membership that reads "Help us unify the student voice, do not divide it."

Beginning in 2023 the AIA began an exploration into adding students, and others, into their purview as a membership organization. Since being approved by the AIA Board of Directors in early 2024 the next step is for it to be approved at the AIA Annual Business Meeting on June 5th, 2024. The AIAS would like to share it’s official stance on the proposal for our members and AIA Delegates to see ahead of the AIA Business Meeting next month.

If you are interested in reading the official AIAS Board of Directors Position on Proposed AIA Student Membership please click here or continue reading below.

Following the release of the AIAS Board of Directors Official Statement, past Presidents and Vice Presidents of the AIAS came together to reiterate the position of the current AIAS Board of Directors and demonstrate their opposition to the proposed category of student membership in AIA. You can read the Letter of Support from past AIAS Officers here or continue reading below. The AIAS Board of Directors greatly appreciates the support of our legacy officers and the work they do to continue supporting students.

If you have any questions please direct them to President Colt Brock by emailing


Official AIAS Position on Proposed AIA Student Membership

Past President and Vice President Letter of Support