Interior Design Student Organizations

Interior Design Student Organization, IDSO

The Interior Design Student Organization (IDSO) is an important aspect of student life in the interior design program at LSU. Through IDSO, students are able to participate in educational workshops, service projects, and professional networking and social events. The organization focuses on academic success, civic involvement, and student professional growth. IDSO provides students with connections to the professional world through partnerships with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Students are able to participate in functions sponsored by these associations to network with professionals in the design industry. In addition to professional development activities, IDSO hosts a design event at the end of each academic year to celebrate and showcase senior students’ capstone projects and other students’ design work. All LSU interior design alumni, professionals, professors, students, and students’ families are invited to join the School of Interior Design for this event.

International Interior Design Association, IIDA

The School of Interior Design is proud to be identified as an International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Campus Center. IIDA offers professional development and networking events to its student members and works closely with the School of Interior Design’s Interior Design Student Organization (IDSO). IIDA advances the profession of interior design through the progressive cultivation of innovative leadership and by constantly advocating for exceptional design. The IIDA Delta Regional Chapter supports interior designers in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi and is committed to providing educational opportunities to members to improve their interior design skills and knowledge. For more information, visit

American Society of Interior Designers, ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. ASID works with the School of Interior Design’s Interior Design Student Organization (IDSO). The South Central ASID Chapter encourages excellence by promoting professionalism, education, and communication among designers.

Minority Students Studying Interior Design (MSSID)

The LSU Association of Minority Students Studying Interior Design (MSSID) aims to establish an inclusive foundation that unites students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We strive to create a platform fostering safety, exploration, understanding, and purpose. The organization will conduct bi-weekly meetings on the fourth floor, encouraging open discussions, participation in activities, and exercises to stimulate personal growth and community building. MSSID will also organize lectures, events, and outreach programs addressing a variety of minority and community-centered topics. Our primary focus is to provide every student the opportunity to cultivate meaningful relationships, fostering innovative ideas that will impact the world of design forever.

College of Art & Design Diversity Committee

The College of Art & Design is committed to engagement with all students. Contact Dana Mitchell, Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Diversity, at

College of Art & Design Student Council

LSU Student Government