Campus Organizations

Black Artists Researching Trends (B.A.R.T.)
B.A.R.T. focuses on the work of artists outside the mainstream. All students are welcome to join. The group sponsors lectures and local exhibits, and performs community service work.
Contact: Cliff Harris, Office of Multicultural Affairs ()

Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)
The GSA is composed of students, faculty, and staff. The main goal of this organization is to provide a forum for the CCS community to discuss Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender (GLBT) topics in a safe place. The group also organizes campus wide events to provide educational opportunities for the entire community on GLBT issues.

Innovative, Diverse Educational Activities (IDEA)
This student group meets with the Student Programming Coordinator to provide input on activities held on campus. It offers opportunities for students to learn event planning processes and leadership skills.
Contact: Dan Long (

Student Budget Committee
This student group meets with the Vice President of Administration and Finance to learn more about the CCS budgeting process and provide student input.
Contact: Office of Student Life (

Student Government
The Student Government is the formal link between CCS administration and students, and provides students a forum in which to voice opinions and concerns. Meetings are held twice a month. Student Government takes on special projects as necessary.
Contact: Office of Student Life (

American Society of Interior Designers (A.S.I.D.)
The CCS student chapter of this national design organization focuses heavily on careers in interior design. Members design show houses, raise funds for charities, tour manufacturing facilities, and attend trade shows and career events held at the Michigan Design Center. Members serve on various boards, with one student serving as representative to Michigan's A.S.I.D. board.
Contact: Interior Design Department

Children's Book Society
The Children's Book Society promotes the profession of children's book illustration by providing informational resources, organizing exhibitions of student work, and bringing professionals to campus to speak about the business, review portfolios, and conduct workshops.
Contact: Casey Wise, Illustration Department ()

Industrial Design Society of America (I.D.S.A.)
The CCS student chapter of this national design organization sponsors regular visits to national galleries and corporations, ensuring students are well-informed about current events and developments in the industrial design profession.
Contact: Barbara Lemaux, Industrial Design Department ()

The CCS student chapter of the national SIGGRAPH organization links students with the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. The Association's mission is to promote the exchange of ideas and theories and advance information technology, while promoting professional standards. SIGGMO focuses on building a sense of community among animation and graphics students on campus, and on linking students with industry professionals. The group also sponsors guest speakers and social events.
Contact: Linda Raveau, Animation and Digital Media Department ()

Korean Student Association (KSA)
KSA is composed of Korean students currently attending CCS. Occassional meeting and other events for Korean students are arranged to provide an opportunity to socialize with other Korean students as well as provide support when needed. KSA also arranges gatherings at the beginning of the semester for new Korean students to interact with current students and alumni.

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