Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Our student community is active in a number of statewide and national organizations including the  Student American Society of Landscape Architects (SASLA), American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), American Planning Association of the Univeristy of New Mexico (APA UNM), Community and Regional Planning Graduate Student Association (CRP GSA), Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society, and the American Indian Council for Architects + Engineers (AICAE). For more information on how to get involved see below.

American Indian Council for Architects + Engineers

The Mission of the UNM Student Chapter of the American Indian Council of Architects and Engineers (AICAE) is to provide a support network of American Indian students in the School of Architecture and Planning, School of Engineering, and other design fields at the University of New Mexico.

AICAE Facebook Page

AICAE Student Officers 2012/2013

Geraldene Blackgoat - President

Alfred Kahn - Vice President

Theo Edaakie - Secretary

Nick Nelson - Treasurer

Navida Johnson - Undergraduate Representative

Prof. Ted Jojola - Faculty Advisor

Society of Native American Graduate Students (SNAGS)

Mission Statement

The purpose of the SNAGS is to better represent growing concerns and interests of graduate students at UNM.


Our goals are to:

  • Provide a network of graduate students with faculty members among the American Indian population on campus and surrounding communities
  • Promote professional, scholastic & social activities among its members
  • Promote cooperation and communication between students & faculty
  • Represent the views of Native & non-Native graduate students at UNM
  • Provide support across the disciplines for those working on dissertation, thesis, or research
  • Promote issues of professionalism for those who plan to pursue a career in academia, to utilize NA faculty for guidance, lectures, or meeting one-on-one
  • Promote & maintain the prestige & high standing of UNM
  • Encourage & promote the representation of New Mexico’s cultural & ethnic diversity at UNM
  • Mentoring & meeting with Native & non-Native graduate students who are new to UNM.


Every graduate (part-time or full-time, Native or Non-Native) student at the UNM is eligible to become a member of SNAGS and may so register the First-Year during orientation or any time thereafter.

American Planning Association, UNM Branch

The American Planning Association, UNM branch (APA UNM) is the student branch of the American Planning Association of New Mexico (APA NM). The Mission of APA NM is to improve and promote the quality and standards of planning in New Mexico.

  • Vision statement:  We better the communities of New Mexico by: increasing awareness of planning and its impacts, training leaders to use planning processes, developing professionals, and promoting the use of solid planning principles. 

APA UNM Executive Board 2014/2015:

Valentine Fisher - President

Nathan Todd - Vice President

Raquel Rivera - Secretary

Whitney Kraner - Treasurer

Derick Garcia - Student Representative

Cody Scott Brown - Member at Large

Visit the APA NM Website

Like the APA NM on Facebook


Visit the AIAS Chapter website 

AIAS Board Members 2012/2013

Kristen Gandy - Chapter President

Robert Montgomery - Chapter Vice President

Justine Humble - Chapter Secretary

Alaa Quraishi- Chapter Treasurer

Roger Schluntz - Faculty Adviser

Council of Allied Disciplines

Information coming soon!!

Student Representatives: