Education is the foundation of the interior design profession.

IIDA is the “Future of Design”, and we recognize that no one embodies this idea better than our Student Members.


IIDA Membership is not one-size-fits-all, which is why we strive to offer you a variety of ways to let your opinions and ideas be heard—we want to adapt to you and your needs as you develop as a student. Student Members have several student-specific benefits, which will enhance your IIDA Member experience.

Join now online or download an application for IIDA Student Membership. Once you become a Member you’ll be eligible to participate in the national IIDA Student Mentoring Week Program. Be sure to have a copy of your student proof ready to upload.

New Benefit for Students Members:

Exclusively for graduating IIDA Student Members, we offer a special discounted rate to upgrade to Associate Membership. Find out more!


A Campus Center is a design-oriented club with at least 10 IIDA Student Members. Campus Centers provide an environment for the development and exchange of knowledge among students, educators, administration and design professionals. Participation in a Campus Center adds further value to your student membership because it involves working closely with your local IIDA Chapter or City Center to develop programs and events. Contact your faculty advisor to see if your school is a Campus Center or could become one.


Search the Career Center for job openings, including internships, with area firms.


Chapter Events
These events include industry sponsored educational events, professional development opportunities, and networking activities. Student members are welcome to attend most Illinois Chapter events, usually free of charge. Check out our Event Calendar.

National Student Events
Student Mentoring Week IIDA Student Members are paired with local design and industry professionals to gain critical day-in-the-life interior design experience.
Neocon Student Programs


Chapter Sponsored
RED Awards

To Recognize Exemplary Design in the Illinois Chapter area, we will be accepting submissions each year in the winter. The award will be presented at the annual gala in April.


Perspective is the IIDA Award-winning design journal presented to pique the interest of Interior Designers at every stage of their career.


The IIDA Student Blog is a forum for our IIDA students to exchange ideas, stay up-to-date on some of the latest interior design trends, and will also allow IIDA to continue to communicate and learn about issues important to our Student Members.


As a Student IIDA member, you are encouraged to include the appellation on your documents and signatures, demonstrating credibility to colleagues and prospective employers.


Design research and resources are available and organized for easy access here.