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Student Organizations

Some of the most important learning you’ll do at the Wilson College of Textiles will be outside of the classroom. We encourage all students to explore the more than 300 clubs and organizations that are part of NC State, particularly those related to textiles – they will enhance your learning, provide opportunities to develop leadership skills and make valuable professional contacts, and help you discover who you can be. And, hey, they’re a lot of fun!

African American Textile Society (AATS)

  • Instagram: @ncstate_aats

The purpose of the African American Textile Society (AATS) is to provide minority students enrolled in the Wilson College of Textiles, as well as outside programs, a network of social and professional opportunities that will enhance their overall college experience, as well as their professional career opportunities. All students are welcome to join.

  • Hosts the annual AATS Fashion Exposé.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (A2TC2)

  • Instagram: @aatcc_ncstate

The American Association of Textiles Chemists and Colorist (AATCC) chapter at NC State is focused on allowing students of every major to connect with industry through meetings with alumni and tours of textile facilities. The national organization provides scholarships/fellowships that are open to every student in Wilson College and also hosts competitions in design, merchandising and graduate papers.

Greater Good Textile Group (GGTG)

  • Instagram: @greatergoodtextilegroup
  • Email: greatergoodtextilegroup@ncsu.edu

The Greater Good Textile Group consists of student advocates for textile ethics. Through projects and events that focus on sustainability, laborer rights and community services, GGTG supports student who want to have a positive and lasting impact in the textile industry.

  • Hosts events such as Clothing Swap, Sustainable Business Forum and Fashion Revolution Week

National Retail Federation (NRF) Student Chapter

  • Instagram: @ncsu_nrf

The National Retail Federation is an organization dedicated to career development in the fields of fashion, retail, design and more. They host career fairs, networking events, award scholarships, and more for students who want to pursue careers in a variety of textile/fashion-related industries. This organization at NC State is a way to connect with fellow students, talk about NRF events, get updates on what is happening in the NRF and network with peers and professionals. 

Phi Psi

  • Instagram: @phipsi_ncsu

Phi Psi is the only national professional textile fraternity in the United States. NC State’s chapter, Eta, is the largest of these five active chapters. The organization exists to promote high standards of textile work among it’s members, to help textile students network within the college and industry and to bring textile students from all five majors together for both professional and social events and activities. The organization also participates in community service events and sponsors the annual Textiles Leader of the Year Banquet, which recognizes an individual associated with the textile industry for leader qualities. Phi Psi accepts new members each semester through a comprehensive pledging process. Any Textiles student, with a GPA of 2.5 or greater, enrolled full-time who completes the pledge process is eligible to become a member.

Platform Magazine

Platform Magazine is a fully student-run fashion and culture magazine. With the work of 7 different teams and almost 150 members, they release a physical magazine every semester. You can apply to join the team and help with styling, set design, modeling, photography, digital layout, writing or graphic design.

Student Ambassadors Program

Wilson College of Textiles Ambassadors are motivated students that serve as a liaison between Textiles and the community: prospective students, parents, distinguished guests, alumni, and NC State University as a whole. Textiles Ambassadors aim to create a strong sense of community within the college. They represent the college throughout the university during events, such as: Open House, Wilson College of Textiles Career Fair, Shackathon and University College: Exploratory Studies Majors Fair.

Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM) Student Advisory Board (SAB)

  • President: Casey Quinn
  • Advisor: Jeff Sackaroff

As Ambassadors, the Student Advisory Board serves as hosts for TATM events and liaisons for the Industry Advisory Board. The SAB will participate in the promote the department activities to other TATM students including career fairs, conferences, guest speaker series and showcase events.

Textile Association of Graduate Students (TAGS)

  • President: Rachel Raineri
  • Advisor: Pamela McCauley

Textile Association of Graduate Students is an organization which brings together the Wilson College of Textiles graduate students in one place and builds a sense of community and communication. TAGS is a platform which encourages students to share their knowledge, help each other through networking and socializing. Throughout the year, TAGS organizes many events and activities which provides a chance for interaction between students from different fields in a more information and relaxed environment. The overall goal for TAGS is to inculcate a feeling of togetherness and support among graduate students which translates into a more loyal group of alumni and better opportunity for future students.

Textile Engineering Society (TES)

  • President: Max Ring
  • Advisor: Philip Bradford

The goal of Textile Engineering Society is to build a network of motivated textile engineering students, faculty, and alumni. TES will enrich the college learning experience through career exploration, field trips, and guest speakers. It is also our hope that the character of each member is strengthened through service and fundraising activities. TES will provide you with a learning experience the classroom cannot provide.

Tompkins Textile Student Council (TTSC)

  • President: Augusta Schmitz
  • Advisor: Delisha Hinton

The Tompkins Textile Student Council is the main governing body over all Textile student organizations. TTSC plans and/or promotes student-related activities and events within the college, such as the career fair, new student cookouts, blood drives and an annual t-shirt design contest. TTSC members also serve on many of the standing committees within the college. Meetings will be held about every other Tuesday evening from 5:30-6 p.m. Come to a meeting and find out what’s going on in Textiles. The council consists of class representatives, club representatives, elected officers and advisory board members. All Textiles students are invited and welcome to attend meetings.

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Student Organization Meeting Schedule

Student OrganizationUpcoming Meeting(s)LocationContact Information
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)TBDTBDMolly Pruett – mpruett@ncsu.edu
African American Textile Society (AATS)September 2 at 6:30 p.m.; future meetings are biweekly on ThursdayTBDDeja Herelle – dmherell@ncsu.edu
Fashion Group (FG)First meeting date TBDTBDGaelyn MacGregor – gvmacgre@ncsu.edu
Abi Smith – ajsmit24@ncsu.edu
Greater Good Textile Group (GGTG)August 19 at 6:30 p.m.; future meetings are biweekly on ThursdayTBDClaire Henson – cmhenso2@ncsu.edu
Phi PsiAugust 24 at 7 p.m.; future meetings are biweekly on TuesdayTBDSajaana Bhakta – sbhakta@ncsu.edu
Platform MagazineSeptember 15 at 7 p.m.; future meetings are biweekly on WednesdayTBdMorgan Snow – mcsnow@ncsu.edu
Textile Engineering Society (TES)TBDTBDTES – ncsutes@gmail.com
Tompkins Textile Student Council (TTSC)TBDTBDAugusta Schmitz – aschmit4@ncsu.edu