To learn about student organizations in the School of Construction, click on the plus sign to expand the information for each club.
  • Associated General Contractors (AGC) Student Chapter
  • Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Student Chapter
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Student Chapter
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Student Chapter
  • Mechanical Contractors of America (MCA) Student Chapter
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter
  • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • Sigma Lambda Chi Mu Chapter (International Construction Honor Society)

Advisor: Joe Levens

AGC Officers 2018

AGC student chapters exist to encourage and support student interest in the professional construction industry. Exposure to the working industry is vital to the preparation of future industry practitioners. AGC of America in conjunction with AGC's local chapters supports over 150 student chapters nationwide. AGC student chapters have a long and rich history dating back to April 28, 1930 with the first nationally charted AGC student chapter.

The Pittsburg State University Student Chapter of the AGC of America was originally charted in September 1975.


Sponsoring Organization: Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Kansas

Advisors: Norman Philipp and Steve Shaffner

DBIA Student Chapters develop strong working partnership between students and industry professionals, regarding the education and research objectives required for the continued growth and excellence of design-build.

DBIA Student Chapters are dedicated to promoting widespread and successful utilization of the design-build project delivery method in shaping the built environment. To accomplish this goal, they are committed to fostering interdisciplinary education and communication to integrated facilities delivery at the University level.

Sponsoring Organizations: DBIA, and DBIA Mid-America Region

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Student Chapter

Advisor: Pat Flynn


President - Jason Ricker
Vice-President - Elijah Herrington
Treasurer - Abby Pipkin
Secretary - Amber Atkins


Contribute to shaping the future of the safety field by participating in task forces and committees, and working with other safety professionals on issues facing the industry today. Leaders also are provided opportunities to gain additional leadership skill training that assist them in their committee work as well as their job. Skills volunteer leaders gain include: leadership, management, networking, presentation, time management, team work, meeting, project skills and much more!

Sponsoring Organization: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Heart of America Chapter

Advisors: Denise Bertoncino and Holly Page-Sagehorn

This professional organization helps develop and connect students, teachers, and professionals in the Interior Design field. In the PSU Student chapter, we have monthly meetings with speakers who are in the Design field. Each meeting and time depends on the speaker’s schedule. Please contact our Adviser or Student President if you have any questions.

Sponsoring Organization: International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Advisor: Shannon Nicklaus

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The purpose of the Pittsburg State University MCA Student Chapter is to introduce and promote mechanical contracting among the students.  The objectives used to accomplish this purpose shall be to:

Promote communications and networking between student members and contractor members.
Expand the student members' knowledge of the mechanical contracting industry.
Unite and promote fellowship between student members and the professional societies that serve the industry.
Familiarize students, faculty, and administrators with the professional character and economic impact of the mechanical contracting industry.
Provide an avenue for community service, where students can give back to the community.
Provide a way to improve the teaching, and facilities at Pittsburg State University, where industry feedback can help improve the quality of education.

Sponsoring Organization: Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) of Kansas City

Advisor: Justin Honey

The NAHB Student Chapters program is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of students by offering them first-hand exposure to the real world of the building industry through NAHB membership, educational programming, and networking opportunities.

Working with a faculty adviser and drawing on the mentors and industry leaders in their local home builders association, student chapters can compete in national competitions, win scholarships, enjoy discounts on trade shows, and enjoy all the benefits of membership in NAHB.

Sponsoring Organization: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Advisor: Erin Jordan

NAWIC Objectives:

Unite for the mutual benefit of the women who are actively engaged in the various phases of the construction industry.
Promote cooperation, fellowship and a better understanding among members of the Association.
Promote education and contribute to the betterment of the construction industry.
Encourage women to pursue and establish careers in the construction industry.
Provide members an awareness of the legislative process and legislation as it relates to the construction industry.

Sponsoring Organization: National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

2018 Officers
President Ally Walters
Vice President Maria Madrigal
Secretary Olivia Leslie
Treasurer Samantha Rodriguez
SGA Liaison Makayla Sisco

Club meeting schedule: First Friday, W212, 1pm
Advisor: Dennis Audo

The fundamental purpose of Sigma Lambda Chi is to provide recognition to outstanding students in construction curricula. Sigma Lambda Chi is the society that offers students the opportunity to be recognized locally and internationally for their academic accomplishments as a construction major.