We are proud to have student chapters all across our district footprint.

Nationally, AAF provides some great opportunities for students, and at District, we are looking for ways to make it even more beneficial. Some of the programs available for students now are covered here. For District, we offer the first tier of the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Scholarship, the Jan Gardner Scholarship, the Student American Advertising Awards Best of Show Scholarship, Portfolio Reviews, mentorship program, and internship connections. We also have the Donald G. Hileman Award that recognizes educators.

In order to qualify as an AAF college chapter, an institution must:

  • Offer a sequence of at least two courses in advertising or subjects closely related, such as marketing, promotion or advertising design;
  • Operate at an institution accredited by a recognized accrediting agency. Community and junior colleges, portfolio schools, or other two-year college-level schools are allowed;
  • Maintain at least 10 student members registered for at least one for-credit course; and
  • Appoint a faculty advisor.

The student dues are $55 per year (July 1 – June 30). There are no additional fees for running a chapter in relation to AAF, but your institution may require additional efforts for a school-recognized student group.

Your local professional chapter may be able to help secure a sponsorship to cover the dues for the first year, or there is a fund for brand new chapters at District 7 that may help.

student chapters


Alabama A&M University

Auburn University Montgomery

Calhoun Community College

The University of South Alabama

Troy University

Tuskegee University

University of Alabama


Morehouse College Glynnis

University of Georgia


Louisiana State University

Loyola University New Orleans

Tulane University


Alcorn State University

University of Mississippi


East Tennessee State University

Lee University

Middle Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

University of Memphis

University of Tennessee

Interested in adding a chapter? Contact our student chapters chair for more information!