The Women in Animation (WIA) Student Club Program is dedicated to working with a group of student members to establish an official WIA student club at a university or school; both online and in-person. The WIA Student Club Program proves opportunities to build an animation community within the school, develop leadership skills, expand the professional network, attend exclusive events, and find your allies. The WIA student club must be recognized by the university/school and approved by the WIA Board and it is renewed on an annual basis.


The goals for the WIA student club include:

  • Forming their own animation community within their school by finding peers who share the same passion and faculty advisor to support the event coordination.
  • Seeking opportunities to collaborate with other WIA student clubs to learn and to inspire a bigger community.
  • Most importantly, the WIA student club has direct contact and support with WIA Education and WIA’s network at large.


  • 4 events per year with clear documentation
  • End of semester reports (due on 12/1 and 4/1) and end of year report (due on 6/1)
  • WIA student club meetings to present progress on 2/1 & 5/15
  • All WIA student clubs must follow WIA’s general style guidelines for all communication assets, specifically for the use of the WIA logo
  • All WIA Student Clubs must maintain a minimum ten (10) active student members to remain in good standing
  • All WIA Student Clubs are expected to follow the application process every year in order to renew the status


In order to support student member’s great initiative, all WIA student club members receive a special discount code designated for each school in each school year. The code will be shared with the student leaders after receiving the WIA Board Approval.


  • September – WIA Education’s kick-off meeting and general orientation for students who are interested in starting a new WIA student club or renewing one.
  • October – WIA’s Board reviewing applications
  • December – End of semester report due
  • February – WIA student club check-in meeting
  • May – End of semester report due & WIA student club check-in meeting
  • June – End of year report due