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2024 Tarkett + IIDA P.A.T.H. Initiative
2024 Tarkett + IIDA P.A.T.H. Initiative
Empowering HBCU’s with equal access to the network, community, and opportunities that an IIDA Campus Center offers
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The Initiative

The Tarkett + IIDA P.A.T.H. Initiative was inspired by our shared beliefs that every student with a passion for interior design or architecture, regardless of their background, should have access to opportunities that enable them to thrive and shape the future of our industry.

The inaugural 2024 initiaitive will provide one HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) free membership through the end of 2025, starting in August 2024, for up to ten students, and one educator/faculty member in order to establish their IIDA Campus Center, as well as additional support from Tarkett and IIDA to build out programming and resources for the campus center to thrive for years to come.

Black students are the future of design, and we can help develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to succeed and become agents of change within interior design and our communities.
-Mike Johnson II, IIDA, AIA, NOMA and Howard University Graduate

Application Requirements

• 7-10 students on campus that are willing to start and lead the campus center
• A 1000-word or less essay on "Why Design and Why IIDA?"
• Applicants must be from an established HBCU program

What's an IIDA Campus Center?

An IIDA Campus Center is an interior design club hosted on your campus, backed by IIDA. You have the opportunity to network and grow with your peers, be involved with your local chapter, gain leadership experience, and access all that IIDA has to offer - internships, mentoring programs, competitions, events - and more!

Questions? Reach out to Melissa Cook, IIDA's Student Engagement Manager, at mcook@iida.org.