Student organizations are an important part of the community at SCSU and supported by both faculty and students. The Eta Iota chapter of Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity was officially installed at South Carolina State University in 2009. Kappa Pi is an international honorary art fraternity with the purpose of uniting artists who care about art unit’s role in life. This fraternity bonds conscientious artists together to form a unit which is influential in the art department as well as the community. In exchange for this high academic achievement, the fraternity offers competitive scholarships for its members as well as opportunities for art students to spend more time together strengthening their common interests. Kappa Pi activities include: Field trips to Museums & Galleries, Art Talks & Open Studio Sessions, Film & Discussion Series, Community Service, Participate in Art Exhibitions, and Art Sales.