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Department of Theatre

Student Organizations


The mission of the University of Northern Iowa Student Theatre Association (UNISTA) is to produce and advocate theatre arts on campus and provide student artists and student patrons opportunities to risk and grow artistically, professionally, and interpersonally. Click the link above for more information.


Alpha Psi Omega/Theta Alpha Phi Chapter is an honor fraternity and service organization for upper division Theatre students. In addition to coordinating various service events both on-campus and in the community, APO also organizes several social activities during the year. Initiation into the organization requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA, the completion of Creativity and Performance, the completion of two semesters (by the end of the year) at UNI and the accumulation of 60 “TAP” points.


The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialog among practitioners, educators, and students. As an extension of the USITT, the UNI USITT Student Chapter is dedicated to providing opportunities for technical theatre students to learn, discuss, and hone their skills. We strive to offer a community for young theatre artists, technicians, and managers at the University of Northern Iowa as well as surrounding institutions. During the year this group also raises funds to assist students in attending the national USITT conference.