USITT keeps thousands of performing arts professionals in touch with today's rapidly changing scene. Its members comprise: technical directors, sound, set, costume, makeup, properties and special effects crafts people, stage managers, architects, lighting designers and technicians, production managers, stage managers, allied distributors, manufacturers and suppliers, and academic staff and students.
The local student chapter of USITT is an organization of students who share an interest in the design and technical aspects of theater. Students do not have to be registered members at the national level to become members of the student chapter nor do they need to be theater majors or minors.Members of the National chapter of USITT receive the following benefits among others: An individual member receives 10 issues of Sightlines plus the Membership Directory & Resource Guide, and 4 issues of TD&T magazine.
Membership also includes an annual conference and stage expo registration discount, discounts on other services and USITT publications, and eligibility to apply for project support from the USITT/Edward F. Kook Endowment Fund.Currently enrolled full-time students receive the same benefits as individual members at a reduced membership fee. The USITT organization works in cooperation with the other theater related student organizations on campus including the University Dance Organization (UDO), the Student Stage Combat Organization (SSCO), and the Student Experimental Theater Organization (SETO). USITT meets regularly in the design lab (Dunham Hall Rom 1042).
Officers for 2011-2012
President: Liz Whitaker
Vice-President: Merissa Gil
Secretary: Brittany Chandler
Treasure: Matt Stoneciper
Publicity: Alissa Miley