The Society of Design (SOD) is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization dedicated to multidisciplinary design education and community service.


The organization strives to elevate and expand the discourse on design while providing inspiration to its members and the general public through an annual speakers series, tours, exhibits, and other initiatives. Additionally, the organization regularly takes on community service and fundraising efforts in support of other non-profits and encourages its members to actively volunteer.


Founded in 2009, SOD's programs have already impacted thousands of people and its membership has grown to include participants from more than twenty colleges and universities. The organization's overall membership is representative of the multidisciplinary nature of SOD - architects, educators, filmmakers, graphic designers, industrial designers, photographers, and writers, among many other professions.


The Society of Design is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Non-profit Organizations (PANO).