There are four student organizations for students in the department. Each organization sponsors a range of presentations by community-based professionals, workshops, and activities focused on important issues related to children, youth, and families.
Purdue Association for the Care of Children's Health (PACCH)
PACCH provides students interested in working with children in medical settings an opportunity to learn about professional roles as well as being involved in planning and implementing child health awareness activities. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the care of children's health.
Purdue Chapter of College Mentors for Kids (CMfK)
College Mentors for Kids, Purdue Chapter, is an innovative mentoring program designed to provide young children with opportunities for successful and viable futures. College Mentors for Kids cultivates ongoing mentoring relationships between college and elementary-aged students through shared learning experiences on the campus and in the community, in order to increase the percentage of children who become responsible and productive adults. (College Mentors for Kids link)
Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Unit at Purdue
Promotes the mission of the profession of family and consumer sciences.
Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Professional/Graduate Section
INAFCS-P/GS is an affiliate section of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. AAFCS is a scientific and educational association of professionals which functions on local, state, national, and international levels. It promotes the mission of the profession of family and consumer sciences which is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families. Membership is open to anyone in the College of Consumer and Family Sciences. The call out is held early in the fall semester and a professional activity is planned on a monthly basis. Visit the Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Web site.
Kappa Omicron Nu
Kappa Omicron Nu is a national honor society for students in HHS/CFS. Undergraduates who have completed 45 semester hours with at least a 3.0 GPA and are in the top 25 percent of their unit are invited to join. Graduate students with at least a 3.5 grade point average also are invited to join.
Advisor: Kim Buhman