Get ready to leave your mark at Kansas State University and the College of Health and Human Sciences! There are many wonderful opportunities for you to personalize your college experience and find your interests. The College of Health and Human Sciences' student organizations and interest groups provide opportunities for experiential learning, networking, national and international competitions, travel, volunteer experiences, mentoring experiences, social events, friendships and much more. We encourage you to get involved in a variety of opportunities within the college and across the university.
The Athletic Training Student Association is open to students in the athletic training major. The group gives students a wide perspective on the field as well as the opportunities for involvement at the state, district, and national organization levels. Contact Dr. Shawna Jordan, email@example.com for more information.
This organization is open to all students within the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education major, as well as any student interested in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program. The FCSEO provides professional development opportunities and promotes the national theme of the Kansas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (KAFCS) and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
For more information e-mail Dr. Janine Duncan.
FPA K-State is a student organization that fosters the value of financial planning and advances the financial planning profession. Most of the student organization is made up of students enrolled in the Personal Financial Planning undergraduate program, although all are welcome. FPA K-State allows students the opportunity to explore new ways to enrich academic experiences and prepare them for the profession. This organization offers students industry exposure through attending career events, hosting guest speakers who currently work in the profession, and hearing from recent graduates about their path to success.
FPA K-State helps its members to jump start into a career path they enjoy. Through our meetings and events we foster relationships with current industry professionals from around the country. As K-State had one of the top Personal Financial Planning programs in the country FPA K-State puts its members on the forefront of the profession in any aspect the students desire.
E-mail Derek Lawson, faculty advisor, for more information and how to join.
The purpose of this organization is to promote the Gerontology Secondary major and minor, and to foster an environment in which students who are passionate about working with, and for, older adults can join together to promote successful aging, engage in intergenerational activities, and provide service opportunities to an aging population.
Students join the Gerontology Studentes Organization to become more involved and kept up to date on the intergenerational events and service opportunities hosted by the Center on Aging. They join to continue pursuing their passion for Gerontology!
The mission of the Health and Human Sciences Ambassadors is to promote the college to prospective students and families, current students, and alumni. HHS Ambassadors represent the College of Health and Human Sciences during college and university-wide recruitment events on and off-campus and work to engage our current students in topics such as philanthropy, professional development, and community building.
Students join the HHS Ambassador program to get involved in the college and develop key leadership skills for future professional applications and careers.
The application to join the HHS Ambassadors opens every spring online. For additional information check out the HHS Ambassador website.
The Hospitality Management Club is a student club that combines the talents and energy of business-minded individuals who are passionate about customer service and ready to serve and embrace the myriad of opportunities available in this ever-changing world of hospitality. The mission of this organization is to provide students with the opportunity to learn firsthand about issues and opportunities in the hospitality industry and its related fields and to assist in networking and personal development.
Students join HMC to increase the visibility of hospitality management career opportunities, provide leadership development, and stimulate flow of information between members of the organization, faculty, alumni and industry professionals.
HDFSA brings together students in the HDFS major and partner programs for leadership opportunities, resources and service to the campus and community. HDFSA events and activities focus on:
- Volunteering in the university and community.
- Providing peer support and networking.
- Assisting in the transition between the role of student to the role of human services professional.
- Acting on behalf of the needs and rights of individuals and families.
- Creating awareness of the HDFS field.
Students join HDFSA to build their personal skills for professions in human and social services. Members stay in HDFSA because they have connections to others that make a difference in the university and community.
HDFSA recruits members through events throughout the semester. Dues are $5/academic year.
For membership information or HDFSA meeting, event schedules contact Krista Else, HDFSA President.
Membership questions can also be sent to HDFSA departmental advisor, Michelle Toews.
iDesign is the student run organization for Interior Design majors sponsored by the Department of Interior Design & Fashion Studies. iDesign is a student networking group that promotes news and events associated with all aspects of the interior design profession. In this group we promote the three primary interior design professional organizations The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and the Network for Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH). Student members of iDesign are made aware of scholarship opportunities, design competitions for students, and general professional development opportunities.
For more details contact the Interior Design & Fashion Studies office at 785-532-6993 or visit our webpage!
The Mission of Kappa Omicron Nu is to promote empowered leaders through excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research in the human sciences. Vision: Our vision includes lifelong opportunities for professional and personal growth through networking, education and service.
- Local and national leadership opportunities
- Scholarship, fellowships, and grants
- National network of colleagues
- Participation in a learning community to broaden horizons
- Knowledge transfer – leadership knowledge, training, and skills
- Publication opportunities
Students who meet eligibility requirements (45 credits completed towards their degree with a GPA 3.5 or above) are invited each semester to join.
For additional information, please visit kon.org.
The Kansas State Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSSSLHA) is the officially recognized organization for undergraduate and graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The student chapter of the national organization encourages professional interest in the study of normal and disordered human communications.
Meetings are held monthly, and guest speakers are invited to speak on a variety of topics related to speech-language pathology and audiology each month. KSSSLHA members participate in several service and philanthropic activities throughout the year to help those affected by speech, language and swallowing disorders.
Contact Emily Johnson, KSSSLHA faculty advisor for further information.
The Kinesiology Student Association (KSA) is the undergraduate student organization within the department of Kinesiology at Kansas State University. It is an accredited SGA club within the university. The reason there is a KSA is to provide the undergraduate student a voice in the department and opportunities to develop professionally.
- Foster a spirit of loyalty to department and fellow students
- Opportunities for the undergraduate student to grow as a person and professional
For additional information check out the KSA website.
In the Student Dietetic Association, students learn more about food, nutrition, and the dietetics profession by being actively involved in food and nutrition programs and presentations. Students have the opportunity to network with leaders and registered dietitians within dietetics practice. The association supports the university and community through food and nutrition service projects.
Students join SDA to network with registered dietitians in practice, faculty, and peers through programs and socials. Students can also actively participate in university and community service projects related to food and nutrition to gain dietetic related experience.
Students join SDA by becoming a member on OrgCentral. Students can also attend the first meeting for additional information about the association and pay membership dues ($6 per semester or $10 for the year).
For additional information, you can e-mail the SDA Advisor: Amber Howells.