Organizations Open To All COHS Students
Dean's Leadership Council
This collective voice of Human Sciences students will serve as a student government
focusing on the needs and concerns of the students in the College of Human Sciences.
The president of each Human Sciences organization represents his or her respective
organization. If the president is unable to serve another member of the organization
may be chosen by the Advisor or executive council for that organization.
Advisor: Mitzi Lauderdale, HS 154
Human Sciences Ambassadors
Ambassadors is an organization that allows current students to share their passion for Human Sciences with prospective new students. Ambassadors give academic information sessions and college tours to prospective new students to help ease their transition to becoming a Red Raider. Student Ambassadors travel with the coordinator to on-campus resource fairs, high schools, junior colleges, and organization meetings across the state.
President: Carlos Villalobos
Officers: Jessica Ebert, Raylee Pannell, Audrey Asare, Jasmin Taylor
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
The mission of the AAFCS is to provide leadership and support for professionals whose
work assists individuals, families and communities in making informed decisions about
their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.
Advisor: Dr. Barbara Allison, HS 269A
President: Hannah Brock
Officers: Nicole Lastocz, Kylie Ostergrant, Delacy Bruggeman, Jennifer Campbell, Martha Garcia
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
The American Society of Interior Designers supports student member activity within
educational institutions. ASID students and Texas Tech University students work hard
to develop professional skills and network with other members.
Advisor: Michelle Pearson, HS 210A
President: Katelynn Franklund
Association of Students About Service (ASAS)
The Association of Students About Service (A.S.A.S.) is an organization in which recovering
students and those supporting recovery create opportunities to encourage fun in recovery,
support recovery in the homeless community, and promote awareness and education of
addiction and recovery.
Advisor: Dr. George Comiskey
President: Marcus Flores
Officers: Skyler Schrage, Justin North, Callan LoPresti, Rene Sharp, Brendan Smith
Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U)
The Omega Chapter of Phi U is part of a national honor society of Human Sciences students
who excel academically. Phi U strives to promote academic achievement, service and
friendship. Phi U recognizes and encourages academic excellence, develops qualities
of personal and professional leadership, and provides opportunities for professional
service as well as service to the profession. The Omega Chapter conducts initiation
by invitation for students with a 3.25 GPA or above.
Advisor: Kourtney Rodriguez, HS 159
President: Halle-Jane Begwin
Entrepreneurs in Risk Management (ERM)
The mission of the Entrepreneurs in Risk Management is to provide opportunities for
its members to learn from guest speakers from different avenues of the risk management
industry. ERM aims to send its students to conferences and other industry events throughout
Advisor: Dr. John Gilliam, HS 241
Hi-Tech Fashion Group
Hi-Tech Fashion Group is a professional organization specific for Apparel Design and
Manufacturing and any students interested in learning about the fashion industry.
Hi-Tech sponsors activities to boost your resume and provide fashion opportunities
at Texas Tech University. We establish a sense community of Fashion students and alumni
by hosting presentations of successful professionals, fashion shows and holding career
and style seminars in the fields of apparel design, merchandising, journalism, and
marketing. Hi-Tech also provides community service through local volunteering opportunities.
Getting involved and connected is the best way to grow as a designer and excel in
a demanding field.
Advisor: Rachel Anderson, Ashley Rougeaux-Burnes
President: Ashlynne Tursi
Officers: Dara Fadel, Natalie Clark, Nathan Higdon, Valerina Hernandez, Jasmine Willis
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) TTU Campus Center
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) TTU Campus Center provides students
the resources they need for educational and professional development, that are not
available on campus. These benefits are exclusive to IIDA Student Members and give
aspiring designers unique opportunities to build professional connections that extend
well after graduation.
Advisor: Jan Parker, Michelle Pearson
President: Kaylee Polasek
Officers: Juana Rodriguez, Katie Butler, Kalie Brettmann, Shelby Denton, Olivia Oldham, Annie Saathoff, Felicity Dodds, Kristi Clark, Brittany Rice
Lubbock Rotaract Club
Lubbock Rotaract Club is a service club for young men and women who are dedicated
to making an impact on their community, networking, and enhancing leadership skills.
Lubbock Rotaract serves as a student organization that helps the community of Lubbock.
Advisor: John Salter
Providing the Outside World with Empowerment and Resources (POWER)
The target populations of the POWER Committee include Hispanics, African Americans,
Native Americans, LGBTQ communities, military communities, drug and other specialty
courts, women & men county court residential treatment centers, sober livings and
halfway houses, federal institutional programs and facilities, detention centers,
inpatient therapeutic programs, homeless agencies, at-youth risk programs, inpatient
and outpatient treatment centers, independent school districts, and many other community
agencies that serve these targeted populations.
Advisor: Anna Trevino
President: Justin North
Officers: Justin North, John Johnston, Jaime Devenport, Kendall Wibbing
Robert Barnhill PFP Toastmasters
Toastmasters empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members can see
results in greater self-confidence and personal growth. We welcome all, students and
non-students, and encourage all to join.
Advisor: John Salter
President: Linda M Rodriguez
Officers: Giovani Martinez-Rodriguez, Ashlyn Smith, Scott Crisp, Braden Cosier, Robert Henderson
Student Dietetic Association (SDA)
The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) is an organization for all Nutrition and Dietetics
majors. SDA has many events, committees, community service, and networking opportunities
throughout the academic year. We are involved with various organizations and charities
in the Lubbock community including the South Plains Food Bank, United Future Leaders
and Ronald McDonald House of Charities. The monthly meetings involve food and refreshments,
recaps, and guest speakers who share information about their specific area of work
in the Dietetics field.
Advisor: Shelley Fillipp, HS 281C
President: Marleigh Brown
Officers: Kim Toscano, Abigael Zarate, Monica Reyes, Kendal Alexander, Jamie Roo, Dana Preuss, Katelyn Smith, Jennifer Rivera
Tech Council on Family Relations
Tech CFR members and stakeholders work to fulfill the mission of the organization
by providing information and networking sessions, regular meetings with guest speakers,
service opportunities, and social events! In accordance with both the National Council
on Family Relations and Tech CFR, our mission is to provide an educational forum for
family researchers, educators, and practitioners to share in the development and dissemination
of knowledge about families and family relationships, establish professional standards,
and work to promote family well-being.
Advisor: Dr. Dana Weisser and Dr. Shera Jackson
President: Austin Ross
Officers: Galilea Lopez, Jenna Moye, Kathryn Willis, Connad Higgins
Tech Cooking & Baking Club
The purpose of the Tech Cooking & Baking Club student organization shall be to expand
one's knowledge and utilize one's skills for cooking and baking through hands-on experience,
coaching, and teamwork.
Advisor: Alfonso Sanchez
President: Ana Paola de Leon
Officers: Ana Paola de Leon, Samantha Gonzalez
Tech National Retail Federation (NRF) Student Association
The Tech National Retail Federation (NRF) provides retail majors and minors opportunities
to develop leadership skills and network with members, faculty and professionals. NRF
is a nationwide organization that helps students make connections, and learn professionalism
within the retail world.
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Fowler
President: Avery Wilcox
Officers: Sydney Hargrove, Alexandra Lavorato, Macie Wilson
Organizations Open to Specific COHS Students
Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Honor Society
Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) is an international honor society for institutions granting
diplomas, associate and baccalaureate degrees, graduate degrees, or their equivalents,
in the field of hospitality, tourism, and culinary arts education. The purpose of
Eta Sigma Delta Texas Tech University Chapter is to recognize the scholastic and professional
achievement of students in the field of hospitality management. ESD provides opportunities
for RHIM students to network and leads by example through various service activities
each semester. The Texas Tech University Chapter invites eligible members to be inducted
each semester based on academic and professional Excellence, Leadership, Creativity,
Service, and Ethics.
Advisor: Danny Choi
President: Yessica Montoro Fernandez
Officers: Taylor Frech, Ashley Skalsky
Human Development and Family Studies Ambassadors
The HDFS Ambassadors assist with special events such as Majors and Minors Fair, Texas
Tech Preview Day and more. Department Hosts: Ambassadors serve as hosts/hostesses
for professionals that visit our program to speak or present and for prospective students
visiting campus. Student Recruiting: Aid in the recruitment of prospective HDFS students
by attending on-campus and off-campus recruiting events and visiting with prospective
students during campus visits. Ambassadors will also follow up with student inquiries
about the program as needed. Student Voice: Ambassadors serve as a collective voice
for the HDFS student population, relaying concerns, wants, and needs to the department.
The Ambassadors will occasionally serve as a "sounding board" for the department when
new initiatives or ideas come up. The organization is open to Human Development and
Family Studies and Early Childhood majors.
Advisor: Mitzi Ziegner
President: Jenna Moye
Knowledge Empowering You (KEY) Outreach
KEY Outreach provides financial empowerment to Personal Financial Planning students
in the College of Human Sciences. Its members serve the community of Lubbock through
presentations based on key personal finance topics.
Advisor: Ashley Guillemette, Sandra Hutson, Jennifer Wilson
President: Archie Hoxton
Officers: Tyler Clearman, Galen Bearden, Michela Palmer
Red to Black
Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching provides financial education and awareness to
students through individual coaching sessions, presentations, and outreach booths.
Red to Black cover topics such as creating budgets, building and using credit wisely,
maximizing student loans, and choosing employee benefits. Red to Black's purpose is
to empower students so that they can achieve their financial goals.
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Massengale
President: Hunter Coday
Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional Management (RHIM) Association
Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional Management Association is a student organization for RHIM majors and minors. This organization has monthly meetings, socials, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising events. Members are able to travel to tour hotels, restaurants, and other businesses to make employment connections. RHIM Association aims to build peer relationships among the RHIM community to ensure a successful entrance into employment after graduation.
President: Cameron Potratz
Officers: Lydell Naulls, Vanessa Castillo, Elias Reyes
Personal Financial Planning Association (PFPA)
The PFPA serves as the student organization for students interested in a career in
personal financial planning and the financial services profession. PFPA members also
have the opportunity to become members of the Financial Planning Association (FPA),
the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the Society of Financial
Services Professional (FSP), and other national professional organizations. Personal
Financial Planning majors network with industry professionals from across the country
to learn about internships and opportunities in the field.
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Asebedo, HS 259
President: Odaro Aisueni
Officers: Eleazar Lopez, Marikate Northcut, Odaro Aisueni, December Holaday, Ansleigh Brister, Blaine Whaley
Student Government Association for Human Sciences (SGA)
SGA representatives strive for honor in the service and protection of the student
body of Texas Tech University, through representing both the College of Human Sciences
and the university in their interests by developing personal relationships. SGA works
diligently to cultivate partnerships with the student body, administration, faculty,
staff, and community to maximize each student's educational and personal growth.
Advisor: Kourtney Rodriguez
President: David Rivero
Officers: Emily Garcia, Miranda Davis, Avery Aiken, Hunter Kowalik, Tarah Hill
The Student Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (SAMFT)
The Student Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (SAMFT) is an organization
of students in the program of Marriage and Family Therapy committed to promoting student
networking, voluntarism, developing the potential of students, and to improving the
program through the effective action and leadership of student members. The organization
offers educational and charitable opportunities for its members.
Advisor: Dr. Kristy Soloski, HS 167A
President: Miranda Garcia
Officers: Melissa Silva, Daniel Sanders - Secretary, Miranda Garcia, Caroline Gimarc, Lorena Posadas, Master's Student Representative - Kaily Moore, Doctoral Student Representative - Dani Lauricella
Organizations Open to Specific COHS Graduate Students
Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Student Association (HDFS-GSA)
An organization for graduate students in the Department of Human Development and Family
Studies that ensures student representation at faculty meetings and on departmental
committees to advocate for student interests and concerns. The purpose of HDFS-GSA
is to provide a forum for graduate students in the department of HDFS to socialize
and provide support for one another and to facilitate communication between graduate
students and the department. The organization also provides an opportunity for students
to interact with each other and to build professional relationships through community
engagement and enrichment.
Advisor: Dr. Michael McCarty, HS 504
President: Leslie Hasty
Officers: Ali Luempert, Jessica Blume
Graduate Nutrition Organization (GNO)
The Graduate Nutrition Organization (GNO) serves as a friendly network for graduate
students in the Nutritional Sciences department at Texas Tech University, offering
meetings and activities for its members. The organization also seeks to enhance TTU
campus-wide awareness of nutrition-related issues, as well as the awareness in the
Advisor: Dr. Wilna Oldewage
President: Tariful Islam
Officers: Ana Moyeda, Gugulethu Moyo, Phrashiah Githinji, Temitope Ibiyemi