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: Whitney Little
Officers: Kaitlyn Cramer, Carlos Villalobos, Destinee Culver, Katie Blanks
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
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: Ashlee Brown, HS 159
President: Priscilla Rodriguez
Officers: Monste Castillo, Merideth Smallen, Reagan Madigan, Taylor Jameson, Catie Alcantar, Hannah Fernandez, Peyton Warren
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
President: Aashwin Sachdev
Officers: Kelechi Ibe, Preston Tharp
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: Kelsey Linnartz
Officers: Alex McMayon, Gabriella Montelongo, Tatum Roach, Hanna Doerbeck, Ashlynne Tursi
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
Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND)
The Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) is an organization for all Nutrition
and Dietetics majors. SAND 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: Mia Corkill
Officers: Katie Westfield, Hannah Thomas, Kimberly Toscano, Vice President, Ryan Mcelfresh, Baiyu Zhao, Stephani Clevenger, Jada Rankin, Anna Salazar
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: Karsen Davis
Officers: Mackenzie Gerard, Matthew Koehl, Alyssa Baldwin, Fahteems Bah
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) Student Association provides retail majors
and minors opportunities to develop leadership skills and network with members, faculty
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Fowler and Dr. Julie Chang
President: Avery Wilcox
Officers: Alexandra Lovoarto
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 lead 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: Kaylin Morrison
Officers: Katy Lella, Ashley Skalsky, Abby Keese, Yessica Montoro
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: Dr. Sarah Asebedo, HS 259, email@example.com
President: Briana Doucette
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. Chris Browning, HS 252
President: Lauren Winkelman
Officers: Kim Diemer, James Palmer
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: Cameron Potratz, Sabrina Rebaldo, Alexandra Washington, Lianna Cottrell
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: Tanner Merritt
Officers: Adam Legler, Maria Eriksen, December Holladay, Han Xue, Rachel Romero
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: Michael Gunn
Chair: Viet Nguyen
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: Benjamin Finlayson
Officers: Gary McCrory, Shelby Sewell, Caroline Gimarc, Katey Lunos, Kelsie Krupitzer
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 and Dr. Debra Reed
President: Makenzie Miller
Officers: Sharmin Akter, Upasana Mukherjee, William Quarles, Ana Moyeda, Yaqiong Zhu, Yasaman Jamshidi, Rownock Afruza