Professional Student Organizations
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Organizations Open To All COHS Students
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
AAFCS is the professional organization that encompasses all areas of the human sciences discipline. The mission of the organization is to assist individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. This organization sponsors professional development programs and promotes interaction between students and professionals of all majors.
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.
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 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.
Tech Council on Family Relations (TechCFR)
A professional society within the College of Human Sciences devoted to understanding and strengthening families. The organization allows students to socialize and volunteer with others interested in working with families as well as network with professionals and graduate schools.
U.S. Green Building Council Students (USGBCS)
The Texas Tech University USGBC Student Group is an organization where students from any discipline can come together to learn about and advance the USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
Advisor: Dr. Mukaddes Darwish, Construction Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Professor,
Organizations Open to Specific COHS Students
Association of Childhood Education (ACE)
This is a professional education/service organization for human development and family studies, elementary and early childhood majors. ACE supports classroom experiences with professional insights on the development of children from early infancy through early adolescence. ACE students also participate in service projects in the community.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Membership in the student chapter of this national professional organization promotes industry knowledge and a better understanding of the interior design profession.
Association of Students About Service (ASAS)
To create an environment in which recovering students and those supporting recovery can interact socially and can be of maximum service to the College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, and the local, state, and national community.
Eta Sigma Delta (EΣΔ)
ESD is an international honor society that recognizes exceptional academic achievement by inviting junior and senior RHIM students with a 3.25 GPA to join. The Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE), the leading international association devoted to hospitality and tourism education, administers this organization.
Advisor: Shane Blum, HS 601, 742-3068, ext.253,
Hi-Tech Fashion Group
A professional organization for all majors related to the apparel industry including fashion design, merchandising, journalism, business, and marketing, which sponsor activities promoting the apparel/merchandising industry.
International Interior Design Association
Membership in the student chapter of this international professional organization promotes industry knowledge and a better understanding of the interior design profession
Personal Financial Planning Association (PFPA)
The PFPA serves as the student organization for students interested in a career in personal financial planning and/or the financial services industry. The PFPA provides its members with career and professional development opportunities in financial planning. PFPA members have the opportunity to become members of various national organizations, including the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the Society of Financial Services Professionals, and/or the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). PFPA also provides members with a great opportunity to network with industry professionals from across the nation to learn about internships and career opportunities within the field
Red to Black Financial Planning (R2B)
Red to Black offers free and confidential financial planning and counseling to Tech students and delivers financial education programs on personal finance topics for classes and student organizations. Upper division students and graduate students in the Personal Financial Planning Program are trained to provide services as Outreach-based Peer Financial Planners and Client-based Peer Financial Planners. Red to Black also promotes a greater understanding of financial planning and counseling through continuing education training, including meetings with guest speakers and roundtable discussions.
Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
A Nutritional Sciences major is eligible for membership in SAND, which affords national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association affiliation. Members participate in chapter business and volunteer in activities such as Ronald McDonald House. Prominent guest speakers provide the latest updates in the field of nutritional sciences.
Tech PCMA (Professional Convention and Management Association)
A student chapter association with an emphasis in meeting and event planning; members participate in the planning of events in an effort to gain experience in the area of planning.
Tech Retail Association
The purpose of TRA is to provide a professional organization to students in the Retailing Program, offering professional growth in the industry. It will also prepare students for the fast-paced environment of management careers in the retail industry and provide opportunities for networking and exposure with local and national employers.