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Student Organizations

The College of Human Sciences is dedicated to student success at Texas Tech University and beyond graduation. Our student organizations foster environments for like-minded individuals to let their voices be heard. Want to get involved? Reach out to one of our amazing student organizations below!

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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.

Advisor: JulieAnne Pender
Website: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/ambassadors/index.php

President: Shelby Henderson
Officers: Nick Kendrick, Peyton Fikac, Hannah Brock, David Gonzales

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

AAFCS is the only professional organization for Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) students and professionals. The mission 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. The vision is to bring people together to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Advisor: Kristie Storms, Gencie Houy

President: Hannah Brock
Officers: Lexi McCormick, Emily Hamons, Baleigh Pugh

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
Officers: TBD

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 the year.
Advisor: Dr. John Gilliam, HS 241

President: TBD

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

President: Ana Paola de Leon
Officers: Kaylin Szymanski

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
Website: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/hdfs/ambassadors/index.php

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
Website: www.r2b.ttu.edu
Email: redtoblack@ttu.edu

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.

Advisor: Dr. Michelle Alcorn & Mr. Todd Franks

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
Website: sga.ttu.edu

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 Lubbock community.
Advisor: Dr. Wilna Oldewage

President: Tariful Islam
Officers: Ana Moyeda, Gugulethu Moyo, Phrashiah Githinji, Temitope Ibiyemi