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: Ashlee W. Brown
Human Sciences Ambassadors
Human Sciences Ambassadors is an organization that allows current students to share their passion for Human Sciences with prospective new students. Human Sciences 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: Lauren Laramee, Billy Tiongco, Ashley Brister
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Human Development and Family Sciences 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 Sciences and Early Childhood majors.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Organizations Open to Specific COHS Graduate Students
Human Development and Family Sciences Graduate Student Association (HDFS-GSA)
An organization for graduate students in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences 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
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