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Family and Consumer Sciences Student Organizations

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers students the opportunity to develop their character and leadership capabilities through student organizations. Students are able to interact with various F.C.S. students and professionals on the local, state, national, and international levels. The following organizations are offered through our department. Please contact the advisor(s) for additional information.

SC State University Student Section of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Students who are a member of this organization have the unique opportunity to work directly with individuals in the community. Members are given leadership opportunities and support to help individuals, families, and communities make informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. All students are welcomed to join.


Ms. Latoya N. Johnson
E-Mail: ljohn1@scsu.edu

Fashion Merchandising Association

The purpose of this organization is to promote scholarship o fits members, to bring unity and support among all student members, and to educate the public about textiles, apparel, visual merchandising and the fashion industry. FCS Business/Fashion Merchandising Majors are strongly encouraged to become members, but any student from any department may join.


Dr. William Whitaker
E-Mail: wwhitak3@scsu.edu

Gamma Sigma Chapter of the Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society

This organization was established in order to recognize the academic excellence of Family and Consumer Sciences Undergraduate and Graduate Students. In addition, members are empowered through scholarship, research, and leadership. Membership is by invitation only.

Dr. Maria A. James
E-Mail: mjames20@scsu.edu

SC State University Student Section of the National Council of Family Realtions

Students who are a member of this organization are given the opportunity to network with family researchers, educators, and practitioners to share developments and knowledge as it relates to families and family relationships. In addition, various projects are implemented and developed to promote family well-being in the community.

Dr. Sheila Littlejohn
E-Mail: slittlej@scsu.edu