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Student Organizations

Get ready to leave your mark at Kansas State University and the College of Human Ecology! There are many wonderful opportunities for you to personalize your college experience and find your interests. The College of Human Ecology's student organizations and interest groups provide opportunities for experiential learning, networking, national and international competitions, travel, volunteer experiences, mentoring experiences, social events, friendships and much more. We encourage you to get involved in a variety of opportunities within the college and across the university.

Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance (AMDA)

AMDA is an association that provides opportunities for undergraduate students in the apparel and textiles program to develop professional relationships in the field of apparel and textiles, and to participate in industry visits, manage a fashion show, and gain leadership experience through self-governance.

American Society of Interior Design (ASID)

This organization is the Kansas State University Student Chapter of the ASID and provides opportunities for ASID Student Members to participate in networking opportunities, industry events, online resources, leadership opportunities, charity/volunteer opportunities, and a host of other opportunities sponsored by ASID.

Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA)

The Athletic Training Student' Association is open to students in the athletic training major. The group gives students a wide perspective on the field as well as the opportunities for involvement at the state, district, and national organization levels.

Club Manager's Association of America (CMAA)

Helps students gain an understanding of private club management (country, city, athletic, yacht, town and military clubs) and in selecting a career in this sector of the hospitality industry.

Early Childhood Student Association

Provides information and resources to early childhood education majors. Members often attend the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference, participate in K-State's All-University Open House and plan other professional development activities.

Family and Consumer Sciences Interest Group

All students in the College of Human Ecology are eligible for membership in this interest group which provides professional development opportunities and promotes the national theme of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Human Development and Family Science Association (HDFSA)

The Human Development and Family Science Association brings together students interested in the HDFS major and provides leadership opportunities, resources and service to the campus and community. Students benefit from a variety of engaging topics throughout the academic year, such as HDFS careers, research and graduate school information and other opportunities to enrich their experience in the HDFS field.

Future Financial Planners (FFP)

Students majoring in personal financial planning are eligible to participate in this organization, which explores new ways to enrich academic experiences and better prepare students for the workforce. Students have real life investment experiences through hands-on work with the Invest-A-Cats program.

Gerontology Student Organization

The Gerontology Student Organization fosters an environment in which students and community members who are passionate about working with, and for, older adults can join together to promote successful aging, engage in intergenerational activities and provide service opportunities to an aging population.

Hospitality Management Society (HMS)

Students learn firsthand about issues and opportunities in the hospitality industry, while assisting in networking and personal development. The group attends various conferences state, regional and national conferences as well as organizes the annual Travel and Dining Auction.

Human Ecology Ambassadors

Human Ecology Ambassadors are students who promote the college to prospective students, alumni, campus visitors and current students. Students must be full-time with majors within the College of Human Ecology.

Human Ecology Council

The Human Ecology Council provides a forum for College of Human Ecology student concerns, fosters internal communication, provides support and governance for the college, serves as a cohesive force for student organizations, interprets and publicizes the functions and activities of the college, sponsors programs and activities for students and provides leadership development.

iDesign

This organization is an association for students in the interior design program that organizes events that will enhance the students’ knowledge of the professions of Interior Design with guest speakers and trips to professional offices to visit with professionals.

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

This organization the Kansas State University Student Campus Center of IIDA and provides opportunities for IIDA Student Members. It is a professional nonprofit networking association. This campus center provides opportunities for members to interact through organized events, take leadership roles, and work with local IIDA chapter leaders in the Mid America Chapter of IIDA.

Kappa Omicron Nu

This is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in scholarship, research and leadership in human ecology. This honor society is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have met the academic requirements and are full-time majors in the College of Human Ecology.

K-State Student Speech, Hearing and Language Association (KSSSHLA)

The student chapter of the national organization encourages professional interest among college students in the study of normal and disordered human communications.

Kinesiology Student Association (KSA)

The Kinesiology Student Association is designed to be the students' voice, the students' tool for information and the students' connection to the community and the job market in the field of kinesiology.

Professional Event Management Society (PEMS)

Student chapter of the national association develops and participates in local events and builds relationships with hospitality and meeting professionals in Kansas and in nearby states.

Student Associate Organization (SAO)

Student Associate Organization (SAO) is the student group that represents the current master's and doctoral students in the K-State MFT program. SAO is a student-run campus organization with a mission to assist students as they progress through their graduate studies.

Student Dietetic Association (SDA)

In the Student Dietetic Association, Students network with registered dietitians in practice, faculty and peers through programs and socials. The association supports the college and community through service projects.

Trauma Research, Education and Consultation at K-State (TRECK)

This group focuses on developing research programs, providing education and clinical consultation about the issues related to trauma and traumatic stress. Members include undergraduates from various disciplines as well as graduate students who are primarily in the marriage and family therapy program.