Family Science Groups
The Family Action Council (FAC) is a student-led organization for both graduate and undergraduate students in Family Sciences. The primary purpose of FAC is to encourage and support students in their development as professionals in Family Sciences. The organization provides a balance of social and professional activities that include volunteer opportunities, guest speakers, career preparation activities, and participation in state and national conferences. Participation is open to all Family Sciences majors.
- Faculty Advisor: Diana Haleman
Phi U is a national honor society for students in Family and Consumer Sciences and its related program fields. The purposes of Phi U are to establish and strengthen the bonds of friendship, to promote the professional and intellectual development it its members, and to advance and promote the professions. Iota Chapter at UK was chartered in 1922. Members of Phi U are chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership, dependability, spirit of service, and professional attitude. Requirements include a minimum overall GPA of 3.0(undergraduate); 3.2 (graduate). The student must have earned a minimum of 36 credit hours, including a minimum of 12 credits at UK. Graduate students must have completed 12 graduate credits. Each applicant must show evidence of leadership and participation within in the school, as well as activities outside the school.
- Advisor: Louise Gladstone
UK American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (UKAFCS)
AAFCS is a national professional organization for all areas of family and consumer sciences. The UK students member section of AAFCS is open to all students in the School of Human Environmental Sciences who are interested in promoting their own professional development and forming lasting friendships. Membership dues include subscriptions to the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences and AAFCS Action. Dues also include membership in the Kentucky Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. All majors welcome.
- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hazel Forsythe