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Student Life

We have many student organizations and volunteer opportunities to help you network and connect with your peers and professionals.

Student Organizations and Opportunities

  • Fashion Design and Merchandising Association (FDMA)

    Students interested in any aspect of the fashion and apparel industry are encouraged to become members of this organization. There are many opportunities to network with faculty, alumni, and professionals as well as fellow students. Throughout the year FDMA invites a variety of speakers from the apparel industry to campus and sponsors field trips and social events.

    The FDMA also organizes, sponsors, and coordinates an annual fashion show which presents the apparel design students' work. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics Club

    Food, nutrition, and dietetics students are encouraged to become members of the Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics Club at Illinois State. The monthly meetings provide information about job opportunities available in the field and the opportunity to hear from dietetics professionals.

    Members gain experience through catering events, including planning the menu, food purchasing and preparation, and organizing the food and service at the event. Community service projects also provide students with volunteer experiences helping others and opportunities to network and develop friendships with fellow students. Follow the FND Club on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest details.

  • Child Life Club

    This club is for students interested in pursuing a career in Child Life or a profession that connects with children in medical settings.

    Our organization provides educational and volunteer opportunities, leadership experiences, and fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students. Members have the opportunity to participate in hands-on Child Life activities and to learn more about various pediatric illnesses and medical procedures.

    Child Life Club members also gain practical experience through fun and creative activities, fundraising for local programs, and community outreach.

    For more information, visit our website or send us an email.

  • Illinois State University Council on Family Relations (ISU-CFR)

    This is an Academic and Professional Development organization for students interested in involvement opportunities beyond the classroom in the fields of Family Life Education, Human Development/Family Science, FCS Ed, Counseling/Human Services, Scholarly Research and Applied Family Studies.

    An affiliate of NCFR (National Council on Family Relationships), the focus of this group is to provide opportunities for students and professionals to demonstrate involvement beyond academics in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences. Follow the ISU-CFR on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest details.

  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

    Student membership in IIDA is an investment in your career. Student members receive the latest information about the interior design profession and the association. Member benefits include receiving literature throughout the year on events that pertain to interior design. Students may also participate in student and professional events at chapter meetings.

    Members develop and improve their design presentation skills by competing in interior design award programs. Speakers from all areas of the profession are invited throughout the year to the student chapter meetings. These connections help students build their future careers. Follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date with the latest details.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Mentor Club

    Family and Consumer Science Education students are encouraged to become members of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Mentor Club.

    Through meetings and events, members bond with peer colleagues, network with faculty in the department, participate in service projects in the local community, participate in local excursions, attend professional development activities, and are given opportunities to volunteer. Follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date with the latest details.

  • Illinois State Fashion Show

    Each year Illinois State University students organize, plan, and execute a fully student-run fashion show which attracts hundreds of attendees from all over the state. The Illinois State Fashion Show is a registered student organization open to all ISU students interested in participating. The fashion show allows students to bring their creative visions to life with opportunities to design, model, and market the event within the campus community and beyond.

    Follow the Illinois State Fashion Show on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest details on the next Annual Fashion Show.