We have many student organizations and volunteer opportunities to help you network and connect with your peers and professionals.
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.
This group works with the Fashion Design and Merchandising Association to educate and help customers fix their clothing. Students set up “shop” in various places around campus and the community (in food truck style!) to mend and sew clothing items in need of basic repair for free.
The service is available to anyone in need. Customers can bring an item with a rip, missing button, or other basic repair and our skilled fashion students make it new again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh FAVs is a collaboration between the dietetic interns in Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Campus Dining.
The program aims to increase the availability and consumption of fresh produce on campus. Produce is purchased in bulk from Gordon Foods at a great price. Priced much lower than the grocery store, Fresh FAVs is extremely cost effective for faculty, staff, and students.
Family and Consumer Science Education students are encouraged to become members of the Illinois State University Student Chapter of the Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education Association.
FCSTEA is a registered student organization dedicated to FCS teacher education students at Illinois State University. Through meetings and events, FCSTEA 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 opportunities to volunteer.