School of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Resources


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Student Organizations

Fashion Industries Organization (FIO)

The FIO is the student-run group for the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising program however, students from any major are welcome to join. This active organization plans field trips and fundraising events, hosts guest speakers from industry, dresses windows in Wirtz Hall and produces the annual Kohl's spring fashion show.

NIU Student Council of Family Relations (NIUSCFR)

The NIUSCFR is a student affiliate chapter of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The Illinois Council on Family Relations (ILCFR) is the state-level NCFR organization in Illinois. While students from all majors are welcome to become involved in the organization, the NIUSCFR is affiliated with the School of Family and Consumer Sciences' Human Development and Family Sciences program. Students in NIUSCFR facilitate program-related events focusing on research, family issues and policy concerns. Members also attend the national and state conferences.

NIU Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Program

Want to advance your career teaching infants and young children? Learn how you might qualify for free tuition and fees as you complete your bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences – Child Development emphasis.

Professor Melissa Clucas Walter will take you through the process in this step-by-step video presentation. Contact Magaly Mleczko at with questions or for more information.

National Honor Society

Kappa Omicron Nu

Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) is the national honor society for students who are majoring in the human sciences field. Their mission is to empower leaders to use an integrative approach to enhance others' quality of living through excellence in scholarship, leadership and research.

Contact Us

Family and Consumer Sciences
118 Wirtz Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - noon
1-4:30 p.m.

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