There are three student organizations for students in the department. Each organization sponsors a range of presentations by community-based professionals, workshops, and activities focused on important issues related to children, youth, and families.
Purdue Association for the Care of Children's Health (PACCH)
PACCH provides students interested in working with children in medical settings an opportunity to learn about professional roles as well as being involved in planning and implementing child health awareness activities. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the care of children's health.
Advisor: Natasha Watkins
Purdue Chapter of College Mentors for Kids (CMfK)
College Mentors for Kids, Purdue Chapter, is an innovative mentoring program designed to provide young children with opportunities for successful and viable futures. College Mentors for Kids cultivates ongoing mentoring relationships between college and elementary-aged students through shared learning experiences on the campus and in the community, in order to increase the percentage of children who become responsible and productive adults. (College Mentors for Kids link)
Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Unit at Purdue
Promotes the mission of the profession of family and consumer sciences.
Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Professional/Graduate Section
INAFCS-P/GS is an affiliate section of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. AAFCS is a scientific and educational association of professionals which functions on local, state, national, and international levels. It promotes the mission of the profession of family and consumer sciences which is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families. Membership is open to anyone in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The call out is held early in the fall semester and a professional activity is planned on a monthly basis. Visit the Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences web site.