Student Organizations

There are four 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.

All for Autism

In 2013, we welcomed a new student group to campus - All for Autism. Through monthly meetings and annual events, this group works to increase autism awareness on Purdue's main campus and to support local families raising children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Advisor: Dr. A. J. Schwichtenberg, 496-2780, 

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development.

Co-Advisor: Dr. A. J. Schwichtenberg, 496-2780, 

Human Development and Family Studies Club (HDFSC)

The Human Development and Family Studies Club serves the social, professional development, and service needs of undergraduate students with majors, minors, or interest in the HDFS Department.

Advisor: Dr. Carolyn McCormick, 494-8156, 

Purdue Student Unit of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Indiana Affiliate

This organization 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.

Advisor:  Dr. Carol Werhan,




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