Get involved!

There are many types of organizations and groups that students can join and meet other students with similar interests. A student can contact their advisor or the CEHD Office of Student Support Services for more information.

Visit the Office of Student Life to find ways you can get active on campus.

HDFS related student organizations include:

CEHD Ambassadors

Goal: Support the efforts and commitment of the college through recruitment, outreach and service including university open houses, college receptions, college committees and alumni events.

Membership: Must be a declared major in the college and have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to apply. Applicants must possess solid communication skills, be friendly, enthusiastic, dependable and outgoing, and enjoy meeting new people. Contact: Kristine Ritz Coll,, Advisor.

Human Resources Student Chapter

Goal: The Registered Student Organization was established for the purpose of further extending student education through finding networking and potential career opportunities in the growing field of HR.

Membership: Open to full-time matriculated students from any major at the University.  Students should have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.  

Council on Human Services

Goals: The purpose of the Council of Human Services is to provide a support system for Human Services majors, Family and Community Services majors, for graduate students in Applied Family Studies, and for other University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate students desiring a career in human services.
Membership: This group is currently on hiatus. Please contact the HDFS department for updated information.

Kappa Delta Pi*

Goal: To promote excellence in and recognize outstanding contributions to education. Kappa Delta Pi endeavors to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members, to quicken professional growth, and honor achievement in educational work.
Membership: Those elected to membership are teacher education majors (from all teaching fields) who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions. Students are invited who have attained at least second semester sophomore status and a 3.25 or better GPA. The completion of at least 20 hours of community service is required. Contact: Dr. Brad Glass,, Advisor

Kappa Omicron Nu – Alpha Upsilon Chapter

Goal: To promote scholarship, leadership and service in fields within Family and Consumer Sciences (i.e., Fashion and Apparel Studies; Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management; Human Development and Family Studies; Leadership; Nutrition and Dietetics and CEHD).
Membership: Junior/Senior with at least 45 UD credit hours and minimum 3.3 GPA; graduate students with at least 12 UD credit hours and 3.5 GPA. Contact: Dr. Barbara Settles, 831-2934, Advisor or Imani Powell,

Student Association for the Education of Young Children (SAEYC)* and National Assocation for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)*

Goals: To provide professional development experiences for members and provide services to, and advocate for, young children birth through age 8 and their families.
Membership: Students preparing for careers serving young children birth through age 8 and their families in schools, early care and educational settings, hospitals and human services. 

Student Parent Association (SPA)

Goal: To generate and organize support and awareness for student parents at UD.
Membership: Students interested in joining and/or helping with childcare, etc. please contact Dr. Lynn Worden,

* UD Registered Student Organization