HDFS Student Clubs

The Utah State University Student Association is an organization made by the students, for the students, because of students. Every student at USU is a member of the association and can actively participate in all activities, committees, clubs, events, and initiatives.

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Family Finance
The purpose of the Family Finance Club is to provide majors and other interested students opportunities for leadership, service, and social interaction. The club usually has two activities as well as opening and closing socials.
Alena Johnson  |  Phone 435-797-1562  |  Email alena.johnson@usu.edu
Marriage and Family Therapy Student Association (MFTSA)
The MFTSA is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in promoting and learning about marriage and family therapy. Activities include learning more about the field of MFT, learning about graduate programs and the application processes, promoting the USU Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, and raising awareness about marriage and family therapy at USU and in the community.
Dave Robinson  |  Email usumftsa@usu.edu
Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society
To recognize and reward academic excellence and leadership through service. This organization is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and identifies individuals with proven or potential professional and community service. This organization gives opportunities to build professional leadership, supplies a structure for building competence skills in management and leadership, provides networking with established professionals, and allows for mentoring by alumni.

The Gerontology Club is run by the Student Gerontology Association (SGA). The SGA is a student service and professional development organization, run by all the students who are currently enrolled in the Gerontology Certificate Program.  Dr. Yin Liu serves as the faculty advisor for SGA. 

The SGA serves two general purposes. First, it helps the professional development in jobs in aging where club members get to choose an activity once a semester on things they would like to learn about or get trained on. Second, it helps with volunteer hours required by the Gerontology Certificate Program. Each member needs to complete 10 hours of club-related activity with the SGA. One should plan on completing at least 5 hours of club-related activity over 2 semesters. However members can certainly participate in more than that! The goal is one service project a month. If one is a distance student or is otherwise not able to participate in club activities, she/he is required to complete 10 hours of community service in the area of gerontology in her/his community, and submit her/his hours of activity to the current SGA president.

Yin Liu  |  Phone 435-797-4149  |  Email yin.liu@usu.edu

The HDFS Club promotes educational and professional development among students through monthly activities that provide opportunities to learn outside of the classroom, connect with professionals, and engage in service activities in the community.

Meetings are held once a month and students contribute to organizing club events. The monthly meetings and activities focus on:

  • Service and provide opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom or apply what they have learned in the HDFS courses (e.g., book drive, Valentine’s Day at Assisted Living Center)
  • Professional development opportunities to prepare for future careers (e.g., panel on careers in HDFS, Diversity Panel)
  • Networking (e.g., meeting other students and faculty in HDFS, working with community agencies)
Aryn Dotterer  |    Email hdfssa.usu@gmail.com