Club & Organizations
The Department offers so many opportunities to get involved:
Dora B. Hodges Chapter of the Association for Childhood Education International
The Dora Hodges Chapter of the Association for Childhood Education International is open to all Human Services and Consumer Sciences majors and minors with a focus in Child Development and students who have an interest in the development and well being of children. The Dora Hodges Chapter of ACEI is an affiliate of the global Association for Childhood Education International organization. Members of this student organization participate in workshops, conferences and other events that benefit and expand knowledge about the education and development of children on the local, state, regional and national levels. For more information, interested students should call the Department Office at 713-313-7230 or see one of the Child Development professors.
Oddis Turner Dietetics Club
Named for the late Oddis C. Turner, Registered Dietitian and a former Chair of the Department of Human Services and Consumer Sciences, the Oddis Turner Dietetics Club is open to students who are pursuing degrees in dietetics and food and nutrition. The purpose of the club is to provide opportunities for dietetic and food and nutrition majors to further expand their knowledge of the dietetics/nutrition profession. A secondary purpose of the club is to provide a venue for dietetics and food and nutrition majors to explore careers and functions of the dietitian through community service and mentoring experiences. Additional information about membership and activities may be obtained by calling or visiting one of the Dietetic or Food and Nutrition professors.
Family and Consumer Sciences Club
The Family and Consumer Sciences Club is open to all Human Services and Consumer Sciences students. The club is designed to provide an outlet for students from all disciplines in Human Services and Consumer Sciences at Texas Southern University to come together as a group to share their experiences and engage in comprehensive volunteer, educational and social activities which serve to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families. For further information, contact the Department Office at 713-313-7230.
HSCS Student Council
The HSCS Student Council is composed of student representatives in the various disciplines that make up the Department of Human Services and Consumer Sciences. The Council acts as an advisory group to the faculty and Chair of the Department of Human Services and Consumer Sciences. Members of the Council are selected for representation to the Council based on their involvement in departmental activities, service to the community, GPA, professional ethics and willingness to work toward improving the Department of Human Services and Consumer Sciences for the greater good.
Outreach & Community Involvements
TSU Alabama Gardens
Vegetables from this Third Ward Community Garden are planted, weeded and harvested by Food and Nutrition and Dietetic students and shared with community residents.
A newly shared venture on the campus of Texas Southern University, Food and Nutrition and Dietetic students plant and harvest vegetables that they use in food demonstration projects; others are shared with elderly residents in the community.
Project Row House
Celebrating the spirit of giving and sharing to children in the Third Ward community, Human Services and Consumer Sciences’ students provide tutoring and holiday celebrations for children of single mothers housed in Project Row House.
Child Development and Family and Consumer Sciences students participate annually in Lemonade Day, a nationally recognized day that is devoted to helping children learn entrepreneurial skills through the sale of lemonade.
Children's Book Fair
During this annual event sponsored by Child and Family Development students, children and their families are feted with storytime, poems, recommended children’s books and other events that focus on oral and written literacy.