SoHE Student Organizations

The following student organizations are affiliated with the School of Human Ecology (SoHE). SoHE student orgs. are required to register with both the Center for Leadership and Involvement and SoHE Student Academic Affairs & Career Development Office each year. In order to register with SoHE, student organizations must have:

  • A mission closely aligned with human ecology and one (or more) of our six majors
  • Membership comprised of 75% or more enrolled SoHE students; and
  • A faculty or staff advisor employed by SoHE

To learn more about a SoHE student org., visit the organization’s web site via the direct links below:

American Society of Interior Design (ASID) – Student Chapter

The UW-Madison student chapter of ASID promotes the value of interior design while providing knowledge and experiences that build relationships and careers in the field. Members gain knowledge outside of the classroom, meet practitioners, participate in service projects, and learn the ins and outs of the professional field.

Apparel and Textile Association (ATA)

ATA seeks to use the design skills obtained in the classroom out in the community. This student organization welcomes any students interested in pursuing a career in the textile and fashion design industry.

Community & Nonprofit Leaders UW (CNLUW)

CNLUW fosters a supportive community for CNPL students by providing professional development, supplemental education, community building, and student representation through advocacy on behalf of the CNPL community, for the benefit of present and future students.

Financial Occupations Club for University Students (FOCUS)

FOCUS provides career development for its members, improves financial literacy on campus, offers counseling and intervention to fellow students and the surrounding community, and promotes the financial planning process.

Student Retail Association (SRA)

Student Retail Association is a professional organization which provides students with an in-depth view of exciting careers in the retail industry. Retail professionals are invited to campus to share their insights and expertise via informal presentations and special topic seminars. An important network of professional contacts is available through both members and speakers. SRA also sponsors site visits to local and regional retail companies and attends professional conferences.

Students for Families and Children (SFC)

Students for Families and Children serves as a resource for undergraduate students who wish to become more involved in the community through volunteer opportunities. Activities focus on meeting the needs of families and children in the Madison area and beyond. Additionally, SFC provides students with a link to other undergraduate students, professors, graduate students, alumni, and other individuals in related fields.

Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U)

Phi U is a national honorary professional organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence, promotes the development of leadership and scholarship, and provides opportunities for service to the community. Human Ecology students who meet the membership requirements are invited to apply.

Association of Fundraising Professionals – UW Madison Chapter (AFP)

AFP introduces students to all aspects of nonprofit organizations while encouraging them to explore nonprofit careers, volunteerism and philanthropy. As a forming AFP Collegiate Chapter of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the purpose shall also be to promote the profession of fundraising and to further the purposes of the Chapter through nonprofit activities including, but not limited to, education, training, meetings, workshops, publications and other relevant activities.

Student Organization Registration

For more information about registering as a SoHE student organization, read our SoHE Student Organization Registration Policy here: SoHE Student Organization Registration Policy