Human Ecology students come to the college with deep interests in community engagement. Below are Human Ecology specific organizations in which students participate to further develop their academic interests and goals and to be good citizens of the college.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people driven by a common love for design and a commitment to the belief that interior design as a service to others is a powerful, multi-faceted profession that can positively change people’s lives. Through education, advocacy, community building and outreach the society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design.

Association for Students of Color (ASC) unites Human Ecology students of color to provide a supportive foundation for their enrollment, retention, graduation and career placement. ASC members work toward these goals by participating in on-campus hosting programs, high school visitations and sponsoring alumni career forums. Members provide volunteer services to the Cornell and Ithaca communities and host annual fall and spring events.

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Cornell Fashion Collective (CFC) was formed to provide students interested in designing apparel an opportunity to express their creativity outside of the classroom by producing a fashion show each spring. Concerned with all aspects of professional presentation, the annual show provides a creative outlet for those interested in graphics, photography and theater production. A majority of CFC fashion designers are part of the Fiber Science & Apparel Design Department, but the organization welcomes full time students from all Cornell majors and schools.

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The Cornell Fashion Industry Network (CFIN) is a student run organization that brings members of the fashion industry to Cornell to discuss their career paths and industry experiences. Students are able to connect with these speakers to gain insight about entering the fashion and apparel world.

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The Human Ecology Ambassadors is a group of Human Ecology students who serve as liaisons between the CHE Office of Admissions (undergraduate) and prospective students and their families. Ambassadors provide the student voice in the admissions process and support recruitment and yield activities for each incoming first-year and transfer class.

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Human Ecology Peer Partnership Program was created to help incoming students of color with the transition to the college and university. Small groups of freshman and transfers, usually about 6-8 students, are partnered with faculty and upper-class students. They meet weekly for discussions, guidance and explorations of the Cornell campus and community.

Office of Admissions, Student, and Career Development | Martha Van Rensselaer Hall | 607-255-2532

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) has a Cornell chapter that consists of a group of students and faculty interested in human factors and ergonomics. The organization, based in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis (D+EA), plans and coordinates events and activities that include invited speakers, practical demonstrations of ergonomic design principles and field trips. The chapter contributes to the CUErgo website and has established an information library in the D+EA Resource Center.

International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) helps students who are interested in the field of facility planning and management explore the profession and stay current with the latest issues in the field. Chapter activities include speaker events, field trips and joint meetings with other professional association chapters. Student members also have access to the IFMA research library, scholarships, educational events and IFMA publications.

Department of Design and Environmental Analysis | 607-255-2144

Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) is the Human Ecology honor society that recognizes academic excellence. As a chapter of the national honor society, KON empowers leaders through scholarship, research and leadership development. Students are inducted once a year in the spring semester. Select sophomores and juniors are nominated based on their GPAs.

Office of Admissions, Student, and Career Development | Martha Van Rensselaer Hall | 607-255-2532

Pre-professional Association Towards Careers in Health (PATCH) provides support, advising and up-to-date information to Human Ecology students pursuing careers in health care. Programs include academic advising; guest speakers on allopathic and alternative medicine; career options; information on medical school admissions, MCAT preparation, research, and internships, and a visit to a local medical school. This student organization is sponsored by Human Ecology.

Office of Admissions, Student, and Career Development | Martha Van Rensselaer Hall | 607-255-2532

Thread Magazine is an independent student publication that focuses on fashion, lifestyle, and art at Cornell. Thread represents a conglomeration of student-made fashion, art, photography, styling, and design and publishes an issue each semester to showcase the interdisciplinary talents of individuals within the Cornell community through compelling visual and written storytelling.

Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design