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    Student organizations include Kappa Omicron Nu, which has won several awards, and SAFCS (Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences), which is the largest student section in the nation. There are opportunities to attend professional conferences such as AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences), ICFR (Illinois Council on Family Relations at National Council on Family Relations), and WIM.

    The WIM conference with participation from FCS university programs from seven Midwestern states is held in Chicago each February and provides leadership opportunities, professional tours, information about internship sites, networking and job opportunities. Graduate students have been recruited in the past to make presentations and judge entries at the Illinois Association of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Region 6 Leadership Conferences.