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The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS)

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The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS) is the student member section of the Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, a non-profit professional organization. As a scientific and educational organization, its purpose is to improve the standards and quality of individual, family, and community life through education, research, legislation, cooperative programs and public information.

The four purposes of SAFCS are:

  1. To develop interest, knowledge and skills in Family and Consumer Sciences careers and related occupancies.
  2. To provide opportunities in leadership, responsibility and decision making.
  3. To affiliate and improve local, state and national relations.
  4. To strengthen and become involved with the basic unit of society through individual and group activities.

Want to join?

Becoming a member of SAFCS is easy as 1..2..3! Follow these three simple steps and become more than just a member!

  1. Complete the application and liability release forms.
  2. Write a check to EIU for the amount of $65.00 ($50 will go to AAFCS and IAFCS for National and State Dues, $15 will go to SAFCS for your local dues).
  3. Turn in both the application form and the check.

Want to know more?

Contact Dr. Lisa Brooks at 217-581-6958 or email


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Family and Consumer Sciences

1030 Klehm Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6076
Fax: (217) 581-6090

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