Student Organizations

TWU's Nutrition & Food Sciences department has several student organizations that provide professional growth opportunities and accomplishment for students - resulting in a more impactful college experience.

Food & Nutrition Network

TWU FNN Facebook Group

Purpose: The TWU FNN is a student-led organization open to students in all Nutrition and Food Sciences programs. The group focuses on:

  • Networking with fellow students, faculty and food and nutrition professionals
  • Providing leadership opportunities and professional development through meetings with guest speakers and membership with professional organizations
  • Performing community service
  • Sponsoring the Pioneer Pace 5K Run/Walk

Dues: $15 per semester ($30 annually)
Location: Denton Campus
Faculty Sponsor: Dolores Kearney, M.P.H., RDN, LD

 

NFS Graduate Club

Purpose: The NFS Graduate Club is an organization for all interested Nutrition and Food Sciences graduate students. Its purpose is to promote nutrition awareness and healthful eating practices to the TWU, Denton and Dallas/Fort Worth communities. The club meets monthly to hear guest speakers, plan service events and network with faculty, researchers, practitioners and experts in industries related to nutrition and dietetics.

Dues: $20 per year
Location: Denton Campus
Faculty Sponsors: Shanil Juma, Ph.D., and Parakat Vijayagopal, Ph.D.

 

Nutrition Graduate Student Association

Purpose: This association meets monthly and provides opportunities for graduate students to:

  • Explore various career paths in nutrition and food sciences
  • Promote healthy eating among university students

Dues: $10 per year
Location: Houston Campus
Faculty Sponsor: Karen Moreland, M.S., RDN, LD

 

Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society - Alpha Alpha Chapter

TWU Phi U Facebook Group

Purpose: This national honor society in family and consumer sciences meets bi-monthly and offers an environment empowering lifelong learning, leadership building, and ethical and scholastic excellence. 

Selection Criteria:

  1. Completion of 36 semester hours
  2. Top 35 percent of the class in general scholarship
  3. Majoring in family and consumer sciences, fashion and textiles or nutrition and food sciences
  4. Exhibits potential for professional and community leadership, spirit of service, personal integrity and professional attitude

Dues: $75 lifetime membership
Location: Denton Campus
Faculty Sponsor: Martha Rew, M.S., RDN, LD