Kappa Omnicron Nu

KONKappa Omicron Nu is the leading honor society for students in the human sciences. It was established on February 21, 1990 by the consolidation of Kappa Omicron Phi and Omicron Nu. Chapter members are undergraduate and graduate students who major in Family and Consumer Sciences and meet the high standards of scholarship.

The mission of Kappa Omicron Nu is to empower leaders through scholarship, research, and leadership. This mission will enable the organization and chapters to prepare scholars and researchers for the 21st century.

Kappa Omicron Nu provides not only recognition and honor but also lifelong opportunities for networking, personal growth, and professional growth through education and service. Membership identifies you throughout your life as one who has a distinguished academic record and potential as a professional. Employers recognize the Kappa Omicron Nu key as a mark of excellence and will look to you for leadership.

As a member you can participate in local and national activities to enhance your leadership and management skills. Chapter activities are designed to integrate co-curricular and academic goals through collaboration with faculty and campus/community organizations.

Kappa Omicron Nu provides on-line information and education to enhance your career planning and professional development. By accepting an invitation to membership you will be joining an association of peers, and through local, national, and on-line activities Kappa Omicron Nu can serve your unique needs throughout life.

National website Link: http://www.kon.org/

Membership in Kappa Omicron Nu is based on scholarship, leadership potential and character.

To be eligible for membership, one must:

  • Be majoring in a FACS program.
  • Have completed 45 semester hours with 9 in FACS.
  • Attended SHSU for at least one semester.
  • Undergraduate students must have an overall GPA of 3.2 with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in FACS.
  • Graduate students must have an overall GPA of 3.5 and the early October meeting is mandatory.
  • All members must pay a fee of $65 per year at the induction ceremony (in early November).

If you have questions please contact the following advisors: Graduate Students – Dr. Valencia Browning-Keen (936) 294-1245, Undergraduate Students – Shelby Brock (936) 294-1249.  Meeting Dates for 2011-2012 shall be the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Haven Lounge.


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