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AAFCS Membership

Since 1909, the American Home Economics Association, now the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) has been the only national professional organization serving all those within the field. As a member of AAFCS, you automatically become a member of the South Carolina affiliate (SCAFCS), a powerful network of local members. South Carolina members meet together for board meetings and an annual state conference.

Membership Benefits

The benefits of AAFCS membership include:

  • membership in AAFCS, the South Carolina affiliate, and a professional section and division;
  • networking with other Family and Consumer Sciences professionals;
  • a subscription to The Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences;
  • professional development opportunities;
  • representation in state and national governments;
  • recognition through awards, fellowships, and grants;
  • opportunities for leadership development;
  • professional certification;
  • publishing opportunities;
  • public policy issues updates;
  • AAFCS job bank;
  • consumer services and discounts; and
  • much more.

Our By-Laws (Ratified 2010)

Membership Applications

Professionals and students can complete the interactive online or printable form of the AAFCS Membership Applications here.

FCS Educational Opportunities in South Carolina

South Carolina has four institutions of higher education which offer Family and Consumer Sciences programs, as well as providing FCS student chapters. The four South Carolina universities are:

  • Bob Jones University has a Family and Consumer Sciences undergraduate program and Nutrition program located in the School of Arts and Sciences and offers undergraduate degrees in Apparel, Textiles and Design and Interior Design from the School of Fine Arts.
  • Clemson University offers Early Childhood Education; Food, Nutrition, and Culinary Sciences; Food Science; Food Technology; Health Science, and Youth Development Leadership.
  • At South Carolina State University, the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers Family and Consumer Sciences Business in Child Development, Fashion Merchandising, and multidisciplinary. Family Consumer Sciences Education and Nutrition and Food Management are also offered.
  • Winthrop University has a Department of Human Nutrition in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students can earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Human Nutrition.
  • Winthrop University also offers a B.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences through the College of Education.

President: Dr. Carol Weatherford

Together . . . we can make a difference in South Carolina!