College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Northern Iowa Family Services Organization

NIFSO LogoNIFSO is a student run organization on the University of Northern Iowa campus that promotes education about family life and family diversity, and facilitates networking between past, present, and future Family Services majors/minors and professionals.

Family Services is a profession focused on building strong families through education, intervention, prevention, and enrichment programs. Emphasis areas include children and youth, special needs, gerontology, non-profit organizational administration, and counseling.

The Family Services major/minor is offered through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Applied Human Sciences.

Activities include:

  • Regular monthly meetings
  • Volunteering in the community and on campus
  • Sponsoring groups and speakers to campus
  • FUN!

How do I become involved?

Membership is open to students from all majors and provides a great way to become involved in the campus and community. To find out more about the Northern Iowa Family Services Organization, contact faculty adviser Dr. Heather Kennedy at