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Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) is the leading honor society for collegiate students in the human sciences. It was established on February 21, 1990 by the consolidation of Kappa Omicron Phi and Omicron Nu. KON chapters are located in colleges and universities that offer strong human sciences programs. To become a member, an individual must meet a minimum level of scholarship excellence.

Mission: The Mission of Kappa Omicron Nu is to promote empowered leaders through excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research in the human sciences.

Vision: Our vision includes lifelong opportunities for professional and personal growth through networking, education and service.

Values: We value strong affiliate networks, continuing advancements in one's profession, and recognition of quality scholarship, leadership, and research.

Human Sciences: KON defines the human sciences professions eligible for membership to include:

  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Athletic Training
  • Food Science & Human Nutrition, Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Health Sciences, Wellness
  • Human and Child Development, Gerontology, Social Work
  • Interior Design and Human Environment
  • Personal and Family Financial Planning
  • Textiles & Apparel, Design, Merchandising Management
  • Educator training in these fields
  • Related Fields

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.

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.

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