Scholarship — Leadership — Research

File Sharing Site Goes Up: Chapter advisers and other chapter leaders please note that the webpages entitled “Chapter Toolbox” and “Required Program” where many key files for advisers have lived are being moved to another file sharing program off of our website. Please look to your inboxes for a link from headquarters to join us for file sharing in another location.

Thank You to Our New Legacy Donors: Much thanks to legacy gift donors Audrey Burkart and Linda Nelson. Their contributions sustain Kappa Omicron Nu and allow us to keep giving scholarships to new KON members. Thank you for your generosity!

Welcome New Board Members: Join us in welcoming new board member Holly Lentz-Schiller and new student board members Jessica Culver, Rachel Mikel Will, and Angelica Sabol. We’re so glad you’re here!

Missouri Baptist


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

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

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

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

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


Kappa Omicron Nu is proud to be a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). The mission of ACHS is to build a cohesive community of national and international honor societies, individually and collaboratively exhibiting excellence in scholarship, service, programs and governance. Only non-profit honor societies may become member of ACHS.


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