Volunteering and Community Service Events
  • Family, Career, and Community Leaders of American (FCCLA) - This is a Family and Consumer Sciences organization at the high school level.  When their students visit EIU to compete and present projects, SAFCS members have been judges and provided feedback. 
  • Adopt-A-Family - With HOPE of East Central Illinois's Christmas program, SAFCS shops for, wraps, and delivers holiday gifts to a family in need.  KONu has partnered with SAFCS during this event.  (See "FCS Organizations" for more information about KONu.)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser - SAFCS and KONu raised money for Relay-for-Life and raised awareness of breast cancer.  Donators received pink ribbons safety-pinned in the classic loop.
  • Relay-for-Life - SAFCS has raised money for this event at EIU, including a bake sale on top of individual donations.
Recruitment Events
  • Pantherpalooza - This is the EIU fair for student organizations.  Our members have been part of this event to let students know about SAFCS and recruit new members.
  • The Volunteer Fair - This is another fair for student organizations (and community programs) to let students know about SAFCS and the volunteer activities we have done and plan to do.
Student Education and Meetings
  • Each month, SAFCS holds meetings to discuss upcoming events, promote member involvement, complete activities, and hear guest speakers.  
  • Some meetings are purely social to get to know members, while others are more interactive with activities and guest speakers.  Guest speakers have varied from on-campus faculty and staff to representatives of community organizations and businesses. 
  • SAFCS has held socials just for members, including movie nights.
  • To see information on the next meetings and activities, view the SAFCS calendar.
State Conference
  • Each spring, SAFCS members have the opportunity to attend the Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ILAFCS) Conference. 
Student Leadership
  • SAFCS members have the opportunity to become leaders in the organization as student officers.