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Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society

The Department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah sponsors the Omicron Alpha Delta Chapter of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society. Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) is an national honor society for Family and Consumer Sciences and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Kappa Omicron Nu was established in 1990 by the consolidation of Kappa Omicron Phi and Omicron Nu, founded in 1922 and 1912. Both organizations were promoting scholarship, research and leadership, and the current mission of "empowered leaders through scholarship, research, and leadership” continues those traditions. Thus, the national organization and chapters prepare scholars and researchers as leaders for the 21st century.

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 and potential as a professional. Employers recognize Kappa Omicron Nu membership as a mark of excellence and will look to you for leadership.

Members of this chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu will have the opportunity to participate in chapter activities, serve as officers or on committees, and help sponsor educational lectures and programs. When graduating, members will be able to wear the Kappa Omicron Nu honor cords and be recognized in the convocation program.

Top 10 Benefits of Membership (as stated on the Kappa Omicron Nu web site)

  • Scholarships, fellowships, and grants (click here for KON scholarship information)
  • A National network of colleagues
  • Participation in a learning community to broaden horizons
  • Preference for Federal jobs
  • Subscription to Dialogue, a substantiative newsletter
  • Subscription to FORUM, a refereed scholarly journal
  • Leadership knowledge, training, and skills
  • Local and national leadership opportunities
  • Personal & professional development opportunities
  • Publication opportunities

Membership Eligibility Requirements


  • Have officially declared a major in the FCS Department
  • Have completed a minimum of 45 semester hours
  • Rank in the top 25% of your class

Graduate Students

  • Have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours
  • Be a student in the Human Development and Social Policy Master’s Program
  • Have a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA


A national initiation fee of $69 activates membership and maintains the active undergraduate membership until one year following graduation. Graduate memberships are for one full academic year following the initiation. Members then have the choice of keeping membership active on a yearly basis by paying an annual fee for national and chapter membership. Chapter active membership helps the chapter offer benefits to campus members. Chapter dues are $20.

Questions regarding the Omicron Alpha Delta Chapter of KON can be directed to:

Danielle Willardsen at:

More information can be found at

Last Updated: 3/25/21