Family Sciences Undergraduate Council (FSUC)


The Family Sciences Undergraduate Council is a student organization at UConn for any students majoring, minoring or interested in the HDFS field of study at the Storrs or any regional campus. Our goal as an organization is to create a sense of community within the field of HDFS by providing students with opportunities to attend events related to their major, network with fellow students and learn more about their major as a whole. 


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FSUC Officers – Meet our 2021-2022 e-Board!

Bella Otoka: President

My name is Bella Otoka and I am the President for the Family Sciences Undergraduate Council. I am a senior Human Development & Family Sciences student with a Psychological Sciences minor. I intend to go in to graduate school and work with children in mental health services after my time as an undergrad at UConn. When I’m not studying or with the FSUC, I am working on campus at the UC Cafes as a student supervisor. My interests include almost anything creative such as painting and theater. I love to read mystery novels, and listen to music- or doing both at the beach. I’m so grateful to be a part of the FSUC and have the opportunity to inspire fellow students to get involved in the club and the HDFS program.

Sascha Siegel: Vice President

My name is Sascha Siegel and I am the Vice President of the Family Sciences Undergraduate Council. I am a junior HDFS major with a minor in Sociology. After completing my undergraduate degree I plan to attend graduate school and become a children's therapist. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and going to the beach! I'm extremely thankful to be a part of FSUC, and it has given me connections and friends that I would not have had. I look forward to meeting new members in the club and continuing to grow with each other!

Katie Ruscoe: Secretary

My name is Katie Ruscoe and I am the Secretary of the Family Sciences Undergraduate Council. I am a senior at UConn Stamford and I am majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences. In the future I plan to go to graduate school to obtain a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and I hope to one day become a therapist! Outside of school I love to do yoga, hike, listen to music and spend time with my friends and family. I’m so excited to be a part of the FSUC and I’m so grateful it’s allowed me to become more involved at UConn!

Kate Henneberry: Treasurer

My name is Kate Henneberry and I am the treasurer of the Family Sciences Undergraduate Council. I am a senior majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences, and I am minoring in Psychological Sciences. In the future, I want to continue my education in graduate school, and eventually become a therapist or school counselor. In my free time, I love to listen to music, sing, and create music. I also love to ski, watch new shows, visit new places, and spend time with friends and family. I am grateful to have found FSUC, as it has helped me learn more about my major and career options, as well as establish new connections with other members I might not have otherwise met! I am looking forward to being a part of the e-board and making even more connections!

Dr. Ryan Watson: Faculty Advisor

Ryan J. Watson

My name is Dr. Watson and I am thrilled to be the faculty advisor of the FSUC! We are a collection of very motivated FSUC undergraduate students, whether it be on the Storrs campus or for students who want to be involved from any of UConn's regional campuses! I am so impressed with the enthusiasm and creativity of the FSUC members - especially the e-Board, who inspire their fellow classmates to be better students and citizens. Please consider joining the organization and reach out to us with any questions and needs you have as a UConn student!


The Mission of the FSUC

• Be the voice of the undergraduate student body;
• provide a resource to the undergraduate students;
• organize and fund student directed and centered activities;
• create and stimulate interest in Human Development & Family Sciences among the undergraduate students;
• build "major pride" among the students of the Department of Human Development & Family Sciences;
• promote awareness of the diversity and strength within the Department of Human Development & Family Sciences as well as a stronger sense of community within the University;
• promote the Department of Human Development & Family Sciences throughout the larger communities outside of the University;
• lobby for the Department of Human Development & Family Sciences and when necessary to represent the Department.
• undergraduates in any forum, both on or off campus.



Our activities and past events


    • Confused About Courses?:  Class Picking Night
    • Fundraisers
    • Graduate Panel Discussion
    • Spring Career/Internship Night
    • & more on the way!

FSUC Constitution

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