Phi Upsilon Omicron

Phi Upsilon Omicron ( ) is a national honor society in Family and Consumer Sciences. The purposes of Phi Upsilon Omicron are to:

  • Recognize and promote academic excellence
  • Enhance qualities of leadership by providing opportunities for service
  • Encourage lifelong learning and commitment to advance Family and Consumer Sciences and related areas.

Founded in 1910 at the University of Minnesota, there are currently 61 different Phi U chapters in the United States and one international chapter.

UCA Gamma Beta Chapter-Phi Upsilon Omicron

An undergraduate student shall be eligible to be a collegiate member of a chapter if the individual:

  • Has completed a minimum of 40 semester hours, 60 quarter hours, or the equivalent
  • Is majoring in Family and consumer Sciences or one of its specialized areas in an institution where a chapter is established
  • Has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Exhibits the potential for professional and community leadership
  • Demonstrates a spirit of service
  • Exemplifies character through personal integrity and professional attitude


Membership is exclusive; only majors in Family and Consumer Sciences are invited. Requirements include a minimum of 3.5 GPA and completion of at least 40 hours. Members must display integrity and exhibit character exemplifying an honor student.

Membership is a mark of excellence by others in academic and professional work.

Members receive recognition through scholarships, leadership, service, and character.

A transfer student shall become eligible for membership after the completion of one semester or 2 quarters and after meeting eligibility requirements.

Membership is $65.00, which provides a lifetime membership in Phi Upsilon Omicron.

UCA’s Gamma Beta chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron meets monthly. Regular attendance at monthly meetings is required.

Phi U members at UCA participate in several community service programs and charity drives throughout the school year.