Phi Upsilon Omicron

Phi Upsilon Omicron (, a national honor society in the integrated field of Family and Consumer Sciences, offers an environment empowering lifelong learning, leadership building, and ethical and scholarship excellence. It has over 99,000 members. Phi U is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. 

The purposes of Phi Upsilon Omicron are to:

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

Phi Upsilon Omicron was founded in 1910 at the University of Minnesota. There are currently 73 different Phi U chapters in the United States and one international chapter.

Eligibility: The UCA Gamma Beta Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron follows the eligibility criteria of Phi Upsilon Omicron. Membership eligibility is determined differently for undergraduate students, transfer students, graduate students, local honoraries, and national honoraries. All eligibility criteria can be found on the Phi U website at Eligibility – Phi Upsilon Omicron

Dues: Membership dues are $95.00, which provides a lifetime membership in Phi Upsilon Omicron.

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

Service: Phi U members at UCA participate in community service events throughout the academic year.

UCA Advisor: Kimberley Sartain


Members of Phi Upsilon Omicron were invited by Executive Director Melissa Martin to speak at the Association of College Honor Societies conference in Little Rock on February 11th. This conference hosted several national honor societies to discuss ways to assist student members during and after graduation. Our student representatives were Abby Benham, Christian Roofe, and Heather Amaro. We are delighted that they had such an important role in the conference and represented UCA so well.