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The Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U), Iota Chapter is a student honor society open to students in all majors in the School of Human Environmental Sciences (HES). It seeks to develop the leadership qualities and the professionalism that are essential post-graduation. The organization accomplishes this by completing projects in the community that are related to issues addressed in disciplines in the School of HES.

Phi U offers a foundation for lifelong learning, leadership building, and ethical and scholastic excellence. Active members have the opportunity to apply for national scholarships and connect with members throughout the country at the biennial national Conclave. The Iota Chapter is part of the national honor society, which allows members to join a chapter almost anywhere they find themselves in life. Connections may be maintained after graduation through participation in the Iota Alumni Chapter. The national website is: www.phiu.org.

Prospective undergraduate students must have a 3.0 GPA with at least 36 total credit hours—12 of which must be from UK and 6 must be HES specific classes. Graduate student membership criteria includes 3.2 GPA with a minimum of 12 graduate hours at UK. The organization also seeks students with a strong sense of community service and great potential for leadership. All qualifying students are emailed when they are eligible to join Phi U, however prospective students are welcome to ask questions at any time.

Students interested in joining can contact Louise Gladstone, Phi U Advisor, at lgladstn@uky.edu or any of the officers for more information. The current officers are as follows:

Michaela Mineer, President

Gretchen Trumbo, Vice-President

Felicia Mings, Secretary

Ana Cervera, Treasurer 

Rachel Rose, Historian / Publicity

Caitlyn Brown, Parliamentarian

Brynnan Jacobs: Librarian

 

Current Iota Chapter members and new initiates with Mrs. Melissa Martin, Executive Director of Phi Upsilon Omicron, and Dr. Ann Vail, Director, School of Human Environmental Sciences. From left to right: (front row) Azia Rouse and Brynnan Jacobs (back row

2015-16 Iota Chapter members and new initiates with Mrs. Melissa Martin, Executive Director of Phi Upsilon Omicron, and Dr. Ann Vail, Director, School of Human Environmental Sciences. From left to right: (front row) Azia Rouse and Brynnan Jacobs (back row) Caitlyn Brown, Mandi Broderick, Denise Schaeffer, Mrs. Melissa Martin, Katie Wells, Gretchen Trumbo, Rachel Rose, Logan Douglas and Dr. Ann Vail.


Iota Chapter, Phi Upsilon Omicron welcomes new initiates (from left to right) Azia Rouse, Katie Wells and Gretchen Trumbo in March 2016.


Author: Cara Croley
Contact: Cara Croley, cara.croley@uky.edu
Terms: HES