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:

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 or any of the officers for more information. The current officers are as follows:

President: Katherine Dale

Vice-President: Macy Randle

Secretary: Michaela Mineer

Treasurer: Gretchen Trumbo

Historian / Publicity: Kelsey Barmore

Phi U Fundraiser March 6 2018

Initation & Founders Day 2017

Initation & Founders Day 2017

Phi U Pinterest Party-2/2017

Phi U Pinterest Party-2/2017