Phi Upsilon Omicron

About Phi U - Member Information

Active Status Confirmation (ASC) Forms
ASC forms are due October 15. They can either be mailed or sent on-line.

Prior to Conclave, each collegiate chapter advisor, president and alumni president is mailed a packet of Conclave information, including the registration form. Please distribute this information as soon as possible.

Fifty Year Members
All 50-Year members who are on the computer membership listing (initiated either 1963 or 1964 for Conclave 2014) will be sent a Conclave informational packet with a special invitation to attend and to be honored. If any of your 50-Year Members do not receive a special invitation, please notify the National Office.

Founders' Day
February 10, 1909, is a very important date for Phi Upsilon Omicron. Chapters (both collegiate and alumni) should consider a special activity/function to commemorate Founders' Day. This is an excellent time for the collegiate and alumni to plan and co-sponsor an activity. Start planning now!

Each collegiate chapter needs two copies of the Handbook (one for the advisor and one for the president) and one copy for the alumni President. Copies of the Handbook can be downloaded from the login section.

Honor Cords
Each set consists of two cords made up of the smaller colored (white, yellow, purple) strands entwined. The two cords are knotted together in the middle. This knot goes at the back of the neck, with the tasseled ends coming around the neck and hanging down the front. They are VERY ATTRACTIVE! The honor cords are ordered from the national office. The supply order form can be found in the login section with current prices. Honor Cord orders must be received by November 15 for December graduations and April 15 for May graduations.

Honor stoles are also ordered from the national office. The supply order form can be found in the login section with current prices. They are a purple satin with the emblem embroidered in yellow. Honor stole orders must be received by October 15 for December graduates and March 15 for May graduates.

Local Honorary Members
If you have not initiated a Local Honorary Member recently, you should consider it. The person must meet membership guidelines and should be someone who has the potential for supporting and encouraging the collegiate chapter. Other information is in the Handbook.

The purposes of Phi Upsilon Omicron are to:

  1. Recognize and promote academic excellence;
  2. Enhance qualities of leadership by providing opportunities for service; and
  3. Encourage lifelong learning and commitment to advance family and consumer sciences and related areas.

Mission Statement
Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honor society in the integrated field of family and consumer sciences, offers an environment empowering lifelong learning, leadership building, and ethical and scholastic excellence.

National Initiation Fees
Phi U national initiation fees are $60.

Niche Statement
"Phi Upsilon Omicron is a collegiate-focused honor society nurturing leaders to continue the legacy of family and consumer sciences."

A Legacy of Empowerment

Don't forget the following deadline postmark dates:

  1. CCHS Undergraduate Student Papers May 1
  2. Professional Project April 1
  3. Collegiate Region Representative Nomination March (of even years) (To Region Councilor)
  4. CCHS Undergraduate Student Research Posters - May 1

Scholarship/Fellowship/Award (S/F/A)
Applications must be postmarked by February 1.

Supply Orders
Supply orders need to be ordered several weeks prior to your chapters initiation. The order form can be found in the login section.

68583-0700 - Zip Code Listings Available
The Executive Director, Melissa Martin, can now provide zip code listings of members in your area. This might be useful in "rekindling" Phi U connections. Contact Melissa at(270)904-1340 or

Best Wishes for a Successful Year!

Melissa Martin, Executive Director
Phi Upsilon Omicron

Last updated         6/29/2015

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