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The professional project provides chapters with the opportunity to develop and implement a project that exemplifies the purposes of Phi Upsilon Omicron. Specifically, a well-developed project recognizes and promotes academic excellence and enhances qualities of leadership by allowing chapter members to utilize the skills and knowledge they have gained as Family and Consumer Science majors to serve individuals, families, and/or the community. A true professional project also encourages lifelong learning and commitment to advance FCS by going beyond simply implementing a service project. Instead, it provides members with the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and encourages commitment to the field by allowing them to employ their professional knowledge while serving others.

The National Winner receives a plaque and monetary award of $150 for their Phi U Chapter! Additional cash prizes ranging from $50 – $100 are presented to Second through Fourth Place National Winners. Phi U also recognizes Regional Winners with a Certificate of Merit and $25 cash prize. The 2018-2020 National Theme is OUR LIGHT SHINES BRIGHTER TOGETHER IN SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP.

Professional Program Projects 2018 National Winners

First Place
Beta Zeta
, Texas Christian University: “No Excuses”

Second Place
Epsilon, Montana State University: “Food Insecurity Fair and Food Drive”

Third Place
Nu, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Ecological Well-Being: An Educational Journey Towards Service”

Fourth Place
Tau, University of Wisconsin-Stout: “Leadership Through Service: Spread the Love”

Professional Program Projects 2018 Regional Winners

Region 1
Alpha Sigma
, Ball State University: “Seminars for Strong, Healthy, and Educated Living”

Region 2
Beta Delta
, Western Kentucky University: Leadership Through Serving the Boys and Girls Club”

Region 3
Gamma Gamma, University of Central Oklahoma: “Positive Tomorrows After-School Craft Camp”

Region 4
Delta, University of Wyoming: “Serving Heart to Heart Pregnancy Resource Center”

Undergraduate Research Paper Award & Community Impact Grant DUE May 1, 2019