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Tau Upsilon Alpha

Welcome to the Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society chapter at Ashford University! The mission of Tau Upsilon Alpha is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.

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Inductees
Background
Meaning
Membership Criteria
Member Privileges
Contact Information

Excellence in Service to Humanity

Inductees

View the names of inductees below:

Background

The idea for a National Human Services Honor Society originated from discussions held during the NOHS Conference in East Brunswick, New Jersey. In November 2006, the NOHS Board of Directors approved the establishment of a National Honor Society. In order to launch the Society, volunteers formed a Development Committee to craft bylaws and other procedures. The team mirrored the breadth and diversity of human services because it included students, faculty, administrators, and practitioners, with representation from all NOHS regions. The breadth and diversity of the team resulted in a comprehensive effort. Members focused on the creation of an honor society that would support its mission - to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.

Tau Upsilon Alpha (n.d.) Retrieved June 22, 2017 from http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/about-us-tua

Meaning

The emblem symbolizes the efforts of Human Services Professionals in their work to empower people through education and service.

The circle surrounding the figures in the center of the emblem indicates the focus that Human Service professionals place on attending to the needs of the whole person and the communities in which that person interacts. The figures within the circle, in varying sizes and colors, indicate the work done with diverse populations.

The dominant colors are Royal Blue (intelligence, stability, and unity), White (purity of thought and goodness), and Gold (wisdom).

The three Greek letters are an expression of the ideals of Human Services. Tau meaning life, Upsilon meaning foundation for everything that comes, and Alpha meaning first.

Together, these symbols indicate our desire for excellence in our profession of Human Services.

Tau Upsilon Alpha (n.d.) Retrieved June 22, 2017 from http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/about-us-tua

Membership Criteria

Membership in Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society is by invitation only and open to eligible Ashford University students.

To qualify for membership in Tau Upsilon Alpha, students must meet the following criteria as of January 1 and July 1. Membership drives run from January 1 to April 1 and July 1 to September 15:

  • Be enrolled in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science (BA Health and Human Services, BA Gerontology, BA Applied Behavioral Science, BA Psychology, MA Psychology).
  • Undergraduate students must have 36 or more credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Graduate students must have 12 or more credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  

Member Privileges

Membership Pin and Certificate

Scholarship Opportunities

Recognition as a member of an academic and professional honor society

Lifetime Membership

Contact Information

For general inquiries: [email protected]        

Micheal Weuste, Program Chair
Tau Upsilon Alpha Advisor
[email protected]