AUPHA RESOURCE CENTER
Information for Prospective Chapters
Graduate or undergraduate academic programs that are Full, Associate Candidate, or Associate members, in good standing, of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) are eligible to establish a chapter.
Membership in Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is open to individuals who meet the national and local standards of this organization and are accepted and initiated into membership of a collegiate chapter. Membership is open to students, faculty, healthcare executives and administrators, and to those contributing to the healthcare administration profession.
Minimum Standards for Students
Undergraduate members must have a GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale in 18 hours of work after officially declaring a healthcare administration major at an AUPHA Member Program. Graduate members must have a GPA of 3.5 based on at least 18 hours of graduate work at an AUPHA Member Program.
Annual Chapter dues are $100 per academic program. Where a university or college has graduate, undergraduate, and doctoral programs, an application for each program must be submitted and a chapter fee paid for each program.
Individual Chapters are autonomous and can plan activities and functions based on the members’ interests and individual program needs.
What is not up to the chapter is the MINIMUM GPA that is required for membership. Most chapters use graduating GPA; however, one could also use the GPA associated with the last 18 hours of healthcare management coursework.
To apply for chapter status, download the UPD Chapter Application and fax it to the fax number below. To apply for chapter status online, click HERE.