Honor Society


The mission of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to recognize, reward, and encourage academic excellence in the study of healthcare management and policy.


  • To encourage interest in academic preparation for careers in healthcare management and policy
  • To promote activity that will elevate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of women and men preparing for careers in healthcare management, policy, and leadership
  • To provide financial assistance through scholarships to outstanding students pursuing academic degrees that prepare individuals for careers in healthcare management, policy, and leadership
  • To recognize, by means of granting honorary memberships, individuals who have made outstanding contribution to the profession

Upsilon Phi Delta Requirements

UPD Membership

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 cumulative 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 cumulative GPA of 3.5 based on at least 18 hours of graduate work at an AUPHA Member Program.

Get Involved in Upsilon Phi Delta
If you are a student interested in induction to the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society and your program currently supports a chapter (see the list below), contact your Program Director for more information. 
If your program does not currently support an Upsilon Phi Delta Chapter, contact Chris Sanyer at csanyer@aupha.org for more information on how to start a chapter at your program.

Current UPD Chapters

Alma College
Appalachian State University
Armstrong State University
Army-Baylor University
AT Still University
Auburn University
Barry University
Boston University School of Public Health
California State University - Chico
California State University - Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Northridge, graduate
California State University, Northridge, undergraduate
Clayton State University
College of Saint Elizabeth
Cornell University/Sloan Program in Health Administration
Dillard University
East Carolina University
Eastern Washington University
George Mason University, graduate
George Mason University, undergraduate
George Washington University
Georgetown University, graduate
Georgetown University, undergraduate
Georgia State University
Governors State University
Governors State University
Grand Valley State University
Hofstra University
Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola University
Mary Baldwin College
Marymount University
Medical University of South Carolina
Methodist University
Metropolitan State University of Denver
New York University, undergraduate
Norfolk State University
Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University
Pacific University
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg
Portland State University
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Rush University
Saint Leo University
Saint Louis University, graduate
Saint Louis University, undergraduate
Seton Hall University
Simmons College
Stevenson University
Stonehill College
Tennessee State University
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Texas State University, graduate
Texas State University, undergraduate
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman's University Houston
Towson University
Trinity University
Tulane University
University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduate
University of Alabama at Birmingham, undergradute
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Baltimore
University of California - Los Angeles
University of Central Florida, graduate
University of Central Florida, undergraduate
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Florida
University of Houston - Clear Lake
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland University College
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Michigan - Flint
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Executive MHA
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Missouri
University of Mount Olive
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Florida, graduate
University of North Florida, undergraduate
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
University of Phoenix, graduate
University of Phoenix, undergraduate
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puerto Rico - Medical Science Campus
University of Scranton, graduate
University of Scranton, undergraduate
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Southern Indiana
University of St. Francis
University of Texas at Arlington
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Washington Seattle
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Virginia Commonwealth University
Walden University, graduate
Walden University, doctoral
Walden University, undergraduate
Weber State University, graduate
Weber State University, undergraduate
Winthrop University
Xavier University


For inquiries related to the UPD Honor Society, contact Chris Sanyer via email, phone (202) 763-7283 x 122, for mail to: 

1730 M Street, NW
Suite 407
Washington,DC 20036

Attn: Chris Sanyer

Charter UPD Chapters

Charter chapters are those chapters that originated the earliest drafts of the bylaws and agreed to the creation of a national honorary society.  The Charter members were established on September 1, 1999.  They are:

The University of Arkansas
Georgetown University
University of Florida
University of Houston-Clear Lake
University of Minnesota
University of New Hampshire
University of North Florida
University of South Carolina
University of Washington
Washington University

Organizing Chapters

Organizing chapters are those chapters that were founded prior to the finalizing of the Society's Constitution and who assisted in the development of the national organization.  They are:

University of Baltimore
University of Memphis
University of Scranton
Seton Hall University
Towson University