About the UPD 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.
The goals of the Society are as follows:
- 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
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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.
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, as long as they are in compliance with the Approved Policies and Procedures.
Apply for chapter status by downloading the UPD Chapter Application and fax it to (703) 894-0941 or email to email@example.com.
*Note, UPD Chapter Applications will only be accepted by current AUPHA member programs. If you are a student interested in induction to the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society and are at a current AUPHA member program, please see your Program Director for more information.