The Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association was founded at Texas A&M University
for students and faculty who exhibit superior scholastic and professional
achievement in the computing science curriculum.
It remains the only National Honor Society for the computing and information
disciplines and is recognized as such by the Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM) and IEEE Computer Society.
In 1997, Upsilon Pi Epsilon was
admitted as a member of the Association of College Honor Societies -
the parent organization for all academic honor societies in North America.
The West Chester University chapter of UPE was chartered in 2017 as the Rho
chapter of the state of Pennsylvania to the Association by the Executive Council
of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
Students are invited to join the West Chester University Chapter of UPE based
on outstanding achievement, high scholarship and character.
Formal invitations to join UPE will usually be sent in Fall of every academic
year. Induction into the society will usually occur in the Spring semester.
Minimum academic requirements
Undergraduate students: 60 or more credits completed with an overall GPA greater
than or equal to 3.5, and 15 or more Computer Science credits completed at
WCU with a Computer Science
GPA greater than or equal to 3.7.
Graduate students: 15 or more Computer Science credits completed at WCU with a
Computer Science GPA greater than or equal to 3.7.
The following courses do not count: CST courses, CSW courses,
CSC 110, CSC 115, CSC 300, CSC 400, CSC 490, CSC 499, CSC 512,
CSC 516, CSC 610.
Our inaugural initiation ceremonies are scheduled for March 2018.
Graduating students may also purchase a UPE stole to be worn with commencement
regalia. Go to the UPE website for UPE memorabilia.
ACM now provides free ACM student memberships to active members of UPE for
one year, which includes subscriptions to Communications of the ACM, ACM's
Digital Library, and more.
The faculty advisor for UPE is Dr. Richard Burns.
Contact him for more information.
You can learn more about the national UPE organization from its website