Dr. Duane Whitbeck
Phone: 620-235-4457 Fax: 620-235-4686
Phi Upsilon Omicron is a national honor society in Family and Consumer Sciences. Its purposes are to:
Phi Upsilon Omicron was founded in 1910 at the University of Minnesota, there are currently 59 different Phi U chapters in the United States and one international chapter.
View Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society's Organization and Administration
View the Conclave Photo Galleries on the FCS Galleries page
View scholarships offered by Phi Upsilon Honor Society's national organization
The Eta Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron was established in 1920 at what is now PSU.
To be eligible for membership in the honor society, students must be in the top 35% of their class, be of good character and show leadership potential. Eta Chapter holds both fall and spring initiations.
The Eta Chapter holds monthly meetings, fund-raisers, and professional projects. In 2002, we started the "Angel Tree." Each year it has been a huge success. In 2004, we helped 125 children "Angels" in the Pittsburg area. In 2005, this number increased to over 175 children. The 2004 project received university and district awards. We have continued this project through the years to help the community during upcoming holiday seasons.
Since 2009 Phi U has taken on a recycling project at the end of Spring semester to help people recycle posessions as they prepare to leave the campus for the summer. in the past there has been dumpsters full of furniture, clothing, and other objects that are still in good to excellent condition. These have been collected and sent to the Wesley House or Salvation Army.
President: Sonora Drake
Vice-President: Taylor Ritthaler
Treasurer: Kaitlyn Genereux
Initiation Co-Chairs: Deandra Sexton & Charity Sterling
Secretary: Brooke Gregory
Chapter Committees Initiation Committee: ________Public Relations: __________Fundraiser: __________Hospitality: ______________Social Events: ______________Program: ___________________
Chapter Advisor: Duane Whitbeck
Financial Advisors: Duane Whitbeck
Contact information: Pittstatephiu@hotmail.com
Alumni Chapter Officers: email for more information
Meetings are in room 206 FCS
Friday, September 6th - Phi U meeting 8:00 amFriday September 27th - Phi U meeting 8:00 am Sunday, September 29th Phi U Fall Initiation at Timmons Chapel - 2:00 pm with reception in the FCS building afterFriday, October 18th Phi U Meeting 8:00 amFriday, November 8th Phi U Meeting 8:00 amFriday, December 6th Phi U meeting 8:00 am
Fall 2014 Conclave in Boise, Idaho, September 25 - 27, 2014