The computer science department– a Lambda Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon— currently accepts membership applications for the UPE Honor Society.

UPE is the first and only, existing international honor society in the Computing and Information Disciplines. It was first organized at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1967 to recognize scholarship and professionalism, and it has received endorsements from the two largest computer organizations in the world, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS). The international organization now consists of chapters in various colleges and universities in North America and overseas.

The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines. Membership in UPE is limited to candidates who can effectively achieve the goals of the society:

  • Recognition of outstanding talent in the computing sciences

  • Promotion of high scholarship in the computing sciences

  • Establishment and maintenance of high standards

  • Representation of the computing sciences in interdisciplinary communications

  • Encouragement of individual contributions to society through the computing sciences

Faculty Chapter Advisors

Membership Criteria for Undergraduate Students

  • Major in Computer Science, Information Technology or double major in Computer Science / Information Technology & Mathematics

  • A sophomore or higher standing

  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.25

  • Minimum major GPA: 3.30

Membership Criteria for Graduate Students

  • Must have completed at least one semester of studies at SJU

  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.50

Membership Fee

  • None.

Application form (Due end of January)

  • Complete the UPE Application Form and submit it online.
  • We will notify you of our decision by email.