Upsilon Pi Epsilon
FoundedJanuary 10, 1967; 54 years ago (1967-01-10)
Texas A&M University
EmphasisComputing and Information Disciplines
Mission statement"To recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines."
Colors  Maroon and   White
PublicationUPE NewsBrief
Executive DirectorOrlando S. Madrigal, Ph.D.
Headquarters158 Wetlands Edge Road
American Canyon, CA 94503
WebsiteUpsilon Pi Epsilon homepage

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (ΥΠΕ): International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines, is the first honor society dedicated to the discipline of the computing and information disciplines. Informally known as UPE, Upsilon Pi Epsilon was founded on January 10, 1967 at Texas A&M University and has chartered over 270 chapters at college campuses across the world.[1] With the rise of importance of information technology to many fields, other honorary societies have added computer science to their traditional scope.[2]


Upsilon Pi Epsilon is endorsed by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE-CS), the two largest computer organizations in the world.[citation needed] Aside from conferring honor on computer science and computer engineering students, it has a large involvement with the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. UPE is a member of the ACHS - Association of College Honor Societies.

Membership in UPE, like many other honor societies, is lifetime. Newly inducted student members get a free year of ACM student-level membership as well. Additionally, UPE gives out a number of scholarships for its members and those who are active student members of the ACM or IEEE-CS.