Starting a Chapter

New TUA Chapter Charter

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Tau Upsilon Alpha Chapter Charter. If your institution of higher education meets the following criteria please proceed with the full application process.

Minimum Criteria:

Your institution offers an Associate, Baccalaureate or Graduate degree in the field of Human Services or closely related field within the social sciences (e.g.Behavioral Science, Counseling, Social Work).
Your institution is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency.
Your institution has a Faculty Advisor willing to apply for membership, to be responsible for evaluating student applications, and to be responsible for all correspondence between the National Office and the chapter. It is the Faculty Advisor's responsibility to supervise the selection of new members to be invited into membership. Of primary importance in this process is the selection of only those students who fully meet all membership requirements.

Faculty Advisors should:

Identify Potential Members
Send Invitations and Hold Orientation Sessions
Collect Applications and Payments
Submit Applications to TUA National Office
Click on links above to find specific information on each step.

Once the applications are approved, the National Office will send membership certificates and lapel pins to the Faculty Advisor. The chapter may not induct members until their applications are formally approved and the certificates and pins have been received.

The Tau Upsilon Alpha National Board of Directors look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact tua@nationalhumanservices.org.