About Us


Tau Upsilon Alpha is a program of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS).


The purposes of the Society are to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.

Code of Ethics

Tau Upsilon Alpha members abide by the code of ethics established by the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS).


"Excellence in Service to Humanity"

Meaning of the TUA Emblem

The emblem symbolizes the efforts of Human Services Professionals in their work to empower people through education and service.

The circle surrounding the figures in the center of the emblem indicates the focus that Human Service professionals place on attending to the needs of the whole person and the communities in which that person interacts. The figures within the circle, in varying sizes and colors, indicate the work done with diverse populations.

The dominant colors are Royal Blue (intelligence, stability, and unity), White (purity of thought and goodness), and Gold (wisdom).

The three Greek letters are an expression of the ideals of Human Services. Tau meaning life, Upsilon meaning foundation for everything that comes, and Alpha meaning first.

Together, these symbols indicate our desire for excellence in our profession of Human Services.