Phi Upsilon Omicron Digital Archive

Phi Upsilon Omicron is a national honor society in Family and Consumer Sciences that was founded in 1909 at the University of Minnesota.

Mission Statement - Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honor society in the integrated field of family and consumer sciences, offers an environment empowering lifelong learning, leadership building, and ethical and scholastic excellence.

NICHE Statement - “Phi Upsilon Omicron is a collegiate-focused honor society nurturing leaders to continue the legacy of family and consumer sciences.”


  1. Recognize and promote academic excellence;
  2. Develop qualities of leadership by providing opportunities for service; and
  3. Encourage lifelong learning and commitment to advance family and consumer sciences and related areas.

The Candle

The Candle, the official magazine of Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences, was first published in November 1915.

Browse the Phi Upsilon Omicron digital archive to read through the history of the The Candle.

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Phi Upsilon Omicron - Creating Legacy | Fostering Traditions
The Candle of Phi Upsilon Omicron

The inaugural issue of The Candle was published in November 1915.