Founders' Day 2021

Above is the photo from 2021 NYU Upsilon Induction

NYU Upsilon charter was founded by 65 student and faculty members of NYU's Department of Nurse Education as the 18th chapter of Sigma. The chapter charter was officially signed on June 24, 1961, during an elegant induction ceremony at the NYU Faculty Club at 22 Washington Square, North. Alice Perry was the founding president.

Many of the charter members were not only faculty at NYU but also doctoral students. Over the years, they have had distinctive careers dedicated to advancing nursing scholarship. Among the prestigious first members were Beatrice Goodwin, the first editor of Image (the official journal of Sigma, currently called the Journal of Nursing Scholarship), Florence Downs, the former editor of Nursing Research, Ruth Matheney, the first Chair of the Bronx Community College, June Rothberg, former Dean of the School of Nursing at Adelphi University, among others.

Today Upsilon Chapter continues to foster research and nursing scholarship. Its membership includes more than 800 nurses all over the world. Each year the Upsilon Chapter awards scholarship, leadership, and research grants to its members and participates in several nursing scholarship events. We are proud of our various philanthropic activities, participating in community service events, and contributing to underserved countries. We continue to foster continuing education among our members as well as nursing students with our Healthcare Lecture Series and our Journal Club.

Think Global...
Worldwide Community First Responder - WCFR works “to prevent deaths worldwide through education and training”. The WCFR has two main programs. The WCFR Health Education focuses on educating community members worldwide of fatal health conditions and preventative measures. The WCFR Training Program is dedicated to providing worldwide community-based first response and first aid training. 

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Work Local...
We worked with New York Common Pantry, an organization that works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that establish long term independence. NYU Upsilon partners with New York Common Pantry through donations and volunteering at events. 

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