Tau Upsilon Alpha

The National Organization for Human Services Honor Society, Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA), recognizes Walden students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences who demonstrate integrity, academic excellence, and dedication to empowering people through education and service. The purpose of TUA is to honor academic excellence; foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and promote excellence in service to humanity.

Walden’s Chapter

The Alpha Chi chapter of Tau Upsilon Alpha was established in 2013. Under the leadership of Dr. Greg Hickman, faculty advisor; Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson, chapter president; Vanessa Barnes-Bey, vice president; Meredith Erickson, treasurer; and Sylvia Krow, secretary; with support from Dr. William Barkley, program director, Alpha Chi seeks to expand and support the professional growth and development of Walden human services students. The chapter offers students the opportunity to:

  • Participate in research geared toward addressing current issues facing individuals within human services.
  • Engage in activities that support them in their quest for academic excellence and promoting social change.
  • Network with fellow human services students and faculty at residencies as well as national and regional conferences.
  • Receive valuable information related to human services through the Alpha Chi newsletter and quarterly meetings.

Find out the benefits of a Walden Education. Request information or call 1-866-492-5336 toll-free in the United States or see a list of international phone numbers.

For information related to Walden’s chapter of Tau Upsilon Alpha chapter, contact Avon Hart-Johnson at avon.hart-johnson@waldenu.edu.

  • About Alpha Chi

    “As a human services professional and a newly elected president, I hope to work with my colleagues, peers, and faculty to ensure that our TUA, Alpha Chi chapter affords members the opportunity to inspire and foster social change one person at a time.”

    Avon Hart-Johnson
    PhD in Human Services
    President, Tau Upsilon Alpha, Alpha Chi Chapter

  • About Alpha Chi

    “Alpha Chi provides opportunities for scholars to work together to promote social change. Through our research efforts, work in the community, and workshops, we aim to support the mission and vision of this organization.”

    Sherlina Stephens
    PhD in Human Services Student
    Tau Upsilon Alpha, Alpha Chi Chapter Secretary