Membership Benefits

Membership in UConn’s Alpha Phi chapter of Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU) has many benefits. At UConn, you may begin participating in PLU-run activities during your first semester. If all requirements are met, graduate students may become official members during the induction ceremony held during the Spring semester.

As a member of the UConn chapter of PLU, you are eligible for various benefits exclusive to PLU members. Those benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Travel grants awarded at the national and chapter level
  • Social events sponsored by PLU
  • National recognition
  • Networking options for post-doctoral positions and jobs
  • Choice of a distinguished chemist to speak at UConn
    • This includes meals, socializing, and networking with the invited speaker

If you are interested in joining PLU, please email with your name and year of graduate work (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.).