Beta Psi Chapter of Phi Lambda Upsilon
Siena College is proud to have the Beta Psi Chapter of Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU), the National Honorary Chemical Society. The aims and purposes of Phi Lambda Upsilon are the promotion of high scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry. Phi Lambda Upsilon was founded as an honorary chemical society in March 1899, at the University of Illinois. This was the first honor society dedicated to a single scientific discipline. In the span 111 years, Phi Lambda Upsilon has grown into an organization comprising seventy-three chapters and more than 60,000 members. Phi Lambda Upsilon has a chapter at Siena College since 2009. The chapter promotes chemistry through the sponsorship of both scholarly and social activities.