Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is the first and only international honor society for the computing sciences. UPE was founded in 1967 as an honor society for the computing sciences by students at Texas A&M University. Since then UPE has grown to include over 150 institutions. Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an independent organization which has received recognition from both the ACM (1967) and the IEEE-CS (1992) as an official honor society. Furthermore, UPE is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).
It is the express purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon to promote the computing and information disciplines and to encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge. The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the computing and information disciplines. Membership in UPE is a distinct honor which is recognized throughout the computing community.