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Computer Science Student Clubs and Societies

Computer Science student clubs and societies include:

  1. ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Student Chapter
  2. Computer Science Society of SGA (Student Government Association)
  3. Gamma Chapter of New Jersey of the National Computer Science Honor Society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Student Chapter of the ACM and Computer Society of SGA:

The William Paterson University Student Chapter of ACM was chartered in July 1974. The Computer Society of SGA was established in fall 1978.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Gamma Chapter of New Jersey, the International Honor Society in Computer Science:

The Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Gamma Chapter of New Jersey, is the third chapter installed by the International Computing Science Honor Society in New Jersey. Chartered in May 1988, the chapter's activities include an induction ceremony, national UPE conferences, programming contests, field trips, seminars, and workshops. The chapter also provides tutoring services in conjunction with William Paterson's Student Chapter of the ACM and the Computer Society of the SGA. Criteria for membership in UPE include:
  1. An overall GPA of 3.3 or higher;
  2. At least 18 credits of Computer Science courses with a grade of B or better; and
  3. At least a C+ in all Computer Science courses.
  4. Other criteria from the national UPE are also included.


The faculty advisor for the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society is Dr. John Najarian. Please contact Dr. Najarian (NajarianJ@wpunj.edu) for more information about UPE.