Honor Society for the International Reading Association.
UNI hosts the Alpha Chapter of this honorary society--the first chapter of Alpha Upsilon Alpha in the world. Alpha Upsilon Alpha, the honor society of the International Reading Association, was created in 1985 to recognize and encourage scholarship, the development of personal and professional leadership, and service to the field of reading at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Membership in Alpha Upsilon Alpha brings a sense of scholarly accomplishment in the field of reading and language arts. Members are acknowledged for having excelled in their chosen field of study and are recognized as professionals committed to the importance of reading and language arts in education.