The Upsilon Chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma at the University of Houston was chartered in 1988. The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma is to promote the development of leadership qualities in pharmacy, especially amongst pharmacy students. Since membership crosses fraternal and organizational lines, the Society does not compete with other pharmacy organizations. Rather, Phi Lambda Sigma recognizes and promotes leadership. At the Upsilon Chapter, we strive to improve the quality of our leaders in pharmacy school so that they may acquire the skills needed to be an effective pharmacist and an active future leader in the profession of pharmacy. One long-standing event run by our chapter is the James T. McCarty Lecture Series where we bring in an outstanding leader to further inspire leadership within our pharmacy students, faculty, and staff.