Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi is the oldest engineering honor society and also the second oldest collegiate honor society in the United States. Founded at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, on June 15, 1885, the organization has since initiated more than 500,000 members, making it the world's largest engineering society. Each year, 8,000 new members are initiated through 237 collegiate chapters spread across the country. Tau Beta Pi was founded "to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in the field of engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engineering colleges." Invitations to membership are extended to students of exemplary character in the upper 1/5 of the senior engineering class and top 1/8 of the junior engineering class.
The University of Michigan chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Michigan Gamma) was founded in 1906 and continues to honor distinguished scholarship and exemplary character of both eminent and aspiring engineers. Through service to both the college and our community, Tau Beta Pi members maintain both ethical integrity and a spirit of liberal culture.
LSA students who are pursuing a dual degree program with the College of Engineering are eligible for membership.
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