Association of College Honor Societies


Chi Epsilon

Civil Engineering

Admitted to ACHS: 1953

Founded at the University of Illinois, May 20, 1922

No of Active Chapters: 131

No of Alumni Chapters/Clubs: 2

Total Membership: 117000

Number of Regions: 10

Publications: The Transit, Chi Epsilon Newsletter

PURPOSE: To place a mark of distinction upon the student of civil engineering who exemplifies the four traits of the successful engineer, the cornerstones upon which Chi Epsilon is founded: scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability.

ELIGIBILITY: Only those students shall be eligible for active membership who have maintained an average grade in scholarship in the highest one-third of the class of those who are eligible for Chi Epsilon honors (namely those students duly registered in the civil engineering courses, or directly associated courses whose curricula have been approved, and who have completed at least one-half of the required work for their bachelorís degree--in essence, juniors and seniors).

MAJOR ACTIVITIES:  It is the duty and function of Chi Epsilon chapters to help weave into the entire civil engineering profession a pattern of idealism and accomplishment. It is the responsibility of each chapter to support the ASCE Student Chapter, adopt service projects, and maintain areas of historic significance to civil engineers. Other chapter activities include offering encouragement to freshmen, maintaining close liaison with the faculty, and assisting the civil engineering department in its work. Each chapter occasionally selects an outstanding civil engineer to be a Chapter Honor Member of Chi Epsilon. At each biennial National Conclave usually one member is elevated to National Honor Member, by petition of the nominating chapter and election of the National Council. This is the highest honor which Chi Epsilon can confer. It has been granted 63 times in the history of the organization.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Dr. Glenn C. Goss, Executive Secretary, University of Texas at Arlington, Nedderman Hall, RM 218, Arlington, TX 76019-0316

Tel: (866) 554-0553  Fax: (817) 272-3245

Email: [email protected]  

Updated: 8/11/2014