Association of College Honor Societies


Tau Beta Pi



Founded at Lehigh University, June 15, 1885

No of Active Chapters: 247

No of Alumni Chapters/Clubs: 78

Total Membership: 593487

Number of Regions: 16

Publications: The Bent, The Bulletin

PURPOSE: To mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges

ELIGIBILITY: The students of engineering whose scholarship places them in the highest one-eighth of the junior class or in the highest one-fifth of the senior class are further considered for membership on the basis of character, integrity, breadth of interest, and unselfish activities.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Since establishment of the annual Fellowship Program in 1929, 1,014 students have been given stipends exceeding $5,929,000, and the program won the ASEE's 2009 excellence in engineering education collaboration award. The educational loan program has allowed over 1,800 students to borrow over $880,000 from the Association since 1932. The national Scholarship Program has provided awards of $3,481,000 to 1,768 students since 1998. The Engineering Futures program to advance the non-technical skills of students won the ASEE's 2007 excellence in engineering education collaboration award. The K-12 MindSET program began training K-12 teachers in 2008. The quarterly publication, THE BENT, reaches 89,000 members, deans, and libraries.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Curtis D. Gomulinski, Executive Director, 508 Dougherty Engineering Building, P.O. Box 2697, Knoxville, TN 37901-2697

Tel: (865) 546-4578  Fax: (865) 546-4579

Email: [email protected]  

Updated: 8/23/2018