Chi Epsilon

Chi Epsilon

Chi Epsilon (χε) is the national civil engineering honor society in the United States. It honors engineering students who have exemplified the "principles of scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability...in the civil engineering profession."[1] There are currently 136 chapters, of which 130 are active, where over 110,000 members have been inducted.[2]

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Purpose

According to the Constitution and Bylaws of Chi Epsilon, this organization is "dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession."[1] Its objective and purpose is to uphold competence, sound engineering, good moral judgement, and a commitment to society in order to improve the civil engineering profession.

History

The society was founded on May 20, 1922 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign when two groups of civil engineering students independently petitioned for establishment of an honorary fraternity. As soon as the local organization was on its feet, plans were put into motion to bring Chi Epsilon to the national level. On February 23, 1923, a certificate of incorporation was issued by the State of Illinois. When a second chapter was established at the Armour Institute of Technology on March 29, 1923, Chi Epsilon truly became a national society. Rapid expansion soon after resulted in a total revision of government. The society is now governed by student officers at each chapter who act through a National Council. The headquarters are located at the University of Texas at Arlington. The society's English motto is "Conception, Design, Construction", which retains the letters of Chi Delta Chi, one of the original petitioning groups.

Insignia

The colors of Chi Epsilon are purple and white. The official badge is a key made in the likeness of the front of an engineer's transit, the instrument of a surveyor. The official news publication of Chi Epsilon is also called The Transit, and is published semi-annually in the spring and fall of each year.

Chapter list

Chapters are designated by school at which they are located. Year of installation is in parentheses.

  1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1922)
  2. Illinois Institute of Technology (1923)
  3. University of Minnesota (1923)
  4. University of Southern California (1924)
  5. Cornell University (1925)
  6. University of Wisconsin–Madison (1925)
  7. University of California, Berkeley (1925)
  8. Pennsylvania State University (1927)
  9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1928)
  10. University of Colorado (1929)
  11. Purdue University (1929)
  12. University of Missouri (1934)
  13. University of Texas, Austin (1969)
  14. University of Mississippi (1937)
  15. Auburn University (1938)
  16. University of Iowa (1940)
  17. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1940)
  18. Virginia Tech (1941)
  19. Oklahoma State University (1941)
  20. Georgia Institute of Technology (1943)
  21. Michigan Technological University (1948)
  22. University of Alabama (1948)
  23. North Carolina State University (1948)
  24. University of Utah (1948)
  25. University of Michigan (1949)
  26. West Virginia University (1949)
  27. University of Connecticut (1949)
  28. Cooper Union (1949)
  29. Ohio State University (1949)
  30. City College of New York (1949)
  31. Polytechnic University of New York (1949)
  32. Manhattan College (1949)
  33. University of Tennessee (1949)
  34. University of Cincinnati (1950)
  35. Missouri University of Science and Technology (1950)
  36. Marquette University (1950)
  37. Colorado State University (1950)
  38. University of Detroit (1950)
  39. University of New Mexico (1951)
  40. Clarkson University (1951)
  41. Norwich University (1951)
  42. Michigan State University (1951)
  43. Lehigh University (1952)
  44. Drexel University (1953)
  45. New York University (1953)
  46. Southern Methodist University (1955)
  47. Yale University (1956)
  48. Wayne State University (1957)
  49. University of Hawaii (1957)
  50. New Jersey Institute of Technology (1958)
  51. Kansas State University (1960)
  52. University of Maryland (1961)
  53. University of Nebraska (1961)
  54. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1961)
  55. South Dakota State University (1961)
  56. Texas A&M University (1962)
  57. University of Arkansas (1962)
  58. University of Kentucky (1962)
  59. Duke University (1964)
  60. Northeastern University (1965)
  61. Iowa State University (1965)
  62. University of Notre Dame (1966)
  63. Vanderbilt University (1967)
  64. San Diego State University (1967)
  65. University of Kansas (1967)
  66. New Mexico State University (1968)
  67. Louisiana State University (1968)
  68. Lamar University (1968)
  1. Bradley University (1969)
  2. State University of New York at Buffalo (1969)
  3. University of Texas at Arlington (1969)
  4. University of Vermont (1970)
  5. University of Pittsburgh (1970)
  6. Rutgers University (1970)
  7. California State University, Los Angeles (1970)
  8. Montana State University (1971)
  9. University of Wisconsin–Platteville (1971)
  10. Mississippi State University (1971)
  11. San José State University (1971)
  12. University of Houston (1972)
  13. California State University, Long Beach (1973)
  14. Trine University (1973)
  15. Clemson University (1974)
  16. Tennessee Technological University (1975)
  17. Texas Tech University (1975)
  18. University of Texas at El Paso (1976)
  19. Louisiana Tech University (1976)
  20. University of Virginia (1977)
  21. Syracuse University (1978)
  22. University of Louisville (1978)
  23. Old Dominion University (1979)
  24. University of South Carolina (1980)
  25. University of Maine (1980)
  26. Villanova University (1982)
  27. Cal Poly-Pomona (1982)
  28. University of Colorado at Denver (1982)
  29. Columbia University (1982)
  30. Carnegie Mellon University (1982)
  31. University of Oklahoma (1983)
  32. University of Massachusetts Lowell (1983)
  33. University of Washington (1983)
  34. University of Miami (1984)
  35. University of South Florida (1984)
  36. University of Louisiana at Lafayette (1985)
  37. University of Delaware (1985)
  38. Arizona State University (1985)
  39. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (1986)
  40. University of California, Irvine (1988)
  41. University of Nebraska, Omaha (1988)
  42. University of Massachusetts (1988)
  43. University of Rhode Island (1988)
  44. Florida Institute of Technology (1991)
  45. University of Central Florida (1991)
  46. University of Toledo (1992)
  47. University of Florida (1994)
  48. University of California, Los Angeles (1994)
  49. Lawrence Technological University (1994)
  50. Rice University (1995)
  51. University of North Carolina, Charlotte (1996)
  52. University of Alaska Fairbanks (1996)
  53. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (1997)
  54. Bucknell University (1997)
  55. Florida International University (1998)
  56. University of Dayton (2000)
  57. Stevens Institute of Technology (2000)
  58. Washington University, St. Louis (2001)
  59. University of Alabama, Birmingham (2003)
  60. University of Evansville (2005)
  61. Ohio University (2005)
  62. University of California, Davis (2007)
  63. Portland State University (2008)
  64. Oregon State University (2008)
  65. California State University, Fresno (2008)
  66. University of Missouri, Kansas City (2009)
  67. Texas A&M University-Kingsville (2009)
  68. George Mason University (2010)

Membership

Undergraduate, graduate, alumni, and faculty in civil engineering are all eligible to become members provided some basic requirements are met. Undergraduates must be in the top third of their class and completed at least half of the civil engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree. The selection of members is based upon Scholarship, Character, Practicality, and Sociability, the four primary requirements of a successful engineer. All candidates must participate in a formal initiation ceremony. After becoming a regular member, anyone who has attained eminence through their accomplishments in the profession may become a Chapter Honor Member. The next level of elevation is National Honor Member.


References

  1. ^ a b "The Constitution and Bylaws of Chi Epsilon" as approved by National Conclave Rolla, Missouri March 9-11, 2006
  2. ^ Chi Epsilon Official Website

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