Honorary Societies

Alpha Nu Sigma - Nuclear Engineering
The objective of the Alpha Nu Sigma Society shall be to recognize high scholarship, integrity, and potential achievement in applied nuclear science and nuclear engineering among outstanding students by means of membership in the society

Alpha Pi Mu - Industrial Engineering
Alpha Pi Mu exists to confer recognition upon students of Industrial and Systems Engineering who have shown exceptional academic interest and abilities in their field, encourage the advancement and quality of Industrial and Systems Engineering education, unify the student body of the Industrial Engineering department in presenting its needs and ideals to the faculty.

Chi Epsilon - Civil Engineering
The purpose of Chi Epsilon is to maintain and promote civil engineering as an ideal profession. Each initiate into Chi Epsilon must show qualities of scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability. Chi Epsilon aids the development of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers toward an even higher standard of professional service

Eta Kappa Nu - Electrical Engineering
Eta Kappa Nu is an honorary and service organization recognizing outstanding Electrical Engineering students. Students are eligible during their pre-junior, junior, and senior years, and are nominated based upon their scholastic performance.

Phi Lamda Upsilon - Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Phi Lambda Upsilon is an honorary chemical society which aims to promote high scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry. The founders envisioned a society dedicated to these objectives which would serve the field of chemistry in much the same way as other branches of engineering are served by their societies. In the span of ninety-five years, Phi Lambda Upsilon has grown into an organization comprising 67 chapters and more than 55,000 members.

PI TAU SIGMA - Mechanical Engineering
PI TAU SIGMA members are chosen on a basis of sound engineering ability, scholarship (upper 35%), personality, and probable future success in their chosen field of Mechanical Engineering. There are three grades of membership: Honorary, Graduate, and Active. Honorary members are technical graduates actively engaged in engineering work; or members of mechanical engineering faculties. Graduate membership is conferred upon persons who would have been eligible had Pi Tau Sigma been established earlier in schools not having chapters, or upon those continuing graduate study. Active members are selected from the junior and senior mechanical engineering classes at their respective schools whose mechanical engineering curriculum must be accredited by ABET. 

Tau Alpha Pi - Engineering Technology
TAP is an honor society offering membership to outstanding students in engineering technology. It was founded in 1953 to provide recognition for high standards of scholarship, to promote and encourage scholastic achievement, and to engender desirable qualities of intellect and character among its members. The society extends membership to qualified students in the spring semester each year. Eligible students are notified by mail at that time.

Tau Beta Pi - General Engineering
Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society. It was founded to recognize engineering students who have distinguished themselves with superior scholarship and exemplary character. The Ohio Beta chapter at the University of Cincinnati was founded in 1915 and is one of 205 collegiate chapters throughout the United States. In order to foster a spirit of liberal culture among the College of Engineering, the members participate in many projects including tutoring, philanthropic activities, and social events