College of Engineering & Applied Science Honor Societies

CEAS students with outstanding academic records are usually invited to join a collegiate honor society. Honor societies give students the opportunity to connect with other campus scholars, get involved in the university and collegiate community, develop leadership skills and affiliate with a national organization. Listed below are several honor societies popular within CEAS. 

Chi Epsilon

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 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 Lambda 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.

Phi Sigma Rho fosters and maintains the inspired ideals of friendship, scholarship and encouragement upon which the sorority was founded. 

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. 

Sigma Lambda Chi- Construction

Sigma Lambda Chi is the society that offers students the opportunity to be recognized locally and internationally for their academic accomplishments as a construction major.

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.

Theta Tau is the oldest and largest professional engineering fraternity in the nation. Theta Tau welcomes men and women in all engineering disciplines. Our Chapter was founded on May 22, 1999 and we are the largest professional engineering fraternity on campus. As a member, you will experience the brotherhood and philanthropy aspects of social fraternities, while also benefiting from professional development - guest speakers and plant tours.