Each semester, new candidates are initiated into Chi Epsilon. One of the main requirements of initiation is completion of a semester long project. This, along with participation in events throughout the semester and payment of dues, will allow for the candidates acceptance into the honor society. If you are on the eligibility list, you can receive a Pledge Book from the chapter Vice President.
The following requirements must be fulfilled prior to being initiated into Chi Epsilon.
- Participate in stated activities/events for each pillar (see pledgebook).
- Attend all meetings.
- Pay non-refundable initiate fee of $135 to the Treasurer.
- Complete initiate project
- Complete Interview Sheet and email to Pledge Master.
- Submit resume.
- Pass the Initiate Quiz.
- Pledge to be actively involved with and support Chi Epsilon.
Benefits of Membership
There are many good and proper reasons for membership in any Honor Society.
- Careful scholarship contributes to the development of thoughtful and sensitive human beings.
- Membership is a reward for accomplishment. Your hard work in scholastic achievement is recognized and appreciated.
- Chi Epsilon is the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. Membership in Chi Epsilon is a mark of excellence readily recognized by others, including future employers.
- You will have the chance to do something for your department, college, and university. Chi Epsilon chapters are encouraged to adopt service projects.
- Membership affords you a lifelong opportunity to continue developing in a professional manner. The Chi Epsilon publications promote excellence in civil engineering, summarize graduate study opportunities, and help keep you informed concerning the activities of your friends and fellow members.
- Chi Epsilon offers many opportunities for networking with professionals in the field, which can assist with finding a job.
Membership into the organization is taken very seriously. Only those who display the four principles of scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability will be bestowed with the honor. A member shall take pride in the organization by participating in community service projects, attending meetings to discuss topics related to the profession, and promoting the profession by example. Through participation, members will maintain the respectability of the organization with their qualities of excellence and hard work.
Aubrey Aldinger - XE | SDSU Fall 2017 Associate Editor