Tau Beta Pi

The Engineering Honor Society

Who are We?

Tau Beta Pi is The Engineering Honor Society that represents engineers of all disciplines. We have been maintaining integrity and excellence since founded at Lehigh University in 1885.
Why Join?

To be recognized by your peers as being a distinguished scholar with exemplary character.

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Who Can Join?

Learn the scholastic requirements to join as an undergraduate or graduate student, alumni, or practicing engineer.

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Check out this short video at a Tau Beta Pi Convention with interviews from TBP members.

Our Mission

As the only academic honor society that confers recognition on eligible individuals from all engineering disciplines, Tau Beta Pi:
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Recognizes those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Maters by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering.

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Provides leadership and professional development training for engineering students and alumni members.

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Promotes lifelong alumnus member involvement and cultivates a community of dedicated high achievers.

Tau Beta Pi by the numbers:


Founded June 15, 1885


And more awarded annually in support of education


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Member Testimonials

Kester N. – Former President at Tennessee Tech University

Kester N.Tau Beta Pi helped me embrace not only being an engineer but also pursuing integrity and excellence at the heart of everything I do. I have been able to form lifelong connections with countless students outside my discipline and across the nation, and TBP has helped me grow as a leader and has given me so many opportunities that I would have never imagined upon being initiated.

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Julia W. – Chapter President at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville

Julia W.Growing up, I was that kid who always loved math and science, which led me to pursue engineering. Joining Tau Beta Pi allowed me to meet engineering majors with whom I otherwise would not have crossed paths. It also provided me with leadership opportunities and has pushed me to improve my abilities resulting in skills that I can take beyond college.

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Çağatay Ö. – Chapter President at Old Dominion Univ.

Cagatay O.I was born in Turkey, chose to major in mechanical engineering at Old Dominion University, and now I'm doing research to reduce installation and maintenance costs of ocean wave energy converters. Tau Beta Pi gave me a chance to meet and connect with like-minded students and I was awarded a 2021 TBP Scholarship.

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