Eligibility

If you are already a Tau Beta Pi member and received an invitation to join from Engineering Student Services, you may ignore it. Tau Bates are members for life!

Tau Beta Pi is open to college of engineering and chemical engineering students. Those with GPAs in the top eighth of students with junior standing or the top fifth of students with senior standing are invited to join each semester. In the Spring 2015 semester, the GPA cutoffs are 3.900 for students with junior standing and 3.743 for students with senior standing.

Eligible candidates should receive an invitation via email by the fourth or fifth week of the semester. If you have not received an invitation by that time but believe you should be eligible, we ask you to visit Engineering Student Services and speak with a peer adviser or academic affairs adviser about your eligibility. We wish you the best of luck!

Here is the full list of eligible engineering majors:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science*
  • Energy Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Engineering Undeclared

*Unfortunately, Computer Science majors in the College of Letters and Science are not eligible.