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Tau Beta Pi - Texas Beta Chapter


Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, and oldest engineering honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.

There are now collegiate chapters at 245 US colleges and universities, 42 active alumni chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of approximately 578,000.


Mission

Preamble to the Constitution:
The Tau Beta Pi Association was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 by Edward Higginson Williams Jr., to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.

Tau Beta Pi's mission is to:
Recognize – accomplishments among engineering students and professionals.
Celebrate – exemplary people and their important engineering contributions to society.
Champion – engineering as a highly valued career.

Purpose

1. Recognize and promote leadership, excellence, innovation, and ethics in the profession of engineering through membership in its honor society.
2. Celebrate and gain recognition in academic, professional, and business circles that its members are the best, the brightest, and the most talented engineers in America.
3. Champion ongoing education and advancement of the engineering profession.
4. Seek to make the engineering profession exciting and cool.
5. Formulate and promote unbiased, independent education to the population at large on important engineering issues.

Vision Statement

Tau Beta Pi's vision is to recognize, celebrate, and champion excellence in engineering.

Creed

Integrity and excellence in engineering.