November 11, 2011

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Louisiana Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Louisiana State University. Founded on November 30, 1936, the LSU chapter has initiated 3,491 students.

For 75 years, LSU’s Tau Beta Pi chapter has recognized those engineering students who have excelled both in their studies and in community involvement. Admission to Tau Beta Pi is invitation only. In order to receive an invitation, students must meet two requirements. To be academically eligible, a student must be in the top one-eighth of his junior class or one-fifth of his senior class. The second requirement of exemplary character is determined by each chapter. 

“Tau Beta Pi recognizes engineering students that excel in academics and are also involved in the community. Members are required to participate in community service activities that benefit the college,” said Mitchell Fiegley, chapter president and biological and agricultural engineering senior. “Since membership is only open to upperclassmen ranked in the top of their class, recruiters from industry actively pursue our members. Having a Tau Beta Pi chapter at LSU encourages engineering students to do their best so that they can be invited to join this prestigious honor society.” 

Tau Beta Pi is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, and the only engineering honor society that represents the entire engineering profession.

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Article written by Eric Camaradale, communications student worker. For more information, contact Cassie Arceneaux, College of Engineering, or (225) 578-0092.

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