About Us


Chi Epsilon is the only recognized national Civil Engineering honor society whose goal is to maintain and promote the status of Civil Engineering as an ideal profession. The organization recognizes the characteristics of the individual Civil Engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the Civil Engineering student. A student is only eligible to join our society through high academic achievements: Junior and Senior standing students must be within the top 1/3rd of his or her class. To become a full member of Chi Epsilon, each student must exemplify our Four Fundamental Pillars: Scholarship, Character, Practicality, and Sociability.

Chi Epsilon Pillars



This pillar hones a student's academic study and ability to learn at a higher level.

Students who embody this pillar excel as students and aspiring professionals.



This pillar focuses on building the mental and moral qualities of an individual.

Students who exemplify this pillar are cognizant of the needs of their community and are active contributors to cultivate a culture of success in STEM.



This pillar encourages members to use their knowledge to gain a better understaning of the world around them.

Students use their knowledge to solve problems in a holistic and efficient way.



This pillar encourages members to engage with fellow members, professionals, and the communities that they serve.

Students who exemplify this pillar are highly engaged in chapter events and can communicate their ideas and chapter mission effectively.