About Tau Beta Pi

Here you can learn some interesting information about TBP. For those trying to become members, the information found on this page will help you on your path to membership.

The Tau Beta Pi Society is the oldest engineering honor society in the United States and the second oldest collegiate honor society in America.
It honors engineering students who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity.

Check out our chapter orientation presentation.

Preamble

“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 attainment as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.”

Chapter’s Constitution and Bylaws

The constitution and bylaws can be found by visiting our office in EN-118A.

National Constitution, Bylaws and Eligibility Code

The PDF can be downloaded here.

Fun Facts

The colors of the Association are seal brown and white. The official quarterly magazine is THE BENT of Tau Beta Pi. The name of the Association, its badge,
and the title of its magazine are registered in the United States Patent Office.

1908 Old Yell

“Ammeter, Indicator, Wye Level Wye. Slide Rule, Dynamo, Tau Beta Pi!”

Modernized 1978 version Yell

“Calculate, Innovate, Try Try Try. Integrity, Honesty, Tau Beta Pi!”

Engineer’s Code of Ethics

Check out the Code of Ethics for engineers.