How to Join

In order to be considered eligible for Tau Beta Pi membership, you must first meet the academic requirements (top 1/5th of Senior class or 1/8th of Junior class). Your scholastic achievement is certainly something you should be proud of. However, good grades alone are not enough to become a member. This page contains all the information about how to join TBP. Read on to find out what else it takes to become a member. Click on a link below to skip to a certain requirement.

A list of eligible students will be sent out at the beginning of each semester or can be found in Eligibles.

Undergraduate Student Requirements

Here is a list of the various activities that must be completed in order to become a member of TBP as an undergraduate.

Information on how to complete these activities are found on this page. Please read through each
section and make sure you understand them.

Check our Calendar page for the dates and deadlines for the above items.

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Graduate Student Requirements

Here is a list of the various activities that must be completed in order to become a member of TBP as a graduate.

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Bent Polishing

Each candidate must polish a bent before being admitted into Tau Beta Pi

Here are some suggestions for polishing the bent:

Polishing the bent can be frustrating and time consuming if not done properly. Candidates are encouraged to come to the Tau Beta Pi office or speak with any member for assistance or suggestions. This should be a memorable and fun experience.

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Initiation Fee

The initiation fee is due at the time of your interview. The one-time fee of $125.00 is broken up as follows:

Local chapter operations $35.00
National Convention Assessment $12.00
National Association expenses $17.40
Brass Bent $ 6.50
Four year subscription to the THE BENT $ 6.40
New Initiate Dinner $ 19.00
Membership certificate $ 2.50
Current constitution and information booklet $ 0.75
Subscription to the COUNCIL BULLETIN $ 0.45

Make checks payable to Tau Beta Pi. If a hardship exists, DO NOT DELAY YOUR TBP INITIATION. Payments may be deferred or you may apply for a student loan from the Tau Beta Pi National Organization. If you require more information about either of these options, contact a Tau Beta Pi officer prior to your interview. All requests will be kept confidential.

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