Q: Is this a frat?

A: No. Although we have greek letters in our name, we are not affiliated with greek life or considered a professional fraternity or sorority. Tau Beta Pi is an Engineering National Honor Society, focusing on volunteerism, professional development, and cross-discipline comradeship.

Q: When should I expect to hear about it?

A: Look for an email during the first month of the each semester. Only qualified candidates, who have accumulated enough credits to have junior/senior standing and rank in either the top 1/8 of juniors or 1/5 of seniors in the College of Engineering will receive an invitation.

Q: What do I have to do?

A: Once you have received an email, the next step is to attend one of the information sessions indicated in the email. Attending a session will let us know you are interested, provide you with more details about the student organization, and outline the next steps in the initiation process for you.

Q: Why should I join?

A: It is hard work to make the grade in engineering, so take this opportunity to show off your accomplishments by accepting an invitation to a selective student organization that is recognized among industry and academic leaders. Once initiated, you will gain opportunities to network, apply for scholarships, help the community, sport graduation attire, and much more!

Q: Who should I contact with questions?

A: Send either the President, Marshall Walters (mrwalters@wisc.edu), or the Vice President, Michael Walz (mswalz@wisc.edu), an email with any remaining questions.