Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Engineering students are invited to participate in engineering-related clubs and professional organizations that provide opportunities for leadership, friendship, social networking, professional networking, and lots of free pizza.


Student organizations can apply for funding from the College of Engineering to assist with events, recruiting, and more. Find out how.

Engineering-related organizations include:

American Indian Society of Engineers and Scientists (AISES)

Information coming soon.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders is a group of individuals devoted to making the world a better place, one disadvantaged community at a time. We take on international and local projects to solve real world issues people face. We solve them through clever engineering, social and environmental understanding, and on occasion, through education.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”


oSTEM (out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at the University of Utah is committed to helping LGBT students in the STEM fields. This community provides academic and social support for LGBT students in scientifically rigorous fields and creates a feeling of inclusion and safety. We help to form friendships between academically like-minded students and create connections throughout both the LGBT and the STEM communities. We want to encourage students to become more involved in their community through service and education.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science. The U of U SHPE chapter exists to increase the numbers and retention of Hispanic engineering student at the U. The society is committed to improving the overall culture of engineering at the U through diversity. Members participate in work readiness seminars and professional dinners, outreach to Hispanic students in the local community and attend regional and national conferences for Hispanic engineers and engineering students.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885. There are now collegiate chapters at 232 US colleges and universities, active alumnus chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of 494,848.

The University of Utah TBP Chapter is the first in-state chapter. The chapter establishment date is December 8, 1933.

Undergraduate students whose scholarship places them in the top eighth of their engineering class in their next-to-last year or in the top fifth of their engineering class in their last college year are eligible for membership consideration. These scholastically eligible students are further considered on the basis of personal integrity, breadth of interest both inside and outside engineering, adaptability, and unselfish activity.

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