Congratulations! You have taken your first few steps in becoming a member of Tau Beta Pi (TBP)! We are the nation’s second oldest honor society and the oldest engineering specific honor society. It is our hope that you complete the candidacy process this semester and have a great time doing it. Please feel free to contact us ([email protected]) if you have any concerns.

Candidate Eligibility

     Tau Beta Pi membership is by invitation only. Every semester we invite the top ⅛ of the junior class and the top ⅕ of the senior class to join. Invitations will go out after the 4th class day of the semester. 

Candidate Requirements

Informal Interview​​​​

​​The informal interview is a way for us to get to know you! Please do not dress up!​​

Pay Dues​​​​

Dues for joining TBP are $105. They are a one-time lifetime due and must be paid by the second meeting.

Attend All General Meetings​​​​

Candidates are required to attend ALL candidate meetings. They will be held on the following Thursdays from 6:15-7:30 PM in RLM 4.102:

Sep 20
Oct 4
Oct 18
Nov 15
Nov 29


Constitution Quiz​​​​

The constitution quiz gives candidates the opportunity to learn about the history of TBP. It is highly recommended that you study for this quiz. More information will be given closer to the date of the quiz.

Signature Block​​​​

 This block is a tool for you to get to know others in TBP, which includes: the officers, actives, advisors, and your fellow candidates.
You must get a total of 33 signatures:
  - 16 Officers
  - 10 Candidates
  - 5 Actives
  - 2 Advisors 

Complete 6 Service Points​​​​

Service points consist of a total of 6 points of TBP Sponsored Events

Complete 4 Internal Points

The Internal Points can be fulfilled by Burger Burns and Lunch and Learns.

Attend a Faculty Fireside​​​​

Meet with some outstanding faculty, and hear from people who helped end the Cold War, invented the ethernet, and advised presidents!

Complete 5 Social Points​​​​

Candidates are required to attend 5 of our many social events planned by our social coordinators. It is a way for candidates to get to know other candidates as well as actives.

Polish a Rough Cast Bent​​​​

Polishing a rough cast bent is a national requirement for all TBP candidates. This task typically takes 15-20 hours and one that we would recommend you start early on. Don't be afraid to ask questions!

Fulfill Family Requirements​​​​

The family requirements are intended to help you get to know your family members better. These include creating a Family Scrapbook Page, planning and attending a family social event, and coordinating dress up day outfits. 

Brown Bag

Initiation Information:
  - Friday, 11/30
  - 4-6 PM
  - Location: TBD
Initiation is an extremely important event! You MUST attend initiation in order to join TBP. If you are not able to make it, please let us know ASAP!

Grab a Brown Bag lunch/dinner/coffee/snack with an active member or officer! The active will contact you to make fun plans!

Attend Initiation​​​​

Information Session Slides

Missed the info sessions? Click on the icon to the right to view the info session slides!

Candidate Tracker

Curious about what requirements you have left? Click on the icon to the right to see the candidate tracker!

Candidate Packet

There are many requirements for joining TBP. For a detailed guide along with some helpful tips. Click on the icon to the right to see the candidate packet!

Family Points

Everyone is organized into 4 families. Your family will consist of three to four officers, a few actives and the remainder candidates. Hopefully, your family will serve as a place where you can find answers to your questions about the candidacy process as all the officers and actives have completed it before. It is up to you and your team to determine how involved you want to be, but there is a prize at the end for the family with the most family points! Click on the icon below for team standings!