WMU’s Civil and Construction Engineering Honor Society was officially initiated as the 138th chapter of Chi Epsilon, the National Honor Society for Civil Engineering in the United States, when 15 members were inducted into the newly approved chapter Sunday, April 24.
Chi Epsilon was founded in 1922 to recognize and honor civil engineering students and professionals, and now has 138 chapters at universities across the country. It is widely recognized in the profession and has initiated nearly 119,000 members.
According to Dr. Decker Hains, chapter advisor, “Establishing a Chi Epsilon Chapter at WMU is a prestigious honor and is indicative of the high caliber of our students as well as their dedication and service to the profession. This distinguishes WMU’s Department of Civil and Construction Engineering as one of the top programs in the country.”
Students and professionals are selected to become members based on recognition of their scholarship, character, practicality and sociability -- considered by Chi Epsilon to be the four primary traits of a successful engineer.
For student members, scholarship is determined by being in the top third of their junior or senior class. Members of Chi Epsilon are considered top graduates and are highly sought by civil engineering employers.