Student Organizations

The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, the Cockrell School of Engineering and the University of Texas at Austin offer much more than courses to provide an enriching experience for students. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in student organizations. These organizations provide students with opportunities to meet other students, interact with professional engineers, serve the greater community and work on challenging projects.

American Concrete Institute
The mission of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) UT Austin student chapter is to promote student interest in concrete and to develop an awareness of the mission and the work of the ACI through its committees, publications, and chapters.

American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the oldest professional engineering society in the United States. Since 1921, the ASCE student chapter has provided an opportunity for civil and architectural engineering students to build academic, social, and professional relationships through a wide range of activities; including: bi-monthly meetings, social events, community volunteering, intramural sports, field trips and technical competitions.

ASCE Geo-Institute - Graduate Student Chapter
The University of Texas graduate student organization of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers works to focus the talents and experiences of geotechnical engineering students to enhance awareness of the geotechnical engineering field and provide opportunities for learning and interaction.

Architectural Engineering Institute
The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) is a nationally affiliated student organization devoted to providing architectural and civil engineering students with a link of communication to companies. In addition to helping cultivate networks, AEI supplies engineering students with support for academics, opportunities for hands-on experience, and professional development in the engineering industry.

Chi Epsilon
Chi Epsilon is the Civil Engineering Honor Society organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student.

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute-Student Chapter
The University of Texas at Austin chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is an interdisciplinary student organization concerned with the effects of earthquakes and earthquake hazard reduction.

Graduate Engineering Council (GEC)
The Graduate Engineering Council, or GEC, represents graduate students to the administration of the Cockrell School of Engineering (CSE) and the administration of the University of Texas at Austin. They represent student interests and objectives. They also organize programs that support the well being of the graduate engineers in the CSE.

Institute of Transportation Engineers
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is a professional society of more than 15,000 transportation engineers, planners, and other professionals in some 80 countries. The Institute's members are responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on streets, highways, and transit systems. Institute programs and resources include professional development seminars; technical reports; a monthly journal; local, regional, and international meetings; and other forums for the exchange of opinions, ideas, techniques, and research.

Intelligent Transportation Society
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America, better known as ITS America, is a forum in which industry, government, and academia meet to build consensus on fostering, developing, and deploying Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems. The society's mission is to help evolve a significantly safer, cleaner, more productive, and more competitive U.S. transportation system. To this end, the Society promotes public-private-academic partnerships and co-operations in the ITS community.

National Society of Black Engineers
The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

Phi Alpha Epsilon
Phi Alpha Epsilon is the National Honor Society of Architectural Engineering whose goal is to promote excellence in academics, provide members with hands-on experience and expose the community to Architectural Engineering.

Pi Sigma Pi
Pi Sigma Pi is the minority academic engineering society that strives to unite and increase the number of minority engineering students who succeed academically, lead professionally and contribute passionately to their communities.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (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 Society strives to increased educational opportunities, promote professional and personal growth, and to carry out its social responsibility to be involved in education, business, and government issues and to enhance pride within its organization and reinforce its reputation as a vital Hispanic organization.

Student Engineering Council
The Student Engineering Council helps provide a vital and necessary bond between the students of the Cockrell School of Engineering, its administration, and the professional world. Through career fairs, competitions, and other programs the Engineering Council teaches and communicates information about academic issues, professional topics, and general interests. By coordinating the activities of some 40+ professional and academic engineering societies, the Council helps to expand and strengthen the spirit and dedication of current students.

Structural Engineering Association of Texas
The Structural Engineering Association of Texas (SEAoT) Student Chapter Seeks to enhance the student's understanding of the structural engineering field. Facebook - SEAoT

Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi (TBP) is an interdisciplinary engineering honor society that recognizes students with high academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity. Established in 1885, TBP is the second oldest collegiate honor society in America.

Texas Society of Professional Engineers
Texas Society of Professional Engineers seeks to realize the following goals: (1) improve every engineer's interpersonal communication skills; (2) promote the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam and provide review materials so that all future engineers will seek a Professional Engineering (PE) License and show a commitment to ethics and responsibility in the workplace; (3) provide for professional development by recruiting speakers and providing networking opportunities for its members; and (4) have fun.

Texas Theme Park Engineeering Group
Texas Theme Park Engineering Group is an organization focused on introducing students to the field of theme park engineering and engaging them in activities which involve hands-on educational experiences. Our goal is to help allow passionate engineers to explore options within the amusement industry and discover atypical career options for their degrees.

Women in Engineering Program
The Women in Engineering Program (WEP) was established in 1992 to recruit and retain female engineering students, to increase the percentage of female engineering graduates, and to provide a supportive structure that encourages the success of women in the Cockrell School of Engineering.