Information for Prospective Members

Hello Potential Members!

The Engineering Office will be in touch with potential new members during fall semester.  The E-Board will hold an information session for prospective members after they have been notified.

Please use the list below as a reference for your applications. It outlines everything that you need to become a member of Tau Beta Pi.

You will need to submit:
1) Application Form
2) $75 dues
3) Personal Statement
4) Community Service Form
5) Faculty References

The Bent Ceremony will be held TBA!
Bring a Bent of your own making.  Don’t forget to get creative, there will be prizes awarded to outstanding bents at the ceremony.  Dress is business casual.

The Initiation Ceremony will be held TBA!
Formal initiation proceedings will be held, followed by dinner.  Dress is business formal.

If you have any questions or concerns, send us an e-mail at tbp@bu.edu
We look forward to seeing you soon!
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Details are listed underneath the bold-type lines. For further inquiries, please email tbp@bu.edu
EXEMPLIFY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Top 12.5% of the Junior Class
Top 20% of the Senior Class
EXHIBIT MORAL CHARACTER
Character Evaluation from Professor
DEVOTE ONESELF TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
Proof of 4 hours of volunteer/community service
For opportunities check out:
http://www.bu.edu/csc/
http://www.volunteerboston.org/
BE COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY
1 short essay or other medium
Potential Topic: Tell us about yourself any way you want
UNDERSTAND THE WORTH OF CHARACTER
Pay a $75 entry fee into Tau Beta Pi
Cash or check (pay to “Trustees of Boston University” and Memo: “TBP Acct #40225”)
HAVE THE CREATIVE SPIRIT OF THE ENGINEER
Part of being an engineer involves the opportunity to solve complex and multi-faceted problems. In order to be a member of Tau Beta Pi, one needs to create a Bent, which is the the cross-section of a timber frame or the support of a trestle. It must be brought to the Bent Ceremony. However, you are free to create your own version of the bent. Do not feel constrained to make a perfect engineering-related bent. We’ve had people make it using the Binoy Singh Imagineering Lab located near ERB 107 (near Ingalls) with a circuit that powers a light bulb at the top, one made out of wood from a hardware store, PVC pipes, 3D Solidworks Models, and even a Petri Dish with bacteria grown in the shape of a bent. Feel free to be creative and show us what you can do!