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:

  1. Attend an info session to learn about TBP
  2. Submit a personal statement
  3. Create and present a Bent (the symbol of TBP)
  4. Pay a one time $75 Membership Fee*

*We are currently working with BU to attempt to eliminate this membership fee.

The dates for our fall recruitment events will be posted on this page and emailed out to eligible students soon.

If you have any questions or concerns, send us an e-mail at tbp@bu.edu
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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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
DEVOTE ONESELF TO COMMUNITY SERVICE (For opportunities check out: http://www.bu.edu/csc/, http://www.volunteerboston.org/)
BE COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY
UNDERSTAND THE WORTH OF CHARACTER
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!