Our students are encouraged to get involved outside of the classroom. Within our college, we have registered student organizations that include honor societies, student chapters of professional societies, design teams, and student government. Your involvement will enhance your student experience at SIUC, and provide a foundation for networking with professionals in your field, now and into the future. For information on how to get involved, see the links below.
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- American Society
- Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
- Amateur Radio Club (ARC)
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers(ASHRAE)
- Engineering Student Council (ESC)
- Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
- Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- SIU Carbondale Formula Racing Team
- SIU Carbondale Moonbuggy Team
- Society of Geologists and Mining Engineers(SGME)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Tau Alpha Pi-Nu Beta Chapter
- Tau Beta Pi- Epsilon Chapter
- Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
'Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 123,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide
National Organization | SIU Carbondale ASCE Chapter
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real-world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. Our mission is to serve our diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering. Our vision is to be the essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind.
National Organization | SIU Carbondale ASQ Chapter
Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
ATMAE is recognized as the
National Organization | SIU Carbondale ATMAE Chapter
Amateur Radio Club (ARC)
The SIU Amateur Radio Club is one of the oldest student organizations on the Carbondale campus. It was founded in 1935 and was affiliated with the Synton National Radio Fraternity for many years. In the early years, the club operated a station in Parkinson Laboratory. Other iterations of the club station were located in Pulliam Hall, the Communications Building
SIU Carbondale ARC Chapter
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
ASHRAE is an international voluntary organization for people involved in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration (HVAC&R). The society helps to provide its members access to HVAC&R technology and opportunities to participate in the development of such technology. ASHRAE was formed in 1959 by the merging of two societies: the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers. Since then we have grown in size and purpose. Our mission is to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE members.
Engineering Student Council (ESC)
Engineering Student Council is an organization for Engineering RSO's and students to gather and collaborate on their different activities and events throughout the year. All RSO Liaisons are invited to the weekly meetings, along with anyone else who wishes to attend.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Dubbed the “Blueprint Brigade,” by Time Magazine, EWB-USA grew from little more than a handful of members in 2002 to over 12,000 today. EWB-USA has over 350 projects in over 45 developing countries around the world that focus on water, renewable energy, sanitation and more. These projects are completed in partnership with local communities and NGOs. EWB-USA helps create a more stable and prosperous world by addressing people's basic human needs by providing necessities such as clean water, power, sanitation
National Organization | SIU Carbondale EWB Chapter
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
Eta Kappa Nu is a unique membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering field. Members consist of students, alumni and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments.
National Organization | SIU Carbondale HKN Chapter
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
A non-profit organization, IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Through its global membership, IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power
Leadership Development Program (LDP)
The program is designed to mold students into future executive leaders in
Leadership Development Program
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 35,700 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its
National Organization | SIU Carbondale NSBE Chapter
SIU Carbondale Formula Racing Team
The goal of this team is to design and build a complete Formula-style racecar. The team has adopted three items that they will incorporate into the team: reliability - design the car withstand the highest stresses and function optimally, weight - make the lightest, most efficient vehicle possible, and ergonomics - make the car understandable to a variety of people. This program helps students to understand that design process, general business practices and helps prepare the students for team-oriented projects and goals. According to Brent Smith, a Ford Motor Company Product Development Engineer, Formula SAE has grown to become the premier collegiate design competition in North America. It is a Formula SAE team opinion that the FSAE competition is one of the greatest learning experiences in an engineer's college career.
SIU Carbondale Moonbuggy Team
The SIU Carbondale Moonbuggy Team is composed of a group of students who design and build a
Society of Geologists and Mining Engineers (SGME)
The Society of Geologists and Mining Engineers is a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy
National Organization | SIU Carbondale SGME Chapter
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.
National Organization | SIU Carbondale SHPE Chapter
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering
Tau Alpha Pi-Nu Beta Chapter
The Society was founded in 1953 to provide recognition for high standards of scholarship among students in technical colleges and universities and to engender desirable qualities of personality, intellect, and character among engineering technology students by offering membership in the society to those with outstanding records. Membership is restricted to students with averages in the top four percent in engineering technology programs. Both associates and baccalaureate degree students are eligible. Membership in Tau Alpha Pi does not conflict with membership in any local honor society. Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society has affiliate chapters on the campuses of many of the country's leading technical colleges and universities. The society is intended to be for the engineering technology student what Phi Beta Kappa is for the arts and sciences student and what Tau Beta Pi is for the engineering science student.
Tau Beta Pi- Epsilon Chapter
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. There are now collegiate chapters at 237 US colleges and universities, active alumnus chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of 521,948.
Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
The Undergraduate Student Government represents the undergraduate student body at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in all matters pertaining to student welfare, student activities
SIU Carbondale USG Chapter