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Honor Societies

Discover the prestigious honor societies that recognize top-ranking engineering and computing students with rich histories, comprehensive membership criteria, and exceptional benefits.

Joining an honors society such as Tau Beta Pi and Upsilon Pi Epsilon can provide numerous benefits for engineering and computing students. These prestigious societies recognize and celebrate academic excellence, and being a member can enhance your academic and professional journey in several ways.



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Tau Beta Pi

Tennessee Eta Chapter

Tau Beta Pi, founded in 1885, is the second oldest honor society in the United States and is the only honor society that includes all engineering disciplines. It was founded at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania by Edward H Williams, Jr. Since its founding, Tau Beta Pi has grown to 261 collegiate chapter.

TN~H chapter of Tau Beta Pi was founded as Lipscomb Engineering Honor Society on March 9, 2016 and installed as a chapter of Tau Beta Pi on March 4, 2023.

Membership is extended to engineering students in the top fifth of the senior class and top eighth of the junior class. 



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Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Tennessee Epsilon Chapter

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) was first organized at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1967. The international organization now consists of chapters in various colleges and universities in North America and overseas. UPE is the first and only existing international honor society in the Computing and Information disciplines. UPE's charter chapter at Lipscomb University was established on October 5, 2012.

Membership is extended to computing students in the top 35% of the class that have completed at least 45 semester hours, including 15 semester hours of computing courses. 


Tau Beta Pi Honor Society

Members of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Members

Members of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society