CEE and Grainger College Student Organizations
At Illinois, engineering students find numerous opportunities to get involved. Organizations offer students a chance to make friends, have fun, and learn something outside of the classroom or lab settings. They also bring students together with faculty, alumni and practicing engineers.
Student organizations bring in speakers from various engineering fields, sponsor field trips to construction and manufacturing sites, help coordinate Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois, sponsor movies, competitions, and social events, and assist in finding summer employment for students. Membership in some student organizations is limited to CEE students, while others are open to the wider Grainger College of Engineering student body.
A professional and social sorority composed of females who have majored in engineering or technical sciences.
For undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in concrete. The group holds monthly meetings, invites industry professionals to share research findings/projects, and participates in student competitions.
The goal of this chapter is to expose students to railroad engineering education and the railway industry in order to foster the development of leaders in railroad engineering in North America and throughout the world.
Civil Engineering students who volunteer around campus, meet with companies biweekly, participate in annual competitions and socialize.
Student chapter of ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) interested in furthering the quality of engineering education.
CSC is dedicated to the enhancement of the Illinois experience for CEE students. Along with holding professional networking events, CSC also has a mentoring program and social events for incoming and current CEE students. For information, please email Becky Stillwell at email@example.com.
Chi Epsilon is the National Honor Society for the Civil Engineering profession. Members interact with fellow classmates, attend both academic and social events, and view presentations on major Civil Engineering projects from active professionals.
Multi-disciplinary student design team which participates in the venerable Concrete Canoe tradition by making a canoe out of concrete and racing the final product in regional and national competitions.
Student chapter of the CMAA, an organization dedicated exlusively to the interests of Construction and Program Management.
Foundation engineering and deep foundations in particular are two growing fields in the profession of civil engineering. The DFI is devoted to promotion of the profession of foundation engineering and particularly deep foundation design and construction.
Students with an interest in earthquake engineering research; chapter activities include seismic design competitions, seminars/webinars and participation in Engineering Open House.
A student-run chapter under the international, non-profit organization, Engineers in Action. Students engage in the design and construction of footbridges for rural communities in developing counties.
Engineers Without Borders promotes community-driven engineering projects fostered by local partners for a sustainable global future. Participation in these transformative experiences fosters leadership and personal growth within student members.
Provides geotech students with a forum to pursue and discuss research interests in a supportive environment. Constructive social interaction is promoted through discussion forums, lectures, meetings and community outreach activities.
The Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee was formed to help advise the College of Engineering on topics that are important to graduate education and that impact the graduate student experience on campus.
Collegiate team comprised of students from multiple disciplines across campus who engage in USDOE competition to design and build net-zero solar homes. Students also engage in green building projects and educate others about sustainable design and construction.
ITE Student Chapter hosts guests speakers, assists with conferences, participates in Engineering Open House, coordinates transportation-related field trips and competes in Traffic Bowl.
A group of students and faculty whose shared vision is to establish a dynamic school of thought in civil and environmental engineering that takes an interdisciplinary approach to engineering problems for achieving sustainability and resilience.
Student chapter of the IAHR, a worldwide independent organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application.
Student chapter of IWRA, an international network of multidisciplinary experts on water resources.
NSBE offers academic excellence programs, scholarships, leadership training, professional development and access to career opportunities for thousands of members annually.
Students focus on academic excellence, community outreach, chapter development, leadership development and professional development.
The SWE is a technical, professional, social, and outreach organization. Campus events include Girl Scout Workshops, corporate and career workshops, social activities and an annual technical project competition.
The annual Steel Bridge Competition challenges civil engineering students to design, fabricate and construct the most structurally efficient and economic bridge. This competition offers future civil and structural engineers the opportunity to develop their skills in steel design, fabrication and teamwork.
An organization created by graduate students to improve the graduate school experience. The group organizes and plans professional, academic and social events for the betterment of Structural Engineering graduate students at Illinois.
The group provides members with opportunities for networking, experiences in the field, job searches ane more. Events include monthly meetings with industry professionals, luncheons with faculty, construction site visits, social outings and professional development sessions.
A national engineering honor society marked by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. Members are actively involved on campus, in the college, and within the community.
Student chapter whose goal is to advance USGBC’s mission to move towards a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
Students interested in learning about water related topics have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, visit local and regional treatment plants, host events, investigate and design solutions for engineering challenges, and more.
Other Links of Interest
Engineering Council is a union of engineering societies and committees dedicated to enriching the student collegiate experience through a distinctive array of programs and services.
Women in Engineering is a college-wide program dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for female students in the College.
The group's mission is to empower African American, Hispanic, and Native American engineering students, support their success as scholars, and leverage a community of students, staff and alumni to achieve excellence in engineering.
Engineering Student Alumni Ambassadors plan and host events and programs to increase student-alumni relations.
IPENG is the International Programs in Engineering Office. The Office provides international opportunities to students within the College of Engineering.
Engineering Open House is an annual student-led event featuring two days of exhibits and competitions that showcase the talent and ingenuity of engineering students at the University of Illinois.