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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) was founded in 1852 and is the oldest of the professional engineering societies. Any civil engineering student can become a member of ASCE. The Clemson ASCE student chapter has been recognized as one of the best and most productive in the U.S., winning several awards from the ASCE national office. Significant activities of the Clemson chapter include the concrete canoe, the steel bridge, and attendance at the Carolina's Conference. Every year the student chapter performs community projects, sponsors social events and field trips, and travels to meetings at both in-state and out-of-state locations. ASCE student chapter meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in 100 Lowry. 


The ASCE Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization  (ASCE GI-GSO) at Clemson University was established in Fall 2018. The major objectives of this organization are to enrich the geotechnical engineering study experience of the students and to encourage students to be part of and participate in the activities organized by Geo-Institute (G-I). Some of the activities organized by the ASCE GI-GSO at Clemson University include inviting guest speakers from academia and industry, arranging field trips, K-12 outreach, and social events. The active members of ASCE GI-GSO are the graduate students in Geotechnical Engineering. However, undergraduate students can become an associate member. Further, the students, faculty, and staff at Clemson University who are interested in the events organized by the ASCE GI-GSO can participate. For more information, contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Nadarajah Ravichandran.

Chi Epsilon

Chi Epsilon is the national civil engineering honor society. Chi Epsilon was founded on the belief that students who distinguish themselves deserve recognition. The requirements for membership in Chi Epsilon are based on the qualities of scholastic achievement, character, practicality, and sociability--the characteristics of a well-rounded engineer. The Clemson Chi Epsilon Chapter is active in recognizing deserving students, faculty, and professionals. For more information, contact the faculty advisor, Melissa Sternhagen.

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is a professional society of more than 13,000 transportation engineers, planners, and other professionals in over 70 countries. The Clemson Student Chapter introduces students to the transportation profession and supplement their classroom and laboratory experiences. Some of the chapter activities include participating in field trips to various transportation engineering projects, community service projects, technical projects, and fundraisers. Chapter members are eligible to apply for scholarships sponsored by ITE and receive information on potential job opportunities in the transportation profession. All Clemson students are eligible to join the Clemson Student Chapter. For more information, contact the Clemson Student Chapter faculty advisor, Professor Wayne A. Sarasua.

The Structural Engineers Association (SEA)

The Structural Engineers Association of South Carolina - Clemson University Student Chapter is dedicated to furthering students' knowledge of structural engineering. The Clemson Student Chapter was founded in the spring of 2008 by a group of students and professors with the purpose of increasing the body of structural engineering knowledge of Clemson students. For more information, contact the Clemson Student Chapter faculty advisor, Professor Brandon Ross. 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Contact the Clemson chapter of SHPE.