Welcome to the Delaware Alpha Chapter

The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. was founded in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in the field of engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engineering colleges.

Membership in Tau Beta Pi is a noteworthy honor. Members rank among the top engineering students in the College of Engineering since membership is limited to those undergraduates who rank in the upper eighth of their junior engineering class, or upper fifth of their senior or graduating engineering class.

Chartered on November 25, 1933, our Delaware Alpha Chapter is one of the first honor societies established on the University of Delaware campus. Our Bent is outside the front of Evans Hall, once home to the College of Engineering, and was installed in 1981. Throughout our 88 years of history, we have initiated 2,691 members who have gone on to become outstanding leaders in the engineering community. Thirty-eight (38) deans and faculty of the College of Engineering are members of Tau Beta Pi, in addition to some of our most successful alumni who are now leaders in the industry, research, and academia.  Becoming a member offers opportunities for individual leadership, networking at both the local and district levels, and service to the University and the community.