Tau Beta Pi Association records
- 1919 - 2010
- Tau Beta Pi (Corporate Entity)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
17.19 Cubic Feet (3 letter size document boxes, 4 large flat boxes (25 x 37 x 6.5 inches), 1 large flat box (19 x 25 x 6.5 inches), 1 custom box ( 20 x 30 x 1 inches))
Biographical / Historical
Tau Beta Pi holds elections twice a year to elect to membership those students and alumni who have demonstrated their engineering ability as well as their appreciation of standards of character. Usually, engineering students whose academic standing is in the upper eighth of the junior class or the upper fifth of the senior class are eligible for membership. Within each chapter, Tau Beta Pi is administrated by a group of student officers elected by chapter members. The first group of Hopkins students to receive membership in the Maryland Alpha Chapter were eighteen engineering students selected from the Classes of 1920 and 1921. Since then, with the exception of during the Second World War, when all attention was directed toward war-related activities, Tau Beta Pi has been active in the engineering community of The Johns Hopkins University. Outstanding students continue to be honored with membership and the corresponding privileges of taking part in the activities of the association, such as the essay contest and the election of representatives to the national convention of the Tau Beta Pi Association.
Scope and Contents
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA