Student Organizations


Involvement in student organizations is an excellent complement to the academic experience found at a university. Joining an organization helps students develop networking and leadership skills that will be invaluable to their education and their future.

College of Technology

  • Tau Alpha Pi (TAP)

Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates. Membership into Tau Alpha Pi is by invitation only to Engineering Technology students in ABET accredited programs. Students are reviewed for invitation criteria (based on GPA and length in program) each Spring semester with invitations for initiation being mailed out each March. So make sure to look for your invitation next Spring!

Faculty Advisor: Susan Scachitti, Jay Lee, Chandra Sekhar, Gregory Neff

Construction Management & Engineering Technologies

  • Purdue University Calumet Construction Organization

Founded as a social organization, an aid to further student’s development and to increase professional contacts within the construction industry, PUCCO membership is open to current students, and graduates of the Construction Management and Engineering Technologies major. Student membership also includes student memberships in the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Faculty Advisor: Anthony Gregory