|Tau Beta Pi|
|Recognition||January 23, 1971|
|Advisor||Dr. Alan Nye, Dr. James Heliotis, Dr. Harvey Palmer, and Dr. Chris Hoople|
Tau Beta Pi is a honor society at Rochester Institute of Technology. The RIT chapter is NY Pi. It was founded in January 1971 and currently has around 65 active undergraduate members.
Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to become candidates of Tau Beta Pi based on their academic qualifications. Juniors who rank in the top eighth of their class and seniors who rank in the top fifth of their class are invited to become candidates for membership in Tau Beta Pi. Graduate students who have completed at least 50% of their degree requirements and who rank in the top fifth of their class are also eligible to become candidates for membership. Others who have had a large impact on engineering and society through engineering are often invited by individual chapters to join as eminent engineers or alumnus members.
Those selected for membership receive a letter in their mailfolder and a letter from the Dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering sent home to their parents inviting them to join. These letters are sent out to qualified initiates at the beginning of the fall and winter quarters.
RIT's TBP chapter hosts a variety of activities for its members and the RIT/Rochester community. These include: