Tau Beta Pi - Texas Epsilon
The University of Houston | 4800 Calhoun Road | Houston, Texas 77004

Tau Beta Pi
Engineering Honor Society



Who are we?



Tau Beta Pi (TBP) is the oldest engineering honor society and the second oldest collegiate honor society in America. At the University of Houston, the Texas Epsilon Chapter (TX-E) was established in 1962. The organization honors engineering students who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity.

Specifically, the society was founded to “mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.” The organization stands by the motto, Integrity and Excellence in Engineering. The organization is invitation only based on GPA and class rank.


Tau Beta Pi's mission is to:

  • Recognize – accomplishments among engineering students and professionals.
  • Celebrate – exemplary people and their important engineering contributions to society.
  • Champion – engineering as a highly valued career.

Tau Beta Pi Yell:

"Ammeter, Indicator, Wye Level Wye, slide rule dynamo, Tau Beta Pi!"