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Student Organizations


In the College of Engineering, we have a variety of active and award-winning student organizations. Through participation in one or more of these groups, you’ll have the opportunity to network, be a leader, make lifelong friends, gain knowledge about your chosen profession, volunteer, travel to regional and national conferences, and more.

  • Joint Engineering Council (JEC)
    • This group represents the study body of the College of Engineering. Members work closely with the dean of the College of Engineering, the faculty and our student organizations. Its purpose is to cultivate greater cooperation and communication between all groups.
  • Northern Engineers without Borders
    • This group is for students interested in using their engineering skills to benefit people in developing countries. Students plan projects and go on mission trips – in recent years to the Dominican Republic – where the goal is to improve the quality of life.
  • Polar Robotics Club
    • This group of students designs and builds multiple robotic football players (quarterbacks, centers, linemen, running backs, wide receivers and a kicker) to compete in an annual robotics football match up against undergraduate engineering students from the University of Notre Dame.
  • Innovators of Ohio Northern (ION)
    • This new group is for innovative students interested in physical space and design. The group’s focus is on improving the physical environments in which students learn on campus.
  • Honoraries and Greek
    • Tau Beta Pi
      • This national honorary engineering association is for juniors who are in the upper 12.5 percent of their class and seniors who are in the upper 20 percent of their class.
      • National Website
      • Find the ONU Chapter, Ohio Iota, on Facebook!
    • Upsilon Pi Epsilon
      • This honorary recognizes outstanding talent in the field of computer science, promotes high scholarship and encourages individual contributions to society through computing science.
    • Phi Sigma Rho
      • This group is a social sorority for women in engineering or engineering technology. Sisters develop the highest standard of personal integrity, strive for academic excellence and build friendships that last a lifetime.
      • ONU Chapter Website
      • Facebook
      • National Website
  • Professional organizations
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
      • ASCE is one of the oldest engineering societies in the U.S. It was founded in 1852. This professional group remains relevant and active today, seeking to enhance the quality of living throughout the world by advancing professional knowledge and improving the civil engineering practice. ASCE hosts the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge competitions.
      • ONU Chapter Website
      • National Website
    • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
      • The ASEE, founded in 1893, is a group of nonprofit organizations, individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. ONU became the first undergraduate chapter of ASEE in the nation. Members of this group host guest speakers, attend regional and national conferences, and plan STEM outreach programs like Stem Academy.
      • National Website
    • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
      • This professional organization promotes the advancement and exchange of information in the computing field. Members have access to the latest publications and online resources to stay up-to-date in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of computing.
      • National Website
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE)
      • This international, nonprofit professional organization is devoted to the advancement of technology and education related to electricity. IEEE hosts the Micromouse competition every year.
      • ONU Chapter on Facebook
      • National Website 
    • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
      • This professional organization has more than 90,000 members worldwide who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is a one-stop resource for the latest information and expertise in self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space. SAE hosts the Baja SAE and SAE Aero Design competitions.
      • Chapter Website
      • National Website
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
      • This professional organization is open to male and female engineers who are dedicated to making known the need for more female engineers and for encouraging young women to consider majoring in engineering. ONU’s chapter provides support for its female students and hosts social activities.
      • National Website
College of Engineering

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