Your desire to be
admitted into Tau Beta Pi is a major requirement for election. Full and
enthusiastic participation in the candidate program exemplifies this desire. This
semesters requirements are listed below:
- Polish a provided bent casting.
Traditionally, each Tau Beta Pi candidate is required to polish a small
bent, the official symbol of Tau Beta Pi. When held by a candidate, the
bent represents their character. Polishing the bent, therefore,
represents the polishing of the candidates character.
The candidate who submits the best bent (as judged by the officers of
Tau Beta Pi) will have their initiation fees reimbursed at the initiation
banquet. Poorly finished bents, as judged by the officers, will be
rejected and membership will be denied for the current semester. If you
have questions or doubts as to the quality of your work, contact any
officer for prior approval. Examples of acceptable and unacceptable
polished bents are displayed in the Tau Beta Pi office.
- Complete the signature list as indicated on
its cover sheet. Combined with your bent, the signature list will bring
both Tau Beta Pi and your efforts the attention they deserve.
- Participate in at least two of the following
chapter projects. We participate in these projects to provide service to
our university and community. If you would like to perform a service
project which is not on this list, contact the Tau Beta Pi office. Additional
information for most of these projects is available on this site.
- Carter Center Blood Drive
- Mission Arlington
- Park Beautification (date and location to
be announced later)
- Deans Office assistance
- UTA Volunteers
- Polish a small section of the big Bent
located in the engineering courtyard between Nedderman
Hall and Woolf Hall. Candidates will join teams to polish the Bent.
Polishing materials will be provided. The dates for this event will be
posted outside the Tau Beta Pi office, 608 NH at a later date.
- Attend at least one social activity. This
semester, Tau Beta Pi is sponsoring a pizza party (date and location to
be announced). There will also be a cookout following the Park
Beautification project (date and location to be announced). At each
social activity, you will have the opportunity to complete a majority of
your signature list.
- Pay an initiation fee of $95.0 for your
- Attend the initiation. You must attend the
initiation to become a member of Tau Beta Pi. (Date and location to be
announced.) Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early, as we cannot admit
candidates after the ceremony has begun. An optional banquet will follow
the initiation. The price of the banquet is included in the membership
fee for newly initiated members of Tau Beta Pi. Guest meals can be
purchased for your family and friends.
A Tau Beta Pi member must have personal integrity, a wide
range of interests, adaptability, and be a participant in university and
community activities. All candidates are required to submit a character
reference letter, preferably from a faculty member, that addresses any
aspects of these character issues for the student. (Download
Requirements for Graduate Students
requirements for graduate students are identical to those for undergraduates,
with one exception. All graduate students must submit a letter, printed on
official UTA letterhead, from their advisor which states they have completed
at least 50% of their graduate program in research and thesis work. A written
letter on university or department letterhead is necessary for this
requirement. Several candidates have missed initiation in the past because of
this small piece of paperwork. Make sure you complete this requirement. (Download
Note to All Candidates
Completion of the
above requirements will demonstrate your desire to become a member of Tau
Beta Pi. If you are unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements, your
application for membership to the organization may be declined.