Chi Epsilon at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Chi Epsilon is the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. Founded in the Spring of 1922 at the University of Illinois, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Chapter was established in 1940. Chi Epsilon is dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of civil engineering as an ideal profession. To this end, initiation into Chi Epsilon distinguishes a person as being exemplary of the qualities of scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability. At the same time, Chi Epsilon members has a responsibility to offer extraordinary service in the advancement of their profession. Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and ability among civil engineers, always seeking higher standards of professional service. As of January 1, 2014, there are 137 chapters of Chi Epsilon that have initiated over 116,900 members including the late Ralph Peck who was elevated to become a National Member of the Chi Epsilon Honor Society.