How to Form a Chapter?

The following materials should be sent to the Tau Alpha Pi National Office in Washington, DC prior to the annual meeting of the Board of Directors in June.  Any questions about the process of starting an affiliate chapter or Tau Alpha Pi in general should be directed to Tom Walker: e-mail tap@asee.orgor (202) 331-3531.

The address to send materials to is:

Tau Alpha Pi
c/o ASEE
1818 N Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

  • Petition addressed to the Board of Directors signed by the proposed chapter advisor and at least 5 charter members
  • Local by-laws describing the requirements for membership in the affiliate chapter, including GPA and eligible programs
  • Course catalog from the institution describing the eligible programs
  • Proof of accreditation by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET) and the institution’s local accreditation board
  • Names, addresses, email addresses, and majors of the charter members and the proposed advisor
  • Check or money order for the affiliate chapter initiation fee ($100.00)
  • Checks or money orders for each charter member’s initiation fee ($35.00 per member)

Download Instruction to Tau Alpha Pi Rituals Ceremony here: TAP Ritual Ceremony

Download Tau Alpha Pi new member application form here: New Member Application Form (to be submitted through chapter advisor)