Student Groups

Get Involved!

The Department sponsors and supports several student groups. Through participation in a student organization you can give yourself a great way to get to know your classmates while developing your professional skills and having fun.

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
    The mission of the Portland State University Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is to promote professional development, provide networking opportunities with engineering professionals, and to have fun while attending school through community outreach, activities, teamwork, social interaction, and professional interaction. 
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
    AWWA is a resource for people to join together and help protect public health and safety by providing clean water for all.  Portland University's student chapter is aimed to connect students with professionals and learn about the vast resources we have here in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
    The mission of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute student chapter is to increase earthquake awareness, provide opportunity for leadership, and to promote future involvement among students. 
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
    EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. EWB USA-PSU has international projects in Central America and Africa. 
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    SHPE works toward improving the diversity of STEM field. We hope to increase involvement and retention of Hispanic and other minorities in Engineering, Computer Science, and other STEM majors. We help students become connected with resources in the college to help them succeed. For more information contact
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.  
  • Students in Transportation Engineering and Planning (STEP)
    STEP, Portland State University's ITE student chapter, engages its members in relevant transportation issues and activities to further professional and academic development. The chapter facilitates relationships between transportation students from different disciplines, both within PSU and with other universities, with a view toward building a shared understanding that would be helpful to students both in their academic studies and in practice. 
  • Tau Beta Pi
    Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession.  
  • WTS
    The Portland State University Student Chapter of WTS is dedicated to building the future of transportation through the development and education of women.