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Civil & Environmental Engineering Student Organizations

American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCE’s mission is to enhance the education and professional development of civil engineering students, to promote the College of Engineering, to serve the community, and to provide a medium for students to develop relationships with fellow students, faculty, and professionals.  This mission is accomplished through technical, professional, and civic activities by active participation in professional meetings, technical presentations and tours, community service projects, and participation in annual ASCE design competitions.

Associated General Contractors (AGC)

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the voice of the construction industry, is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry related companies dedicated to skill, integrity, and responsibility. Operating in partnership with its Chapters, the association provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest. AGC is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by educating the industry to employ the finest skills, promoting use of the latest technology and advocating building the best quality projects for owners--public and private. AGC is committed to three tenets of industry advancement and opportunity: Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility.

Chi Epsilon
Dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession, Chi-Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student. Engineering, the application of scientific principles to the practical needs of society, is assuming a constantly increasing responsibility for the well-being of all people, and thus calling for competence of the highest order. This responsibility can be discharged only by a professional group whose members are possessed of a good basic technical ability, intelligence, moral integrity, and effective social poise in their relationship with the larger community of which they are part. To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers, and its members, by precept and example, toward an ever higher standard of professional service.

Engineers without Borders

EWB is a student organization dedicated to helping local and international communities create sustainable solutions in order to improve their quality of life.  We are a group of graduate and undergraduate students whose mission is: (1) to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged communities by developing environmentally conscious, socially equitable, and economically sustainable engineering projects; (2) to develop lasting and responsible relationships with the communities we work with; and (3) to create opportunities for students to gain experience in community development, both locally and abroad. Our group is responsible for the design, fundraising, construction, and implementation of each project. The idea is not to create a singular “solution” but to provide the tools necessary for the community to help themselves. We believe that students and engineers are part of the solution to social inequalities.

Institute of Transportation Engineers

ITE’s University of Massachusetts Amherst student chapter was founded in 1990. The award-winning chapter remains busy throughout the year focusing its activities in three areas: professional development, community service, and social events. This includes field trips, attendance at conferences, guest speakers, community outreach, and chapter social activities. The chapter meets regularly throughout the year and all meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more.