Montana State University

Student Chapters

Department of Civil Engineering students has five very active student chapters and two honor societies.

This page is being updated. Please submit any student chapter information to the Civil Engineering office.

Chi Epsilon

The MSU chapter of Chi Epsilon was established in 1974.  Chi Epsilon is a National Honor Society dedicated specifically to the practice of civil engineering.  For more information, see

The Bio-Resources Engineering Club (Inactive during 2012)

The BREN Club is designed to give students familiarity with the Bio-Resources Engineering (BREN) option of the Civil Engineering degree program at MSU.  The club is not just for BREN students. Anyone interested in sustainable and environmentally conscious engineering practices is encouraged to attend the club's monthly meetings, which often feature a guest speaker.

Society of Women Engineers

Formed in 1950, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties. The MSU SWE works to continue these objectives with resources, activities and leadership. For more information, go to

Sigma Lambda Chi

.The MSU Chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi, Beta II, was originally established in 1979. Sigma Lambda Chi is The International Honors Society for Leaders in Construction, and is the only international honors society recognizing achievement in construction related programs of study. SLC members at MSU strive to become involved within the community and highlight the importance of professionalism and ethics in the construction industry. For more information or to become involved, please visit out webpage at:

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) is a national non-profit, humanitarian organization of engineers and engineering students. All EWB-USA members work on sustainable engineering projects in developing communities. The organization functions around partnerships: each chapter in the United States is paired with a community in a developing country, which has specific engineering project needs. We are partnered with the Khwisero division in rural, Western Kenya and work with the villages there to address their water supply and sanitation problems. To see what the MSU chapter is doing and how to become involved, please visit this link: EWB - MSU