The American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter is a long-standing tradition for Oregon State University Civil Engineering students. It was first established in 1921 and only six other student chapters are older. They were established in 1920.
The chapter is a valuable part of the Civil Engineering educational process at Oregon State University, and has consistently been recognized as one of the best chapters in the nation based on the annual reports submitted each year documenting chapter activities, projects and impact on their school. The OSU student chapter received the Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 8 (AK, AZ, HI, ID, MT, OR, UT, WA) in 2014. We also received Certificates of Commendation in 1972, 1978, 1979, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2018, for the annual report of the prior year. The chapter was presented with Letters of Honorable Mention in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2017. Finally, the chapter has been recognized with the Outstanding Community Service Award in 1996, Service Certificates of Commendation in 2004 and 2008, Service Award in 2010, the Richard J. Scranton Community Service Award for the top chapter in the nation in community service activities in 2014 and finalist for that same award in 2015, and most recently the Letter of Recognition for Community Service in 2018.
For more information, you can view the 2017 Annual Report. The 2018 ASCE Student Chapter Constitution is also here.
The objectives of the organization are the advancement of the art and science of engineering, the professional improvement of its members, the encouragement of civil responsibility of its members and the encouragement of professional and social interaction between students of civil engineering and between such students and practicing engineers.