Organizations for Students in the College of Technology
Student Organizations are a wonderful way to get involved with other students, faculty and community members who share your interests and career goals. The College of Technology hosts numerous student organizations, some of them reflecting larger national or international professional organizations and some which are unique to our college.
Membership in the honor societies is by invitation only and is based on academic merit. Student membership in the professional organizations is available to students who are in accredited programs that relate to that of the mission of the professional organization. Usually dues are required, as is a certain minimal course load in the area of your major.
The College of Technology also hosts the following student organizations with local activities.
- ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors Student Chapters) - for those interested in the construction management programs.
- AITP - For those in the information systems or graphics technology programs.
- ASME - For those interested in mechanical engineering technology.
- DECA (Collegiate DECA) - for those interested in the retailing and consumer science programs.
- FSAE (Formula Society of Automotive Engineers) - for those interested in automotive engineering.
- IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) - for those interested in the computer engineering or electrical power programs.
- IGAEA (International Graphic Arts Education Association) - for those interested in the graphic arts and imaging fields.
- ISA (International Society of Automation) - for those interested in instrumentation, energy and transportation.
- MTS (Marine Technology Society) - working to lead the way in solving global issues by enhancing the dissemination of marine technology information with related educational programs.
- NTSO (Non-Traditional Students Organization) - for those interested in a support and mentoring program encouraging academic success.
- SBE (Society for Biological Engineering) - for those interested in the biotechnology program.
- SIDO (Supply-chain Industry and Distribution Organization) - for those interested in the logistics technology programs.
- SSHRD (Student Society of Human Resource Development) - for those interested in human resources development programs.
- SME Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Those in the technology supervision program might also be interested in one of the student societies listed above, depending upon the area of their course emphasis.
Some of these societies do not require a certain major, so in those cases you are also free to join merely out of an interest in that area. See the specific requirements for the society to find out the details.