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Diversity in Engineering Center

Student Clubs and Organizations

Community. Professionalism. Engineering Excellence.

Looking for more ways to get involved on campus? Students helping students is core to our Center’s work, and this is exemplified by our student organizations. Connect with students with similar interests and attend events such as dialogues on workplace culture, resume reviews and national and regional conferences. There are also regional professional chapters associated with some of our organizations, giving students professional mentors within their industry.

Following our mission of inclusivity, our student organizations are open to all students as we continue to create and uphold an engineering community that celebrates diversity academically, professionally and socially.

UD Chapters of National Professional Organizations
National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE is dedicated to the academic and professional success of Black and African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.

Adviser: Gerica Brown


Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM)

oSTEM is the largest non-profit professional association for LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community. 

Contact: Laura Bistrek at 

Society of Women Engineers

SWE is one of the largest professional networks of women in the nation and on campus. SWE hosts training and development programs, networking opportunities, community building activities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities and much more.

Adviser: Beth Hart


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The University of Dayton SHPE Student Chapter is one of many SHPE chapters within the National SHPE network. We strive to empower our members to realize their full potential and to excel both in their academic and professional careers within all STEM fields.

Adviser: Gerica Brown


Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

SASE was founded to prepare Asian heritage scientists, engineers and technologists for success in the global business world, celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace, and to provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities. Membership is open to all.

Adviser: Gerica Brown


Engineering Greek Life
Phi Sigma Rho

Phi Sigma Rho, Gamma Chapter at the University of Dayton is a social sorority for women in engineering and technical majors. Through Phi Sigma Rho, our sisters develop the highest standard of personal integrity, strive for academic excellence and build friendships that last a lifetime.

Adviser: Shawnee Breitenstein



Engineering Honors Society
Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is a universally recognized Engineering Honors Society regarded with high esteem. Students with Junior or Senior status of any engineering discipline who have reached the scholastic requirements and have shown exemplary character are invited to join. We focus on academics, service, networking, and social events. Our events include service projects in the community, student/professor networking events, spaghetti dinners, trivia nights, pumpkin carvings, and free pies on pi day.

Adviser: Laura Bistrek




Laura Bistrek, Exec. Director, Diversity in Engineering Center

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