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Student Organizations

Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Organizations

Civil engineering and environmental engineering majors can participate in student organizations specific to their majors. Students gain leadership and professional experience along with participation in national collegiate competitions.

The Rutgers ASCE Student Chapter represents The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on campus. We provide students with a department career fair day, professional engineers from industry that come in and review student resumes, as well as shadow days at top engineering firms. We also have two teams, a concrete canoe team and a steel bridge team where students themselves design and then compete with other universities in the northeast area every year. 

The Rutgers AWWA Student Chapter represents The American Water Works Association (AWWA) on campus. Here at Rutgers, we provide students with numerous networking opportunities on campus with environmental engineers from various local engineering firms, such as Hatch Mott MacDonald and CDM Smith. There is also an opportunity every year to compete in a water filter design competition with other engineering students.

The Engineers in Action (EIA) university chapter is an international non-profit organization that works alongside community members, industry partners, and university students to build footbridges in isolated communities in the developing world. EIA provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. Since its foundation in 2001, EIA has supported or constructed over 200 footbridges in 20 countries, serving nearly one million people.

EWB-USA is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. 

The Rutgers Chapter is involved in several project in Guatemala, Kenya, Tanzania and Camden, NJ. 

Chi Epsilon is the national honor society for civil and environmental engineering students. This society recognizes the top third of the junior or senior class who display the qualities embodied by their four pillars: Scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability.

The North American Society of Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is an engineering society of individuals, public organizations and private companies with strong beliefs in the practical, social and environmental benefits of trenchless technology. Founded in 1990, NASTT represents more than 1,600 members throughout the U.S.A and Canada who all promote better and more responsible ways to manage our underground infrastructure. 

Get Involved

The School of Engineering provides many opportunities for students to become involved in activities outside the classroom. More than 40 engineering-specific student organizations offer opportunities for leadership, friendship, and exploration.