Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society
National Engineering Honor Association dedicated to Clement J. Freund
The Dean of Engineering from 1932-1962
The Professor of Engineering from 1932-1965
The TAU BETA PI was established on January 20, 1941
To symbolize the scholarship and distinction of the college of engineering of the University of Detroit Mercy.
The Tau Beta Pi Association is the oldest engineering honor society in the United States and the second oldest collegiate honor society in America. It honors engineering students who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity. Specifically, the association was founded "to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges."
Membership is by invitation only to engineering students who have shown academic achievement.