Founded in 1885, Tau Beta Pi is the nation's second-oldest honor society and the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It recognizes students of superior scholarship and exemplary character and seeks to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. Tau Beta Pi sponsors an annual convention and produces a quarterly magazine, The Bent.
Since the Manhattan College chapter was founded in 1967, more than 2,000 members have been initiated into the New York Xi chapter of Tau Beta Pi.
To qualify for membership, undergraduates must have a declared major in engineering.
eligible seniors must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and be in the top fifth of their engineering class
eligible juniors must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 and be in the top eighth of their engineering class