Alpha Pi Mu Rating, Reviews and Requirements. Is it worth it?
Active membership shall be open to undergraduate students fully registered in an industrial engineering or comparable engineering curriculum, which curriculum has been approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or other equivalent accrediting agency, who are ranked as third or fourth year students by their college and are in good and regular standing.
- Third year students who have maintained an average scholastic grade in the upper one-fifth of the industrial engineering class of which they are a member shall be eligible for active membership.
- Fourth year students who have maintained an average scholastic grade in the upper one-third of the industrial engineering class of which they are a member shall be eligible for active membership.
- Transfer students ranked as third or fourth year students who have transferred from another school or department in the same school shall be eligible for active membership. They must have maintained a scholastic average in the upper one-fifth, if a third year student, or upper one-third if a fourth year student, of the class from which they transferred and maintained this average for one grade period after the transfer.
Active membership shall be open to graduate students, provided they are in good and regular standing and candidates for a graduate degree in an industrial engineering or comparable engineering curriculum.
- Masters degree students must have completed at least one-third of the program requirements and rank in the upper one-half of their class.
- Doctoral degree students must have a written recommendation from the head of the department of industrial engineering or a member of the faculty designated by the department head.
All students who meet the scholarship requirements should also exhibit positive characteristics of leadership, ethicality, sociability and widespread interest.
Membership in any other fraternity or society shall not exclude a student from active membership.
The scholastic requirements of the individual chapters may be raised above those set forth above.
The initiation fee is a one-time assessment of $45. The fee covers the cost of a certificate of membership, an Alpha Pi Mu key, and the general expenses of the organization.
- To confer recognition upon the industrial engineering student who has shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in his field.
- To encourage wherever possible any movement which will advance the best interest of industrial engineering education.
- To further unify the student body of the Industrial Engineering Department in presenting its needs and ideals to the faculty.
- To create a closer student-faculty relationship by bringing together the needs and thoughts of both.
- To assist and cooperate with all organizations and persons working for the interest of industrial engineering.
- To benefit its members by the association and experience that can come from bringing together a group with similar interests, objectives, and abilities.
- To promote the professional welfare of all.
The Goals of Alpha Pi Mu
- Recognize top junior and senior industrial engineering students for their academic achievements
- Increase professional development among members
- Promote networking among faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students
- Have fun!
- Recognition as someone who has shown exceptional academic interests, abilities and leadership in the field of industrial engineering.
- Association and experience of belonging to a group with similar interests, objectives and abilities.
- Participation in activities beneficial to the industrial engineering profession and industrial engineering education.
- Opportunity to create a closer student-faculty relationship by periodically bringing together the thoughts, needs and ideals of both.
- Opportunity to assist and cooperate with all organizations and persons concerned with the interests of industrial engineering.
- Opportunity to promote the professional development and welfare of the members.
Observation #1: Not too many benefits from being in this society other than preparation for the field of Industrial Engineering.
Observation #2: This is an incredible society for networking within its niche, and has helped many of its members obtain jobs post-graduation.
Observation #3: Their website seemed a bit empty and we had to dig to find this information, so perhaps an update to their recruitment system would be a good recommendation.