Epsilon Pi Tau Rating, Reviews and Requirements. Is it worth it?
What are the requirements to be in Epsilon Pi Tau?
Students majoring in an approved program or course sequence and have completed 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of credit and are identified in the upper 35% of undergraduates in the approved program(s) of the unit sponsoring a chapter. In addition, the individual’s course record in the major technology program must show a grade point average of 3.25 or higher (some chapters require a higher GPA) and at least 16 semesters or 24 quarter credit hours in the major must have been earned.
What is the history of Epsilon Pi Tau? EPT Recognizes and advances the professional work of practitioners in the technology professions. In terms of history:
- Epsilon Pi Tau was established in 1929. It is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization incorporated in the state of Ohio.
- Epsilon Pi Tau was founded under the leadership of William E. Warner, a renowned professor at The Ohio State University. Its headquarters were in Columbus, Ohio, for 45 years.
- Many of the Warner-conceived traditions of excellence, professional responsibilities, and service to members remain at the heart of Epsilon Pi Tau’s mission and vision.
- Delmar Olson, one of Warner’s successors, moved the headquarters to Casper, Wyoming, where it remained until 1976.
What are the key benefits of being a member of Epsilon Pi Tau?
- Awards - Eligibility to compete for the annual Warner Awards.
- Social Benefits- Closer academic, professional, and social relationships with the faculty and fellow EPT members at your university.
- Professional Advancement- Epsilon Pi Tau reinforces resume notations for active members by providing confirmation of membership and the honor society’s high academic and leadership standards in support of graduate school applications and to potential employers when so requested.
- Employment Opportunities
- Leadership Opportunities
Based on the information, here is our review:
Our first observation is: some chapters require a higher GPA than Headquarters requires, but information on why and how this is the case is not readily available on their site.
Our second observation was: that in terms of benefits, they don’t seem to offer many other than prestige, notoriety and awards.
Our third observation was: this is a niche society, so while the alumni pool may be smaller, they are more tight knit, making job opportunities easier to find/scout.