Student Groups


The following are Civil & Environmental Engineering student groups. In addition to the Department student groups there are a few College wide organizations. They include Engineers without Boarders (EWB), Society of American Indian Society of Engineers and Scientists (AISES), Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Tau Beta Pi, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Women in Engineering (WIE).

American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Student Chapter at the University of Utah was funded to promote camaraderie and collaboration among fellow students interested in concrete.

We want to provide a space for developing our leadership and organizational skills by having fun organizing social and fund raising events. We plan on bringing experts to give lectures to advance the knowledge about concrete of its members, and to offer financial assistance for students to attend at least one ACI International Concrete Convention and Exposition per year.

We hope that our members benefit and gain valuable knowledge and experiences that will help them in their future careers. And by collaborating with our local ACI professional chapter and ACI International, we strive to create meaningful relationships with industry leaders and mentors.

ASCE-T&DI Student Chapter at the University of Utah

The ASCE-T&DI Student Chapter at the U of U is the first T&DI student chapter in the US. T&DI is one of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) eight specialty institutes, with its focus on transportation and development professionals and the transportation and development indust

The ASCE-T&DI Student Chapter at the U of U has Dr. Richard Porter as the advisor, and Dr. Pedro Romero and Dr. Amanda Bordelon as co-advisors. Students who are interested in all aspects of transportation engineering, urban planning and development are welcomed to become a member of this chapter. The chapter works towards connecting the U of U students with T&DI committees, providing scholarship opportunities, sending our students to T&DI conferences, introducing the continuing education programs, promoting networking and coalition-building, providing information on journals and practice-oriented publications, and creating future leaders to deal with the emerging issues in transportation.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Our student chapter provides many opportunities for students to apply their engineering knowledge to real problems while giving back to the community. Our goal is to provide students with experiences outside the classroom that will prepare them for a professional career.

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For more information please email ASCE.

The American Water Resources Association & Water Environment Federation (AWRA-WEF)

The University of Utah student chapters of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) and the Water Environmental Federation (WEF) have combined forces and formed a single club. Both clubs are highly concerned with the quality of water both above and below ground. Membership in the club is open to all registered students of the University of Utah. While the majority of the membership is occupied by students from the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, outreach is being conducted to include students from all colleges on campus. The main purpose of the club is to research, discuss and share ideas in the field of water resources and water quality.

The club is active in participating in and planning various activities throughout the year. Several informative seminars are planned and conducted per semester. Speakers are chosen to represent interesting and important topics dealing with water resources and water quality. The club is also active in organizing and supporting GREEN service projects. Members of the club also participate in State level AWRA and WEF activities, along with hosting an end of the semester party every spring and fall.

Chi Epsilon


Dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession, Chi-Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student.

Engineering, the application of scientific principles to the practical needs of society, is assuming a constantly increasing responsibility for the well-being of all people, and thus calling for competence of the highest order. This responsibility can be discharged only by a professional group whose members are possessed of a good basic technical ability, intelligence, moral integrity, and effective social poise in their relationship with the larger community of which they are part.

To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers, and its members, by precept and example, toward an ever higher standard of professional service.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is one of the largest and fastest growing educational and scientific multimodal professional transportation organizations in the world. This means that as a University of Utah student, you will have access to an abundance of information and resources to help you further your understanding and status as an engineer. ITE will help you grow as a professional, help you advance in your individual field of endeavor, and help you make a positive contribution to society.