In order to facilitate broader participation by ASCE Student Organizations in Student Conference activities, the ASCE Committee on Student Members (CSM) stresses the importance of the conference as an event that is much more than a qualifying round for national competitions and highlights the required events at a conference. As such, the following qualifications are required of all ASCE Student Organizations in order to participate in an ASCE-sponsored National Competition.
An ASCE Student Organization must:
1. Be in good standing with ASCE:
a) annual report and annual dues must be submitted and received by ASCE prior to the start of the Student Conference, and
b) as representatives of ASCE and the civil engineering profession, all competition and conference participants are expected to and must act professionally and courteously. The use of alcohol, marijuana, or other controlled substance is strictly prohibited.
Note: Invitations to conference and national competitions are a privilege, not a right. Failure to adhere to this policy can result in letters of reprimand, mandatory behavior management plans, and loss of invitations to further competition for individual institutions and/or entire conferences.
2. Attend and participate in their assigned Student Conference as shown through their school’s:
a) Good faith participation in the Student Conference Business Meeting (i.e. on time attendance by at least one student representative);
b) Good faith participation in the Student Conference Paper Competition (i.e. submission and presentation by at least one member of the ASCE Student Organization); and
c) Meeting any additional requirements of Student Conference participation set by the Student Conference at the previous year’s business meeting or in their written and approved by- laws, standing rules, or constitution.
Note: The concrete canoe design paper/oral presentation does not count as an entry into the Student Conference Paper Competition. It is not a requirement that a concrete canoe (or steel bridge) team member submit and present a Student Conference Paper.