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The following qualifications are required of all ASCE Student Chapters in order to advance to the ASCE Society-wide Competition Finals:

An ASCE Student Chapter must:

1. Be in good standing with ASCE:

a. Have paid their annual dues, as received by ASCE, prior to the start of the Student Symposium; and

b. Have submitted their student chapter full Annual Report no later than February 1, 11:59 p.m. EST, and have received a minimum score of 40 points out of a possible 100. Student Chapters that submit an EZ annual reporting form do not qualify; and

c. Act appropriately. As representatives of ASCE and the civil engineering profession, all competition and symposium participants are expected to and must act professionally and courteously. The use of alcohol, marijuana, or other controlled substance is strictly prohibited, including but not limited to competitions and banquets.

Note: Invitations to Symposium and Society-wide Competitions are a privilege, not a right. Failure to act appropriately 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 Symposium as shown through their school's:

a. Good faith participation in the annual Student Conference Business Meeting as a component of the Student Symposium. At least one (1) student representative shall be present at the start of the Business Meeting;

b. Good faith participation in the Student Symposium Paper Competition, including submission and presentation by at least one (1) member of the ASCE Student Chapter. Note that any papers/presentations created for any other competition do not count as an entry into the Student Symposium Paper Competition.

Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to [email protected].