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Eligibility for Society-Wide Competitions

  • The following qualifications are required of all ASCE Student Chapters in order to participate in an ASCE-sponsored Society-wide Competition

    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 Conference; and

    b.   Have submitted their student chapter full Annual Report in time to be graded (reports submitted on or before February 1 meet this qualification), 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 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 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 Conference as shown through their school's:

    a.  Good faith participation in the Student Conference Business Meeting (at least one (1) student representative present at the start of the Business Meeting);

    b.  Good faith participation in the Student Conference 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 Conference Paper Competition; 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.