Tau Beta Pi was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 making it the second oldest honor society in the nation. Its continued efforts at creating a tight knit community for engineering students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character for over 100 years makes it the oldest and most prestigious Engineering Honor Society in the nation. Tau Beta Pi is also the only Engineering Honor Society that represents all fields of the engineering profession.
Tau Beta Pi has created an environment in which engineering students can be acknowledged for their hard work and also allows students to form more connections with employers and luminaries in the area. Joining Tau Beta Pi means becoming part of an organization that is bigger than any one person or university. With over 200 chapters, Tau Bates initiate into an active network of information and support