THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS
COLLEGIATE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
The National Society of Black
Engineers (NSBE) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit association that is owned and managed
by its members. The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional
success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers
its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring
opportunities, career placement services and more! NSBE is comprised of
more than 270 collegiate, 75 professional and 75 pre-college chapters nationwide
and overseas. NSBE is governed by an executive board of college students and
professional engineers (Alumni Board only) and is operated by a professional
staff in our National Headquarters located in Alexandria, VA.
We suggest that you also read the Constitution
and By-laws of our organization to give you an idea of how NSBE is structured.
If you need assistance with some of the many acronyms, please use the acronym
Who is Eligible for Student
Student membership is open to all
engineering, math, physical, applied and computer science majors. All others are
invited to become affiliate members. Graduate students have the option to join
NSBE either as a student or an Alumni (technical professional) member. If you
choose not to be affiliated with a chapter on your campus, you will be
considered a "Member At-Large," classified by your geographical
region. Members "At-Large" receive the same benefits as those who
belong to a chapter. To find the chapter nearest you, view the student chapter
What if a chapter DOES NOT Exist on
If your campus doesn't have a chapter,
we invite you to start one! Simply download the student chapter chartering forms
and submit to the NSBE National Headquarters. Your other option is to join as a
What are the Benefits?
· ACADEMIC SUPPORT: Programs and
services that enhance your academic development;
· NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: Build
relationships with students who have similar career goals;
· EDUCATION: Keep abreast of industry
trends and issues;
· ACCESS to EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Free Resume Distribution Service and access to regional and national career
· FREE COPIES OF THE NSBE MAGAZINE:
Published five times a year, this award winning magazine will provide you with
the latest industry news as well as keep you abreast of internal NSBE news;
What are the Annual Dues?
Annual collegiate student membership
dues are $10, and may be paid directly to NSBE National Headquarters or to your
chapter. Most chapters charge chapter dues, and these fees are in addition to
the national dues.
What is the Student Membership
Student membership expires on July
31st of each year, as it follows the NSBE fiscal cycle. After this date, student
members must renew their membership status. Membership forms received after
April 30th of any year will be processed for the following membership year,
which begins August 1st.
What happens when I Graduate?
Upon graduation, student members are
strongly encouraged to continue their participation with NSBE and join the
Alumni Extension of Technical Professionals. The membership dues are free to
students who join within one year of graduation (a $50 value)!
How do I Join NSBE?
To join NSBE as a collegiate student
member, simply submit a student membership form along with your annual dues of
The National Society of Black
Student Membership Dues
P.O. Box 75426
Baltimore, MD 21275
Credit Card payments may be faxed
to: (703) 549-2388
*DO NOT SEND FORMS WITHOUT
PAYMENT…THEY WILL BE RETURNED UNPROCESSED!
What is the Fulfilling the Legacy
Scholarship, and How can Members Contribute?
The Fulfilling the Legacy Scholarship
epitomizes NSBE's mission statement, and is awarded to deserving undergraduate
students. The number of scholarships available is determined by the amount of
money donated to the fund by the membership and private donations each year.
Your minimum donation of $1.00 can be made by designating your contribution on
the membership form.
How do I Report a Change of
All information changes should be sent
to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use this address to report a change in
your e-mail address or phone number.
Contact the Membership Services
Department at NSBE Headquarters:
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-2207 ext. 221 0r 210 or