Chi Epsilon is dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession.  The organization recognizes the characteristics of the individual deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of engineering. The SIUE Chapter of Chi Epsilon was inducted as the 121st chapter of the Honor Society of Chi Epsilon on April 26, 1997.  As of April 24, 2018, the Chapter has initiated 301 undergraduate students, eight graduate students, one alumnus, one faculty member, and one chapter honor member.  Dr. Steven Hanna, advisor for the SIUE Civil Engineering Honor Society (the predecessor to Chi Epsilon), was initiated as the first Chapter Honor Member in 1999. The SIUE XE Chapter has also received the Susan C. Brown Outstanding Chapter Performance Award in 2008, 2010, and 2012 Chi Epsilon Conclaves.


2018-2019 Chapter Officers

President: Erich Kopp
Vice President:
Michael J. Thoele
Secretary: Jared J. Williams

Treasurer: Alex P. Nail
Editor of the Transit:
Clint T. Reilson

Pledge Marshal: Logan M. Hawker


Membership is by invitation.  Members are selected based on scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability--the four primary requirements of a successful engineer.  Current members vote on proposed initiates who meet the following requirements.

  • Alumni and Undergraduate students
    • upper one-third of class
    Transfer students
    • at least 24 semester hours at SIUE
    Graduate students
    • at least 6 semester hours at SIUE
    • endorsed by 2 Chi Epsilon faculty members
    • outstanding qualifications as a teacher in civil engineeringexperience and ability worthy of emulation
    • (also approval of the Supreme Council)
  • Chapter Honor Members
    • at least 10 years experience in the civil engineering profession as a licensed professional engineer
    • (also approval of the Supreme Council)



The SIUE chapter of Chi Epsilon is providing FE review sessions once a year in the fall semester in the Engineering Building at SIUE. The schedule of the sessions will be posted in later September here. Tentative topics to be covered are Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Solids, Fluid Mechanics, Computational Tools, Mathematics and Statistics; and introductory topics in the fields of Transportation, Structural, Environmental, and Geotechnical Engineering. The review sessions are taught by SIUE faculty members and have helped many past students and professionals pass the FE exam. There is no charge for currently enrolled SIUE students to attend. The cost for non-SIUE attendees is only $10 per session, which will be collected at the beginning of each review session (make your check payable to "Chi Epsilon").


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Updated 9-5-2018