Association of General Contractors
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. The state of Montana has one AGC chapter designated as the Montana Contractors Association (MCA) which includes members that represent the majority of Montana’s construction industry’s leaders. The MSU AGC chapter was established in 1974 and provides students with a jump start into their construction careers via peer and professional networking, industry information sessions and local job-site tours, as well as community involvement and service. For more information, see MSU AGC’s page.
The MSU chapter of Chi Epsilon was established in 1974. Chi Epsilon is a National Honor Society dedicated specifically to the practice of civil engineering. For more information, see Chi Epsilon's page.
Society of Women Engineers
Formed in 1950, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties. The MSU SWE works to continue these objectives with resources, activities and leadership. For more information, go to www.coe.montana.edu/SWE
Sigma Lambda Chi
The MSU Chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi, Beta II, was originally established in 1979. Sigma Lambda Chi is The International Honors Society for Leaders in Construction, and is the only international honors society recognizing achievement in construction related programs of study. SLC members at MSU strive to become involved within the community and highlight the importance of professionalism and ethics in the construction industry. For more information or to become involved, please visit out webpage at:
Engineers Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) is a national non-profit, humanitarian organization of engineers and engineering students. All EWB-USA members work on sustainable engineering projects in developing communities. The organization functions around partnerships: each chapter in the United States is paired with a community in a developing country, which has specific engineering project needs. We are partnered with the Khwisero division in rural, Western Kenya and work with the villages there to address their water supply and sanitation problems. To see what the MSU chapter is doing and how to become involved, please visit this link: EWB - MSU
Institute of Transportation Engineers
The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, design, operation and management for any mode of ground transportation. The Montana State University ITE Chapter was established in 1995 to promote the transportation engineering profession on campus and help students grow professionally through information exchange, peer and professional networking, and career advice. For more information, go to http://www.montana.edu/transpogroup/ite/index.html