The selection of members shall be based upon Scholarship, Character, Practicality, and Sociability - the four primary requirements of a successful engineer.

Membership shall be chosen from among students duly registered in civil engineering, and students registered in directly associated civil engineering options. Membership shall be chosen from among students who have completed at least one-half of the work required for their bachelor’s degree.

To be eligible for membership, an undergraduate must rank scholastically in the upper one-third of his or her class in a curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering or in a closely related curriculum. This requirement is to be considered the Sole scholastic criterion for membership, and it is Not the prerogative of the individual chapter to lower this criterion in any manner.