FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I become a member of CSUS ASCE?
You can become a member by attending a meeting. Meetings are hosted monthly and information on current and future meetings are posted on the website under News.
why should I join ASCE?
ASCE is dedicated to helping students who plan on pursuing the field of civil engineering. Grade and experience level are not factors when it comes to selecting members, if you feel that you would be able to benefit from ASCE and its related clubs, become a member.
Is there a fee for becoming a member?
In your first meeting, you will be asked for a fee of $15 if you are a returning member. New members are free. All fees must be paid in cash, and are used to fund various club projects, community outreach programs, and club events. This is only a one time fee however, and will cover all meetings for the entire semester, including food costs at those meetings.
What is a National Member? Do I need to become one?
Though national membership is not required, it is highly recommended. National membership not only benefits the CSUS campus, but also gives you many benefits including free webinars and online discussions, member-only advancement programs, networking opportunities and discounts to local and online services that tailor to the profession of engineering. For a full list of benefits and to register as a national member, click HERE.
What if I only want to join a specific club? (i.e: Geochallenge or Steelbridge)
ASCE is the main hub for all activities within many of the various clubs on campus, such as Steelbridge, Geochallenge, Water Resources and even Transportation Challenge. The monthly meetings, which are hosted by ASCE, allow the different clubs to go over current and future projects. Students are not required to be active in all clubs, however, as a member of ASCE and the respective clubs, students will be able to further their understanding of the world of engineering as well as begin their networking with colleagues in the respective fields.
What if I can’t make it to one of the monthly meetings?
Students are not expected to attend every single meeting, however, it is strongly advised as these meetings could have a direct influence over club projects, future events, and possibly even give you the opportunity to meet your next employer. In the event that a student cannot attend a meeting, meeting minutes will be posted after every meeting under the News section.
What are my obligations as a member of ASCE?
You have no obligations to ASCE, however, to fully take advantage of ASCE, your involvement will lead to self betterment, greater understanding within the field of engineering, and greater opportunities in the future. In short, your involvement will directly influence what you get out of the club.
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