California Psi Chapter and Mission Statement
The California Psi Chapter at UC San Diego was established in 1994. Currently at about 150 members, both the size of membership and activities over the past several years has increased dramatically. With regards to activities, the California Psi chapter interacts with other student organizations in campus-wide events, as well as conduct its own endeavors, such as community service. Community service is an important part of an honor society, as it is the duty of those who have excelled in academics to act in an unselfish manner to promote the education and academic interest of others. For this and other reasons, the participation of members in tutoring and outreach programs is highly stressed. The California Psi chapter offers free tutoring services for all engineering students in lower and upper division engineering classes. Members are also involved with the Student Outreach program in which groups of 4-5 Tau Bates go to a local grade school once a week to teach basic science and engineering principles through fun and exciting experiments.
As a relatively new and developing chapter, the California Psi chapter seeks to advance all the disciplines of engineering, and in the process, increase the visibility and recognition of Tau Beta Pi on the UC San Diego campus. Through the tutoring and outreach programs, as well as Tau Beta Pi sponsored engineering workshops and activities, it is the hope of this chapter to encourage the distinguished scholarship, exemplary character, and unselfish activity that is the basis of the founding of Tau Beta Pi as an honor society.