University of Southern California
National Society of Black Engineers - USC Chapter

About NSBE

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 29,000 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the US and abroad, with its World Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. These chapters are divided into six geographical regions. With programs meant to assist students at the pre-college, collegiate and alumni level, NSBE has accomplished more for the black engineering community than any other organization in the world. The new and innovative project ideas are generated and implemented throughout the year on the chapter, regional and national levels.

Founded in 1978, the USC chapter of NSBE continues to follow the national structure by channeling our efforts into the following programs:

  • Academic Excellence – Study nights, Major of the Month Series, Lab Tours
  • Pre-College Initiative – Community Service, Mentorship Programs
  • Membership Incentive Program – Recognition & Awards for active members

As an official member organization of the Center for Engineering Diversity (CED), we work closely with SHPE, SWE and MEGA to foster unity within the engineering community. When we are not focusing on academics, we also like to host social events, such as skate & game nights, tailgates, and much more! Please feel free to search our website for more details.

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