The first chapter of Eta Kappa Nu was founded by Maurice L. Carr, a student at the University of Illinois, on October 28, 1904. The organization now has over 175,000 members. Our chapter, established in 2003, is anxious to add its contribution to this honorable and exclusive society which encourages scholastic, professional, and personal success.
Our Kappa Tau chapter at Baylor University was established in 2003. Since then our membership has grown and we are ready to represent our school and our profession with honor.
- Scholastic: Undergraduate students in the upper fourth of their junior ECE class or upper third of their senior ECE class are eligible for consideration to be inducted into HKN (as provided by our constitution). While grades are not a perfect test of a person's intelligence or common sense, they are good indication.
- Professional: This requirement measures a candidate's ability to succeed despite hard, and occasionally disagreeable work. No full permanent success can be attained by sliding along the path of least resistance. By virtue of your superior talents and extensive training you owe it to your fellow man to aid and assist whenever the need for something exists that is within your power to give. Make the most of the materials you have at hand, and strive always to produce as creditable a product as is possible.
- Personal: You are, for the most part, as others see you. Members of HKN are congenial, modest, dependable; they are tolerant of the ideas and practices of others; they are unselfish; and they display tact in their dealings with their colleagues.