Tau Beta Pi is an honorary society whose membership include engineering students maintaining a high grade of scholarship in their course. Its objects are to advance the standard of engineering education and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engineering schools of America. The society was established at Lehigh University in 1885. There are chapters at nearly all of the leading colleges and State Universities. The Maine Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi was installed March 11, 1911. It serves as a means of communication, of friendship and of mutual assistance between the members in Maine and other colleges and State Universities.