Membership in Tau Beta Pi is by invitation only. Eligible students are juniors ranked in the top eigth of their class and seniors ranked in the top fifth of their class by cumulative GPA. Candidates must demonstrate both exemplary character and high academic achievement. In order to accept an invitation, a student must complete an interview, polish a personal bent, seek signatures from Tau Beta Pi faculty members, perform community service, and attend an induction ceremony. Students must participate in Tau Beta Pi each semester in order to remain in good standing. Members in good standing have the opportunity to wear honor cords at graduation and run for positions on the Executive Board.