About HKN

Eta Kappa Nu Mission and Purpose

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Eta Kappa Nu is a unique membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering fields. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, student members develop lifelong skills that earmark them for prominent positions in industry and academia. Members are much better prepared for the post-college world and are especially valuable and attractive to employers. They are recognized as extremely capable, both technically and professionally.

-HKN National Chapter

Psi Chapter

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Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Psi Chapter, is the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society at the University of Texas at Austin. We provide a venue for upper-division ECE honor students to meet each other, interact with the corporate world, and serve the Department, the University, and the community. Like all chapters of HKN, we are dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to community-building social events and external service events, we host host Technical Core Night, where professors discuss each of the technical cores available to students. We also host Peer Advising Night, where HKN members advise underclassmen.


Follow this link to read the full HKN Constitution.

How do I join HKN?

The national headquarters of Eta Kappa Nu requires that pledges be in the top 25% of their class junior year or in the top 33% of their class senior year. In addition, Psi Chapter recommends that pledges have completed either EE 312 or EE 313 and are enrolled in the other during their pledge semester.

If you fulfill these requirements, you will receive a letter in the mail inviting you to undergo a semester-long pledge process.

Check out the Pledges' page for more details about the pledge process.