Pledge Corner

Benefits of joining HKN
  • Community: Meet fun people, and make new friends. Play foosball, and attend great events!
  • Prestige: Be part of the coolest society in the department!
  • Networking: Create good relationships with faculty and corporate representatives. Company reps come just to meet you!
Information for Prospective Pledges

The national headquarters of Eta Kappa Nu requires that undergraduate pledges be in the top 25% of their class during their junior year or in the top 33% of their class during their senior year. Psi Chapter requires that undergraduate pledges have completed either EE312 or EE313 and are enrolled in the other during their pledge semester. In addition, Psi Chapter invites all graduate students who have completed at least one semester of graduate school to pledge. During the pledge process, prospective members are required to participate in various service and social activities to encourage pledges to network with peers, faculty, and people in industry.

Spring 2016 Pledge Class

Pledge Awards

Spring 2016 Best Pledge
Spring 2016 Best Sig Book

Requirements for Pledging

The requirements fall under four categories: General Meetings, HKN Hours and Events, Big/Little Hours, and Miscellaneous. The requirements for all four categories must be met to successfully pledge. Requirements vary based on current status as an undergraduate or graduate student.

Requirements for Undergraduates

Attend ALL general meetings (4 total)
General meetings are held Tuesday nights.
Dates are available on our calendar.
If you cannot attend all of the meetings during the semester you are pledging due to any conflict (including class or work), please contact the recording secretary.
Complete the following events and talks:
Six service hours (Habitat for Humanity, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Explore UT, etc.)
Five social events
Three society events (Tech Core Night, Peer Advising Night, Sig Party, Graduate Student Panel)
Two total of from the following: 1) fireside 2) tech talks
Two miscellaneous events (Service, Social, Society, Tech Talks)
One coffee chat or progress interview
Some notes:

Fulfill Big/Little Requirements
Two Big/Little social event (these also count toward the 5 social requirement)
Note: Big/Little Requirements can be used for general requirements as well

Miscellaneous
Turn in a completed signature book at Smoker. Requirements are below.
Take and pass the pledge quiz
Attend Smoker
Attend Induction
Pay dues of $100.

Requirements for Graduates

Attend two general meetings
General meetings are held Tuesday nights.
Dates are available on our calendar.
If you cannot attend all of the meetings during the semester you are pledging due to any conflict (including class or work), please contact the recording secretary.

Complete the following events*
Two social events
Two society event or one graduate project
Two miscellaneous events (Service, Social, Society, Tech Talks)

Fulfill Big/Little Requirements*
One Big/Little social event
Miscellaneous
Attend Smoker
Attend Induction
Pay dues of $100.

Some notes:

Please note that some variations will occur from semester to semester, but the basic pledge requirements will always be the same.


The Signature Book

Required signatures
Two signatures from two of the three HKN Faculty Advisors
Two signatures from two of the three ECE Undergraduate Advisors
Five signatures from ECE faculty members
Nine signatures from all of the HKN officers
Ten signatures from active HKN members (not including the officers)
Ten signatures from pledges (not including yourself).
Total of 38 signatures.
Guidelines

Example Sig Books

Rosa's sig book. View 1. Rosa's sig book. View 2.
Rosa M. Avilla, Spring 2003
Clarissa's sig book
Clarissa Lui, Fall 2002

Pledge Quiz

Here's a list of things to do and study in preparation for the pledge quiz:

Don't sweat it if you don't pass. We might be inclined to give you another chance!

Pledges Mailing List

Each semester we place all of our pledges on the pledges mailing list in order to communicate with them during the pledge process. If you are a pledge but are not on the pledges list please contact an officer to get yourself added.