About Us

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE’s mission is to provide essential value to its members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good. In carrying out that mission, ASCE hopes to advance technology, encourage lifelong learning, promote professionalism and the profession, develop civil engineering leaders, and advocate infrastructure and environmental stewardship. ASCE’s vision is that civil engineers are global leaders building a better quality of life.


Founded in 1921, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student chapter of ASCE is one of the largest in the nation with a membership base of over 250 student and faculty members. Our chapter is committed to the goals of ASCE and aims to provide a valuable experience to our members.