Chemical Engineering Honor Society Xi Chapter, Northeastern University, Established 1966

What We Do:

  • Mentoring Program: have questions about Chem E? We pair upperclassmen with underclassmen to answer those questions; check out or mentoring program link for more info!
  • Monthly Meetings: We hold professional development, grad-school prep, and general study/chill meetings once a month.
  • Other resources: We connect members with AIChE or SWE to help them get more involved in STEM at Northeastern.


The Mission of the Society is to recognize and promote high scholarship, original investigation and professional service in Chemical Engineering.


  • To recognize excellence in chemical engineering
  • To promote original investigation and innovation in chemical engineering
  • To provide service to the chemical engineering department and its student body
  • To promote comradeship among chemical engineers
  • To promote honesty, integrity, and social responsibility in the chemical engineering profession.


In 1931, a group of chemical engineering students at the University of Illinois met to form an organization which would recognize those juniors and seniors who displayed academic excellence and leadership in their profession. They designed a key, petitioned for and received recognition from the University of Illinois administration, and became the Alpha Chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon. One year later, students at Iowa State University petitioned Alpha Chapter for a charter, which was granted, and the Beta Chapter was formally organized

By its tenth anniversary, another five chapters had been formed. Records for the thirtieth year (1960-61) show 105 persons initiated from 10 chapters. In its Golden Anniversary year, 1980-81, Omega Chi Epsilon received 705 members from 39 chapters.

The current membership includes over 20,000 men and women from 67 chapters. In 1967, the Society became a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

List of OXE chapters

National OXE information