Student Organizations

Graduate students at Princeton Engineering can join any organization at Princeton University, including those created by undergraduates.

Several organizations cater specifically to engineering graduate students:

Graduate Engineering Council (GEC)

The Graduate Engineering Council serves as a liaison between the engineering school’s graduate student body and administration.

The council keeps graduate students informed about the decisions and forthcoming projects being discussed by the administration, while the representatives from each department bring the concerns of graduate students to the attention of the administration to work toward a solution. The GEC also provides interactive and informative programs for the graduate student body. To contact the GEC, email

Graduate Women In Science and Engineering (GWISE)

Graduate Women in Science and Engineering is a community of female graduate students in the engineering school and of others interested in issues of importance to women who study engineering and science.

GWISE organizes social events, scientific seminars, welcome and graduation receptions, and student travel grants, and also invites speakers who share their personal experiences in science and engineering.

Wesley L. Harris *68 Scientific Society (WLHSS)

The Wesley L. Harris *68 Scientific Society aims to increase the number of under-represented minority researchers in engineering, mathematics, science, and technology.

The society organizes lectures, networking events, seminars, and workshops throughout the year to create a supportive interdisciplinary community of graduate students, researchers, and undergraduates. For more information, contact Professor William A. Massey.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Established in fall 2004, Engineers Without Borders–Princeton University Chapter is a dynamic group of undergraduate and graduate students dedicated to applying their knowledge from the classroom and laboratory to address local and international challenges in a sustainable manner. Future engineers join with anthropology, economics, language, history, and Princeton School of Public and International Affairs concentrators to bring technologies and education to developing regions.