Kappa Theta Epsilon
Kappa Theta Epsilon is the Cooperative Education Honor Society. KTE aspires to promote cooperative education by recognizing and honoring cooperative education students who excel in their scholastic and workplace endeavors. The Kappa Theta Epsilon Society was formed at Virginia Tech in 1957. Since then, the Society has grown to include 16 Chapters from across the East coast and Midwest of the United States.
As KTE's Lambda Chapter, we provide assistance to co-op students and the Cooperative Education Office at Stevens Institute of Technology. Projects we have taken on include the development of a Code of Ethics and a Co-op Advice Sheet. The Code of Ethics addresses appropriate conduct on the job and as a member of the Cooperative Education Program. The Co-op Advice Sheet provides co-op students with information from a student perspective on best interviewing and work practices.
Membership in Kappa Theta Epsilon is by invitation only and is offered to students in good academic standing in the Cooperative Education Program. These students must have completed at least 50% of their degree requirements, satisfactorily completed two co-op terms, and be ranked in the top 20% of their class. Qualified students are invited to join as early as the first semester of their junior year and as late as their senior year.
Who are we?
To put it simply, we are to co-op students what the SGA is to the rest of the student body: a group of representatives from all classes interested in your needs. We are "regular" students just like you who deal with the concerns of co-op students.
What do we do?
We act as liaison between co-op students and the SGA and the administration, dealing with any issues that affect co-op students, whether they are on a work term or a study term. We also act as the governing body on campus over the summer, taking on such responsibilities as the Sunday coffeehouses and planning trips like whitewater rafting and events like SOAKEN.
What are the benefits of being on the Co-op Student Council?
Being a member of the Co-op Student Council has many benefits. First of all, you will develop leadership skills and how to deal professionally with other people and organizations. You will gain experience in planning events and trips, and accounting for anything that could go wrong. You will learn what it is like to be a part of a governing body that is working for the benefits of others. You will also be able to participate in activities such as officer's luncheon at the end of the spring semester and whitewater rafting over the summer.