MSU has over 700 student organizations, ranging from outdoor activities to hobbies, to professional development and honor societies. Within the College of Engineering, there are more than 30 student organizations. Five student organizations are housed within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE, the national professional society for civil engineers) brings professional speakers to campus to provide presentations resume reviews, etc.; organizes field trips, and fields teams for the ASCE concrete canoe competition and the ASCE/AISC steel bridge competition.
The Environmental Engineering Society (EES, sponsored by the Air and Waste Management Association) also organizes activities similar to the ASCE chapter, but more focused on the environmental engineering profession.
The MSU chapter of Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering National Honor Society, organizes several service activities through the year. Students are invited to join Chi Epsilon based on demonstrated scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability. Scholarship is demonstrated by being in the top third of the junior or senior class.
The MSU chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) provides professional development for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in transportation.
The MSU chapter of the CEE Graduate Students Organization (GSO) organizes professional and social activities for graduate students in the department.