Association for Computing Machinery
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was established in 1947, making it the world's oldest society dedicated to educational and scientific computing. With members in more than 100 countries, the ACM is also the largest professional society in the computing field.
The Davis & Elkins College student chapter of the ACM was chartered in 1982. Through college chapters, ACM student members enjoy numerous benefits, including:
- access to free online courses and books
- electronic access to Communications of the ACM, one of the premier journals in computing
- print and electronic versions of the ACM student magazines and newsletters
- email forwarding addresses @acm.org, with spam filtering
- opportunities to participate in programming and research competitions at local, regional and national levels
- a variety of career, scholarship and academic information sources.
Chi Beta Phi
Chi Beta Phi is a national honorary fraternity for students in the sciences and mathematics. Its goals are to promote academic achievement in these fields and to encourage students to pursue related careers.
Students in computer science and computer information systems are eligible for membership in the Davis & Elkins Zeta Chapter of Chi Beta Phi. For regular membership, students must have completed a minimum of 20 semester hours in math and science (biology, environmental science, chemistry, physics, computer science) with a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and a 3.0 grade point average in math and science courses. For associate membership, the requirements are 20 semester hours in math and science with a minimum 2.5 grade point average overall and a 2.5 grade point average in math and science.