Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.
The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.
SHPE is a national organization comprised of 7 regions through the United States. The Cal Poly chapter is part of Region 1, along with other schools in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Cal Poly Chapter
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Student Chapter of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo was established in 1978 as a part of a commitment to the recruitment and retainment of Hispanic engineering and science students. SHPE Cal Poly is an organization in which student leaders and corporate sponsors volunteer their time and efforts to help students and community. SHPE Cal Poly concerns itself with:
- Increasing the number of hispanics entering the fields of engineering, science, or any other professions
- Providing recruitment and tutoring programs for students interested in pursueing a college education.
- Improving the quality of education and training programs for preparing hispanic students to become professionals.
Talented engineering students run the on-campus club, and with a membership of over 200 students, we are a prime resource and authority on campus.