All CM students are members of the Constructors’ Guild. This organization includes the student chapters of the following national organizations under the interest area groupings below:
Sigma Lambda Chi
(SLC) is the national scholastic honor society for the profession of Construction. The purpose of SLC is to recognize outstanding academic achievement. The Society started in 1949 at Michigan State University and now has 46 chapters in the U.S. and several foreign countries. The national office is located at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. The local chapter is Rho-2, which formed shortly after the Construction program started at Southern Polytechnic State University. Membership is by invitation and is for life. The members are those students who meet the highest academic standards; requirements for selection of undergraduate students to membership in the Society include a 3.0 GPA, a minimum residence period at Southern Polytechnic of two semesters, completion of at least two 3000 level Construction courses, and participation in extracurricular activities. Candidates must also exhibit character traits which will reflect creditably upon the University and the Construction profession. The top 1/3 of Graduate Students are also eligible for membership. The local student chapter periodically engages in charitable work and the members assist newer students with their academic and extracurricular endeavors.
American Institute of Constructors
Those that wish to join the National AIC as student members become Professional members of the Student Chapter of AIC receive the AIC newsletter and Journal. More information and application forms for National AIC are available from the AIC faculty advisor.
Representing both the AGC and ABC Student Chapters at SPSU, sponsor luncheons with construction industry leaders, Habitat for Humanity or similar activities, and a student competition practice to prepare various student teams for the yearly undergraduate ASC Competition.
National Association of Home Builders student chapter sponsors and organizes a team to the National NAHB Student Competition each winter.
Student chapters of specialty trade organizations (e.g. NECA, PMAG, IEC, CAAG, ASHRAE, and others) combine to provide speakers, field trips and other interaction with members of specialty construction organizations and firms..