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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Upon receipt of a letter from Anthony Harris, the College of Engineering at the Univeristy of Notre Dame sought out black student leaders and faculty members and charged them to support the Black Society of Engineers (BSE) effort on a national basis. Having a group of similar interest, The University of Notre Dame was one of 80 schools to respond.

The first national meeting was held on April 10-12, 1975 and at this meeting the University of Notre Dame sent 6 of the 48 students present. It was at that historic meeting through majority vote, that SBE became the National Society of Black Engineers. The familiar NSBE symbol "N" with lightning bolts was chosen and it remains a distinctively recognizable symbol representing the premier technical organization for African American engineering students and professionals.

Since then, the University of Notre Dame Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers has remained committed to furthering the NSBE mission. Our Chapter remains a strong member of Region 4, the Mother Region, and continues to spread the light of the NSBE torch to everyone that we can.