Initiates

Initiates

Welcome to the HKN Initiates Page! Important Information will be posted here as it is created for the current semester’s initiate class. If you have any questions about any of the content here please email Molly Fane, the Director of Initiate Affairs (contact information on the Officers Page).

Slides From Initiation Information Session

HKN Information Session Slides

Initiate Office Hour Selfies

Be sure to take your selfie during your office hours and share it via the DropBox link in the office!

Initiate Olympics

There are only three required events for initiates. The first one is Initiate Olympics, which will be held on to be determined. This event is mandatory for all undergraduate initiates and optional for graduate initiates. Pizza will be served. Olympics consists of some fun team building games, and will be a fun time for all.

Member Certificates

Soon, former initiates might come up looking for for their membership certificates during your office hours. Don’t panic. The file-folio that contains them is located in the bottom right-hand drawer of the office hours desk, and is organized by the semester that the initiation occurred. You can locate the specific certificate being requested by name and initiation semester.

Points Spreadsheet

Check out your point totals over here!

If they are not up to date, be sure to e-mail Molly!

Committee Assignments

Find your assigned committee here

Remember, you should be working with your assigned committee throughout the semester!

Office Hours Schedule

HKN initiate office hours schedule located here

Remember, office hours are every week.

Events

IEEE/HKN Happy Hours

By far the easiest way to get Social Points for initiation is by attending the weekly IEEE/HKN Happy Hours, held at Legends Bar & Grill on Green Street on Fridays, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Come meet your officers, fellow initiates, HKN & IEEE Members while eating a free appetizer for every drink you buy! 1 Social Point is awarded for initiate attendance.

Smash Mondays

The second easiest way to get Social Points for initiation is by coming to Smash Mondays! Pass by ECEB 3013 on Mondays at 5PM for some video games, free pizza, and 1 Social Point. Fall 2016 Smash Mondays have started!

Initiation Requirements

Undergraduate Students

  • Pay Dues ($100.00)
  • Get 10 Initiation Points
  • 5 Service Points
  • 5 Social Points
  • Serve Office Hours Once a Week
  • Attend Mandatory Events
  • Do Committee Work

Graduate Students

Graduates still have to pay dues ($100.00), but the rest of the requirements are significantly relaxed.

  • Pay Dues ($100.00) - includes IEEE membership
  • Get 3 Initiation Points
  • 3 Service Points (Or do one other thing arranged with Director of Initiate Affairs, usually a graduate student panel)
  • Committee work is optional
  • Initiate Points

Office Hours

An updated office hours schedule is linked above. If you cannot make your office hours for any reason, contact Alan Yang or Alec Wasowicz (contact information on the Officers Page) to schedule a makeup office hour.

Committee Participation

Committee participation is mandatory for undergraduate initiates, and optional for graduate initiates. Committee assignments are posted on the Initiate Committee Assignments Page. Note that failure to participate satisfactorily in the assignment committee will result in failure to complete the initiation process.