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 Liz Boehning, the Director of Initiate Affairs (

Slides From Initiation Information Session

HKN Information Session Slides

Member Certificates

Soon, former initiates might come up looking 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 Liz!


IEEE/HKN Happy Hours

By far the easiest way to get Social Points for initiation is by attending the weekly HKN Happy Hours, at Legends Bar & Grill on Green Street almost every Friday, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Come meet your officers, fellow initiates, and HKN 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 2013 on Mondays at 5PM for some video games, free pizza, and 1 Social Point. Spring 2019 Smash Mondays have started!

Service Opportunities

The easiest way to stay up to date is by joining the HKNUIUC Slack group to see upcoming service events and review session opportunities. Join Today, the link can be found in the RSO office. You can also stay up to date through the calendar on the main page.

Initiation Requirements

Undergraduate Students

  • Pay One Time Initiate Fee ($100.00)
  • Get 15 total Points
  • at least 5 Service Points
  • at least 5 Social Points
  • Attend Mandatory Events

Graduate Students

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

  • Pay Dues ($100.00) - includes 1-year, IEEE membership
  • Graduate Panel / Graduate Project
  • Attend Initiation Ceremony