Membership Types


Step (Locally) :

Step(Nationally) :

Speak with a local officer at a general body meeting and learn how to join!

Pay your dues of $20.00-membership fee and t-shirt included at a general body meeting

If you need help joining nationally, here’s a slideshow to help guide you through joining.


NSBE Professional Membership is open to any individual who has received a degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) discipline.

If you are a professional, but did not receive a degree in any of the STEM fields, you are still eligible for membership as an NSBE Professional Affiliate member.

Chapter Advisors (Collegiate or NSBE Jr. chapters) who want to join NSBE should join as NSBE Professional or NSBE Professional Affiliate members, depending on background.

Graduate Students

Graduate students have the option to be NSBE Professional members OR Collegiate members. We recommend you choose your membership type based on your level of involvement in NSBE. If you do more NSBE interaction on a University campus – Collegiate membership may be right for you.

If instead, you interact more with local professionals or feel like the undergraduate chapter doesn’t fit your needs, we welcome you as an NSBE Professional member and encourage you to join or start your local NSBE Professional Chapter.

Membership Term

The membership term is one year from August 1 – July 31 of the following year.
When you pay for your membership, check the “Auto renew” box to automatically renew your membership this year. Never be without membership benefits again!

Annual Dues

Annual dues are only $50! There may be additional chapter and regional dues that you have to pay to be considered a fully active member.

If you recently graduated from college (within the past year) and were an active Collegiate Member, you are eligible to have your first year of NSBE Professional dues waived. Email for details and help on making that happen!

If you choose not to be affiliated with a chapter in your local area, you will be considered a “Member At-Large,” classified by your geographical region. Members “At-Large” receive the same national benefits as those who belong to a chapter.

Check out the NSBE Professional Members Benefits, and join NSBE today!

Joint Membership

As a member, you can join two organizations for a lower price. We currently have joint membership opportunities with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE)* and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME):

To join SWE – when joining or renewing your NSBE membership, simply click on the checkbox that says SWE Joint Membership and your total will automatically be updated to reflect your joint, discounted fee. It may take up to 4 weeks for your SWE membership to be recognized in their National Office

To join ASME – go to their website and join directly at and mention that you are a member of NSBE to receive a discount on your ASME membership fees

* SWE joint membership available from May 1 through December 1 annually. Mid-year applications will not be accepted.