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About Us

The Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHE) is the Rutgers University student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). The Society of Hispanic Engineers at Rutgers University was founded in 1984 by seven Hispanic engineering students. They saw the need for an organization where Hispanic engineering students could meet to address their cultural concerns. The society was founded with the motto “Recruit, Retain, and Graduate minority students majoring in engineering, math, or science.” Initially, SHE was established independently from SHPE. In 1988 SHE became a recognized chapter of SHPE.

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We provide instruction and services that support the development of skills necessary for effective performance and positive adjustment to the learning environment of Rutgers University.

This vision of academic enhancement for all members has enabled us to focus on our members’ individual needs.

Through creative planning and continuous mentorship, SHE provides learning assistance that supports students through graduation.


We teach our members the essential skills necessary to be successful in their careers.

Various opportunities in numerous work fields are presented through the year

Professional development serves as the bridge between where prospective and experienced students are now and where they need to be in order to face the challenges of tomorrow.


An essential part of our organization is building leaders for the future.

Leadership is a skill that one learns to expand their perspective, take ownership and have initiative to get to where they want to be.

Our members can drastically enhance their leadership abilities through the many opportunities offered by this organization.


SHE thrives on being able to give back to the community.

Events such as the High School Outreach/Shadow Program enable us to motivate high school students to pursue a higher education.

Through Community Service, we are able to engage in various activities that will have an impact on the lives of others, as well as our own.