IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is a lifetime designation. Once inducted into IEEE-HKN, you carry all of the rights and privileges of IEEE-,HKN and can identify yourself as IEEE-HKN forever. Alumni are strongly encouraged to add IEEE-HKN (~HKN) to their CV, bio, author notes and/or social media profiles.
Post-merger with IEEE, all students who are inducted as IEEE-HKN students are IEEE student members.
To be considered active in IEEE-HKN, one must be a member in good standing of IEEE.
The proper way to display your Eta Kappa Nu status on your resume, bio, or CV is:
Members and alumni may use the IEEE Web site to update their membership data. At a minimum, always include a current e-mail address in the data, as IEEE-HKN members will receive communication primarily through this channel.
Note: If you are an IEEE member, your HKN/IEEE-HKN status should be noted on your IEEE membership card. However, the IEEE-HKN designation cannot be added online. Please e-mail IEEE-HKN Headquarters and include your chapter, approximate induction date, the name under which you were inducted, and your IEEE number. IEEE-HKN Headquarters will confirm your membership and update your record.
As an alternative, you can complete the Alumni Reconnect form and IEEE-HKN Headquarters will confirm your membership and update your record.
If you have lost your membership certificate, you can order a replacement online.
There are many ways to stay involved with IEEE-HKN after leaving campus. Opportunities to volunteer include:
Alumni are also encouraged to serve on the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors. Nominations are due on 1 June. Learn more about the Board of Governors and the election process.
Alumni wishing to support the society financially may do so through an endowment restricted fund and an annual operating fund operated in cooperation with the IEEE Foundation (a 501(c)3 registered charitable organization). Please consider supporting the future generations of IEEE-HKN by leaving a legacy gift or supplementing annual operational needs.
To volunteer in any capacity, contact IEEE-HKN Headquarters.