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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:  

  • (If inducted before 2010) Eta Kappa Nu (or HKN) inducted xx/xx/xxxx , XXXXX chapter (or)
  • (If inducted after 2010) IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (or IEEE-HKN) inducted xx/xx/xxx, XXXXX chapter
Please enjoy IEEE-HKN's quarterly alumni newsletter for news and information on IEEE-HKN chapters, programs, and how to be involved.

Alumni reconnect

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


Volunteer opportunities

"I sincerely promise that I will live up to . . . in word and in deed . . . the principles for which IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu stands. . .To the members now and to those to come after . . . I bind myself to the faithful observance of these promises . . . I give my solemn word of honor."

 There are many ways to stay involved with IEEE-HKN after leaving campus. Opportunities to volunteer include:

  • Chapter alumni advisor
  • IEEE-HKN region representative
  • IEEE-HKN section representative
  • Chapter program speaker/technical talk
  • Contributor to THE BRIDGE, as a member of the Editorial Board, author, or content provider
  • Alumni chapter member (or founder)
  • Reconnect with college chapter
  • Senior or capstone project mentor
  • Industry representative to IEEE-HKN (on behalf of your company)
  • Tour leader of your facility, lab, or other technical project
  • Member of one of IEEE-HKN’s committees

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.



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