- Have a distinguished member system, where the top 10% are recognized.
- Give shoutouts to directors for their work.
- Raffle prizes for those with the highest attendence.
- Host a trivia event. Give everyone different colored sheets and make teams out of same colored sheets.
- Number plates at general meetings to create groups.
- Advertise on Facebook and Twitter.
- Create a point system. Have different membership levels with rewards on a point system (more meetings and events=more points)
- Serve free food at meetings and events.
- Send email reminders to members.
- Have “SWEsters” of the month.
- Send text reminders.
- Have a mentor system. Contact incoming students over the summer before they reach campus.
- Host an officer meet and greet.
- Tell people how SWE is a great resume builder.
- Go into classrooms and talk to students (handouts for students and write information on board).
- Make meetings fun by having themes.
- Host “Evening with Industry” on the night of the career fair. Equal gender attendance.
- Do a Rose Sale for Valentine’s Day.
- Have a bowling night with other engineering organizations.
- Use Professional Section Support.
- Pair up with other schools in the area.
- Send representatives to your engineering student organization counsel.
- Sponsor a 5K for the whole university
- Host a professional networking session with other engineering organizations.
- Go on tours with other engineering organizations.
- Partner with other diversity groups (NSBE, SHPE, etc).
- Fund-raise with other groups.
- Set up events with other science/technical organizations on campus for a “Geek Week.”
- Host a Girl Scout Day Event.
- Visit elementary and middle school students for a day.
- Contact elementary and middle school teachers and establish connections.
- Give tours of campus to young students (7-10th grade).
- Host a career day for girls.
- Host Techgirls, a weekly program for 3-5th graders. Do a different engineering discipline project each week.
- Do Home Grown Science one day per week for boys and girls.
- Have high school girls shadow other female engineers.
- Participate in Engineering Olympics during Engineers Week.
- Send welcome letters and have a welcome picnic.
- Give new students welcome week bags.
~Thank you to the sections that shared their best practices at the Region H President’s Meeting.