IEEE-HKN Founders Day is an exciting opportunity for Chapters to communicate the message of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu – and receive $100 in store credit from IEEE-HKN Headquarters for doing so!

In a shady spot under a large cottonwood, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, our founders saw the need for an honor society – one that by invitation would recognize scholarship, attitude, and character. The vision of these inspired young men was to promote the highest ideals of the engineering profession and form an organization where professionals and students help each other.

Founders Day is a way for us to share the Eta Kappa Nu story, raise awareness of the value that an IEEE-HKN Chapter brings to a University, show the many ways a chapter serves fellow students and the community, and encourage industry to support us. Today’s IEEE-HKN students are the leaders of tomorrow.

Please find a way to tell the IEEE-HKN story this October and celebrate Founders Day! Create an event or pledge activity, invite alumni back to campus, secure an IEEE-HKN speaker for a meeting, host a service activity, screen the IEEE-HKN classic recruitment movie, or hold a networking event to increase your contacts.

Make IEEE-HKN a trending topic! Tweet #IAMHKN to share your HKN story or experience! Together we can create awareness of IEEE-HKN and the value of our organization. Download a sample campaign image to use in your promotion.

How to Participate

Plan an on-campus event on or around 28 October to promote your chapter and IEEE-HKN.

Get your chapter started with Founders Day celebrations by requesting a Founders Day kit through this form. The kit will include IEEE-HKN branded materials, fun ideas and ways to host your chapters event:

Each chapter who hosts a Founders Day activity and completes the required online form, including photos or videos from the event, will receive $100 in credit for the IEEE-HKN Store.