The national organization of the Society of Women Engineers, founded in 1950, is a non-profit, educational service organization of graduate engineers and women and men with equivalent engineering experience, dedicated to the advancement of women in the engineering profession. It is a prestigious national organization numbering in the thousands with international membership. The purposes of a student chapter of SWE at USMA are:
- To encourage young women cadets to enter the engineering to engineering-related majors or fields of study at USMA and to provide a professional support mechanism for these women.
- To inform women cadets of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and scientists.
- To inform women cadets of the opportunities open to them as engineers in the Army and also in the remainder of their careers of service to the nation.