Theta Tau Sigma Gamma Chapter
A Professional Engineering Fraternity
Is Theta Tau Co-Ed?
Yes. Theta Tau is a Co-ed National Professional Fraternity; we recruit high-achieving men and women. Theta Tau has been Co-ed since the late 1970′s.
Am I eligible to Join Theta Tau?
To be able to pledge Theta Tau, you must meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled at the College of Engineering
- Have at least 6 months before graduation
- Have a minimum (passing GPA of 2.0)
- Not be a member of the following competing Fraternities or Sororities:
- Alpha Chi Sigma
- Alpha Omega Epsilon
- Alpha Rho Chi
- Alpha Sigma Kappa
- Kappa Eta Kappa
- Phi Sigma Rho
- Sigma Beta Epsilon
- Sigma Phi Delta
- Sigma Rho
How exactly do you pronounce ‘Tau’ in Theta Tau?
If you’ve been to some of our events and heard members talk about the fraternity, you’ve probably noticed that we don’t pronounce ‘Tau’ like your physics professors. Instead of rhyming Tau with cow, how, or wow, we pronounce Tau so that it rhymes with saw, law or flaw.
What if I decide to change my major after I am initiated?
A brother is a brother for life, so you may switch into a major outside of engineering and still be a member.
Is being a member of Theta Tau time consuming?
It is mostly up to you how much time you put into Theta Tau. We strongly believe that the more time you invest as a member, the more you will get out of the experience. As a brother, you will have opportunities to be involved in committees, leadership positions, and more.
What are our core values?
- Theta Tau is a society of engineering leaders. All fields of Engineering, we develop and nurture engineers with strong communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and leadership skills. Skills that are ultimately displayed in our members’ professions, communities, and lives.
- We forge lifelong bonds of fraternal friendship, initially beginning a journey that develops and delivers a network of lasting personal and professional relationships.
- Members of Theta Tau actively volunteer in various community service projects to give back to surrounding communities. As future engineers, we believe it’s important to be leaders and to set an example for our profession.
What are some benefits to becoming a brother?
There are many benefits to being a brother of Theta Tau. Some benefits include: getting the opportunity to meet other with similar interests, develop professionally, network with professionals, gain leadership experience, serve our community, and have fun!
When can I join?
Seeking admission to Theta Tau is divided into two parts: Rushing and Pledging.
Rushing: In the first couple of weeks of each academic semester, Theta Tau has a “rush period”, where the fraternity will host a number of events to raise awareness and interest for the fraternity. Some of these events from the past have included an open house, barbaque, “speed rushing”, game day on the quad, and others. At the end of the rushing week, all who are interested will be able to schedule an interview with the brotherhood, where we will ask the candidate a series of questions to further our knowledge about them. The brotherhood will then conduct a meeting where we will choose a number of candidates to recieve “bids”, which brings us to the next step in the admission process.
Pledging: Once a candidate is extended a bid and they accept it, they begin the pledging process of Theta Tau. This part of the process is typically seven to ten weeks in length, consists of weekly meetings with a group of brothers who will be in charge of a sort of pledge education, with the goal of imparting knowledge of the fraternity’s history and values, unique bonds with each and every active brother, and a group of new friends from their own pledge class. Pledging is a completely dry process, and hazing of any sort is absolutely prohibited. At the end of this process, if the brotherhood finds the candidates an excellent fit to the brother hood, the pledges will be individually extended the offer of brotherhood to Theta Tau Chapter Sigma Gamma.