Theta Tau at GMU

Theta Tau at GMU Located in Fairfax, VA at George Mason University, the Xi Delta Chapter of Theta Tau engineers leaders for Service, Profession, and Brotherhood.

Theta Tau (ΘΤ) was founded in 1904 by four engineering students at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. As defined by the fraternity, the purpose of Theta Tau is to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members, and to unite them in a strong bond of fraternal fellowship. The goals of the fraternity are to promote the social and professional development of its members during and after their college years. Today, Theta Tau is the oldest and largest professional engineering fraternity in the United States, with a diverse membership of men and women studying engineering at more than 40 campuses. The Fraternity was founded as the "Society of Hammer and Tongs" on October 15, 1904, by Erich Julius Schrader, Elwin Leroy Vinal, William Murray Lewis, and Isaac Baker Hanks. The name was changed to Theta Tau at the fraternity's first national convention at the University of Minnesota in 1911. Since then, approximately 30,000 members have been initiated. The Colony of Theta Tau at George Mason University was originally established during the Fall of 2008. Theta Tau is a National, Professional, Co-Ed, Engineering Fraternity. The purpose of Theta Tau is to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members, and to unite them in a strong bond of fraternal fellowship. In addition to the desirable attributes of a general fraternity, it offers a common bond: an interest in and pursuance of engineering in its various branches. With the first chapter founded in 1904, we are the largest and oldest engineering fraternity in the nation! Theta Tau is different from other fraternities in that it combines the best attributes of social fraternities, technical societies and honor societies to prepare its members for the engineering profession while getting the most enjoyment and memories out of their college years. The Fraternity helps the member to make the transition from student days to years of professional practice ahead. From a closely-knit chapter to a vast body of alumni ready and willing to advise and assist him. There are many alumni in places of high responsibility throughout the world, all wearing the same badge and speaking the language of the engineering profession. On October 6th, 2012 Theta Tau installed the George Mason University Colony as the official Xi Delta Chapter. The Xi Delta Chapter of Theta Tau is a Professional Engineering Fraternity open to all IT&E School Students at George Mason University.

Mission: Engineering Leaders for Service, Professionalism, and Brotherhood.

Finally in summer mode 😎
05/25/2019

Finally in summer mode 😎

More graduates we will miss, make sure to come back and visit as alumni! #rahrah
05/18/2019

More graduates we will miss, make sure to come back and visit as alumni! #rahrah

A huge conGRADulations to our women engineering spring 2019 grads!! We are so proud of you!
05/17/2019

A huge conGRADulations to our women engineering spring 2019 grads!! We are so proud of you!

The Semper Fi 5k is a race to support the Semper Fi fund, a nonprofit dedicated to providing support for wounded veteran...
05/11/2019

The Semper Fi 5k is a race to support the Semper Fi fund, a nonprofit dedicated to providing support for wounded veterans. 6 runners from Theta Tau all finished the run, raising $180. #service #brotherhood

Xi Delta tore up the dance floor this weekend at our formal! Thanks to everyone that came out and special s/o to our spe...
04/22/2019

Xi Delta tore up the dance floor this weekend at our formal! Thanks to everyone that came out and special s/o to our special events chair @sarahashoush for planning the whole thing!!! #thetatau #formalszn @ Westfields Golf Club

Our brothers and prospective new members had such a great time at GMU’s Yard Fest!! Be sure to follow us on our social...
04/14/2019

Our brothers and prospective new members had such a great time at GMU’s Yard Fest!! Be sure to follow us on our social media for more info about our rush week in the Fall!! #mason23 #gmu2023 #gmu #thetatau @ George Mason University

Brothers Sarah (from our very own Xi Delta chapter) and Troy (Sigma Gamma) are down in Florida this spring break volunte...
03/11/2019

Brothers Sarah (from our very own Xi Delta chapter) and Troy (Sigma Gamma) are down in Florida this spring break volunteering with Habitat for Humanity!!! *Hats off* to them for helping the community #rahrah #service

This #ThetaTauThursday , we present our Brother of the Week *DAVID MILES*! David has been a brother of Theta Tau since S...
03/07/2019

This #ThetaTauThursday , we present our Brother of the Week *DAVID MILES*! David has been a brother of Theta Tau since Spring 2018. He is currently serving as our service chair
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“Service chair is an extremely rewarding position that allows me to connect with the community and feel like I’m making an impact helping them. “ @ George Mason University

COME PLAY BOARD GAMES TN W COSTCO PIZZA!!!! Today is day 3 of our rush week and we would love for u to come out. Hope to...
02/06/2019

COME PLAY BOARD GAMES TN W COSTCO PIZZA!!!! Today is day 3 of our rush week and we would love for u to come out. Hope to see you tonight! 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

Mutts need love too and some would argue they are most deserving of it. #MuttLove #Service #thetatau
01/26/2019

Mutts need love too and some would argue they are most deserving of it. #MuttLove #Service #thetatau

01/26/2019
Spring rush is right around the corner! Come meet Brothers and find out what Theta Tau is all about!
01/07/2019

Spring rush is right around the corner! Come meet Brothers and find out what Theta Tau is all about!

Our brothers are enjoying the last week of class before finals begin!
12/03/2018

Our brothers are enjoying the last week of class before finals begin!

Theta Tau prides itself on the extensive list of members who participate in professional and academic involvement during...
10/04/2018

Theta Tau prides itself on the extensive list of members who participate in professional and academic involvement during their time as a degree seeking student. Xi Delta’s own Nadia Rendon is one of these members!

“This weekend I had the chance to fly out to New Orleans for the Water Environment Federation’s National Student Design Competition. My environmental student design team and I had placed 1st in regionals which allowed us to move forward to Nationals. Although we did not place, it was an awesome opportunity to network and learn more about the industry!”

This is the first time that George Mason University has participated in the national level of the event, an honor earned by the hard work of Nadia and her team! Good job to all!!

#rahrahthetatau

Let’s meet Brother Evan Prince! He is a brother of Rho class and is performing the duties of Inner Guard for this upco...
10/02/2018

Let’s meet Brother Evan Prince! He is a brother of Rho class and is performing the duties of Inner Guard for this upcoming year.

“I rushed because I wanted a family experience and since mason is a commuter school I thought a fraternity was the only way for that, especially one with other engineers. Hopping brought me to rush, stayed cause of the friendships, and its kept me striving to better myself as a person through meeting new people and giving back what its given to me.”

One of our pillars centers around the professionalism of our members. Our Professional Development Chair and their commi...
09/27/2018

One of our pillars centers around the professionalism of our members. Our Professional Development Chair and their committee is constantly thinking of ways to help our brothers get ready to succeed in life after college.

Here, Jason Pate and Alice Peters give a seminar about interviewing techniques. Just one of the many ways that Theta Tau helps craft its members skills to prepare them for their career!

For this Monday, lets welcome the new member class of Fall 2018, Upsilon class! We are all very excited for this next se...
09/24/2018

For this Monday, lets welcome the new member class of Fall 2018, Upsilon class! We are all very excited for this next semester showing our new member class what Theta Tau is all about! @ George Mason University

With Fall 2018 Rush now in the books, lets meet Christian Sanchez! A brother of Sigma class from Fall 2017, he is taking...
09/18/2018

With Fall 2018 Rush now in the books, lets meet Christian Sanchez! A brother of Sigma class from Fall 2017, he is taking over as Inner Guard.

"I joined Theta Tau about a year ago to find like minded engineers who were fun and as dedicated to school as I was. This has helped me stay focused on my studies and given me a group of friends to study and hang out with."

The semester is under way and we can't wait to show our prospective members what being part of Theta Tau is all about.

This past weekend some of our brothers travelled outside our region to attend the Northeast Regional Conference in Phila...
04/24/2018

This past weekend some of our brothers travelled outside our region to attend the Northeast Regional Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Those that attended took away many lessons to help maintain a healthy chapter. Thank you to the Northeast RDs, UPenn, and the chapters in the Northeast Region for their hospitality this weekend! #thetatau #philadelphia #mason

Thank you GW Theta Tau for hosting a great Spring 2018 Atlantic Regional Conference! We’re excited to see everyone aga...
04/23/2018

Thank you GW Theta Tau for hosting a great Spring 2018 Atlantic Regional Conference! We’re excited to see everyone again when we host our own this coming Fall semester!

Theta Tau at GMU's cover photo
03/04/2018

Theta Tau at GMU's cover photo

Join us and Alpha Kappa Chi as we learn more about the opportunities in both the government and private sector! Please m...
03/04/2018

Join us and Alpha Kappa Chi as we learn more about the opportunities in both the government and private sector! Please message us if you have any questions! #thetatau #mason #gmu

Congratulations to the Sigma Class of Fall 17 on their initiation! #thetatau #gmu #mason
02/27/2018

Congratulations to the Sigma Class of Fall 17 on their initiation! #thetatau #gmu #mason

02/10/2018

Our Kick Ball event will be hosted at the RAC Field tonight!

02/09/2018

Our Mac and Cheese Cookoff event will be located at Hanover(by Southside)!

02/07/2018

Our event tonight will be located at JC Gold Room on the the first floor!

02/07/2018

Our event tonight will be located at room 325(Meeting Room A) in the JC!

02/06/2018

We are in Eisenhower, Presidents Park. Make a right at the entrance!

Theta Tau at GMU's cover photo
01/18/2018

Theta Tau at GMU's cover photo

Calling all engineers! Come out this rush to meet the brothers and learn more about Theta Tau!
01/18/2018

Calling all engineers! Come out this rush to meet the brothers and learn more about Theta Tau!

We had an amazing time at Atlantic regionals! Thanks Theta Tau at VCU for hosting!
11/13/2017

We had an amazing time at Atlantic regionals! Thanks Theta Tau at VCU for hosting!

10/16/2017

Today Theta Tau celebrates 113 years of Service, Profession, and Brotherhood. We the Brothers of Xi Delta Chapter would like to wish the Theta Tau family a Happy Founder's Day!

Our intramural soccer team after the last game of the season! #TausPlaySports #ΘΤ
10/10/2017

Our intramural soccer team after the last game of the season! #TausPlaySports #ΘΤ

09/15/2017

We are at President park for our Rush event today at 1 PM

09/14/2017

We are at JC 2nd floor for our game night. For more info, send us a message!

09/13/2017

We are heading to George's, JC 3rd floor for our professional development!!!

09/12/2017

Got out of class late? Meet us at Corner Pocket, and don't forget to check in!!!

Miss our 1st Rush event? No worries, join us at Corner Pocket today! #RushThetaTau
09/12/2017

Miss our 1st Rush event? No worries, join us at Corner Pocket today! #RushThetaTau

09/11/2017

We are heading to Sub1 room 3B for our first rush event!

Theta Tau at GMU's cover photo
09/11/2017

Theta Tau at GMU's cover photo

Brother Brenda NguonlyI spent last semester in Madrid, at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. It was really interesting me...
09/06/2017

Brother Brenda Nguonly

I spent last semester in Madrid, at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. It was really interesting meeting all the engineers-to-be in my classes, hearing their plans post-graduation, and comparing them to my own plans. I traveled around Andalusia during Semana Santa, and got to truly immerse myself in Spanish culture. I met so many people from all sorts of backgrounds, and I'm lucky to call a few of them my best friends now. ¡Te echo de menos, España! Volveré pronto ❤️
#RushThetaTau #ThetaTau

Theta Tau at GMU's cover photo
09/05/2017

Theta Tau at GMU's cover photo

Brother Owura GyamfiPledge Class: Nu (Spring 2015 #98)Year/Major/Status: Senior, IT, Chapter AlumnusBeing in ΘΤ gave m...
09/05/2017

Brother Owura Gyamfi
Pledge Class: Nu (Spring 2015 #98)
Year/Major/Status: Senior, IT, Chapter Alumnus

Being in ΘΤ gave me the privilege to be a part of a fraternal family whose goal is to build its members up and also build up the people around them in the world of engineering/STEM. I've had the opportunity to hold several leadership positions during my time as an active member, made many lifelong friends both inside the chapter and in chapters across the country, and jump-started my career using skills and the network I developed (and continue to develop) in ΘΤ. If anyone is looking for a unique Greek life experience in the FIRST and FOREMOST fraternity for engineers, choose ΘΤ!

Rush Advice: Be yourself and distinguish yourself by showing us that you are committed!

Fun Fact: I originate from Ghana and will be traveling there this holiday season for a mission trip! If you would like to donate, check out the link in my bio!

Welcome back engineers, mark your calendars! #RushThetaTau
08/28/2017

Welcome back engineers, mark your calendars! #RushThetaTau

This past Sunday Xi Delta Chapter elected its new EC for the following year: Regent: Zach BakerVice-Regent: Natalie Schw...
04/12/2017

This past Sunday Xi Delta Chapter elected its new EC for the following year:
Regent: Zach Baker
Vice-Regent: Natalie Schwarzkopf
Treasurer: Darren Korch
Scribe: Kristin DiMichele
Corresponding Secretary: Felix Ruble

We wish them the best in guiding our chapter and would also like to give our thanks to our outgoing EC members Bryce Mosley, Owura Gyamfi, and Nathan Watkins for their hard work

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4400 University Dr MS 2D6
Fairfax, VA
22030

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Theta Tau is the nation's oldest, and still foremost, fraternity for Engineers, originally founded in 1904 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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