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.
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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.

It’s the perfect day to be inside playing games and enjoying some pizza! 🍕🎮 Come out for our last open rush event today ...
02/07/2020

It’s the perfect day to be inside playing games and enjoying some pizza! 🍕🎮 Come out for our last open rush event today and show us what ya got! See you at The Corner Pocket at 1pm!

Let’s see what ya got! Put your knowledge and creativity skills to the test at tonight’s event! 🤓📚🏆Preregister for tonig...
02/06/2020

Let’s see what ya got! Put your knowledge and creativity skills to the test at tonight’s event! 🤓📚🏆

Preregister for tonight’s event using the link in bio!

Rush Week is here! Here’s the complete run down of the week, and stay tuned for more updates!! Please feel free to messa...
02/03/2020

Rush Week is here! Here’s the complete run down of the week, and stay tuned for more updates!! Please feel free to message or comment with any questions. See you soon!

Join us for our upcoming rush events!
09/05/2019

Join us for our upcoming rush events!

We’re ready to conquer this semester like Chan conquered this climb with her dog!
09/04/2019

We’re ready to conquer this semester like Chan conquered this climb with her dog!

Our brothers Caleb and Al are interning at Aquicore this summer! Caleb is doing web development and software engineering...
08/15/2019

Our brothers Caleb and Al are interning at Aquicore this summer! Caleb is doing web development and software engineering for the platform whereas Al does data quality analyst related testing. Way to exemplify our professional development pillar! #gmuthetatau #gmu2023

As the summer comes to an end we will be highlighting some of our brothers who worked internships this summer. Brother A...
08/15/2019

As the summer comes to an end we will be highlighting some of our brothers who worked internships this summer.
Brother Alice interned at Bechtel for the second summer in a row and loves learning from her supervisors and getting to show off her business attire style all summer!

Next up on our intern highlight list is brother Erin! Erin interned at Euclid Systems Corporation working with the manuf...
08/15/2019

Next up on our intern highlight list is brother Erin! Erin interned at Euclid Systems Corporation working with the manufacturing engineering team on their manufacturing process for corrective contact lenses and learned about class 3 medical devices! Her internship will continue part time into next semester.
Stay tuned for more of our brothers killing it in the workforce this summer!
#gmu2023 #gmuthetatau

Our next intern highlight is brother Philip! “This summer I got my first experience on what it's like working in the pro...
08/15/2019

Our next intern highlight is brother Philip! “This summer I got my first experience on what it's like working in the professional environment. I had the opportunity to spend that time at CACI as a Junior .NET Developer. It was a great experience because I got to learn how to actually apply what I gained from classes into a real world product their customers use. I also got to meet great people, make new friends, and develop connections I wouldn't have gotten otherwise. I highly recommend interning before you graduate!” @ CACI International Inc

Next up is brother Julia! “I worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for the Satellite Servicing Projects Division. I...
08/15/2019

Next up is brother Julia! “I worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for the Satellite Servicing Projects Division. I worked on and contributed to the Integration and Test for the Payload Servicing Unit on the Restore-L Mission.” Theta tau brings us an abundance of professional connections to help land those internships and work on your professional skills! Stay tuned for our professional development events this semester!

Next up is brother Garrett! “So this summer I had the opportunity to intern in Deloitte's Global Security Operations Cen...
08/15/2019

Next up is brother Garrett! “So this summer I had the opportunity to intern in Deloitte's Global Security Operations Center, performing tier one analyst duties to mitigate cyber risks facing the company. Additionally I was responsible for developing scripts to automate time consuming tasks that analysts have to perform on a daily basis.”
We can’t wait to hear all about Deloitte! #mason2023 #gmuthetatau

Our brother David has been interning at Charged Concepts working on a liquid cooling system system on a prosthetic attac...
08/15/2019

Our brother David has been interning at Charged Concepts working on a liquid cooling system system on a prosthetic attachment to help patients with overheating. We can’t wait to learn more about liquid cooling prosthetics!

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 m...
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 upcomi...
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.

For this #meetabrothermonday, lets meet Jason Pate. He is taking over as Marshal on our EC this semester and has been wi...
09/10/2018

For this #meetabrothermonday, lets meet Jason Pate. He is taking over as Marshal on our EC this semester and has been with us for some time now!

"I was starting a new chapter in my life and preparing for a full-time work and school schedule. I was going to keep my nose in the books and try to push through college as quickly as possible.
A friend and I ended up stumbling upon Theta Tau by chance and we decided to check it out. I immediately felt at home with the people I met. There was a sense of brotherhood that I never experienced from my prior organizations. I realized that I wanted to help others and Theta Tau was a great way to do that.
Becoming a brother has helped keep me from becoming a hermit by improving my social skills and my ability to work with groups to solve problems. Being networked with so many brothers has helped connect me with a position as a Systems Engineer at my current company while still finding time to help give back to the community.
I never planned on joining any student organizations, but it ended up being one of the best accidents of my time in college so far. Joining Theta Tau has kept me from being cooped up in the books too much. I’ve met some amazing people and created so many memorable experiences. I ran for the position of Marshal for one of the same reasons I joined Theta Tau, to continue to help people grow as individuals spiritually and professionally into capable leaders that challenge the status quo. I recommend that anyone who is looking for camaraderie or something more for their life to rush this week! Hope to see you soon!"

THIS WEEK IS RUSH!! Meet at the Mason statue every day at 7:04 this week to meet brothers and have #goodtimes!!

09/10/2018

Hey all! Our first rush event of the night is in EXPL L102 right now if you want to come by and see what Theta Tau is all about!

When you're a brother of Theta Tau, brotherhood extends beyond just your college! Brothers from Omega Gamma Chapter happ...
09/08/2018

When you're a brother of Theta Tau, brotherhood extends beyond just your college! Brothers from Omega Gamma Chapter happened to run into some of our brothers while out and about and shared in #goodtimes. Wherever you go, Theta Tau brings people together! #RahRah

Fall 2018 Rush Week starts this Monday! Come out to see how Theta Tau can benefit your college experience!

Come visit us at the get connected fair until 2pm and then follow us to the ice cream social at VSE from 2-4pm!
09/05/2018

Come visit us at the get connected fair until 2pm and then follow us to the ice cream social at VSE from 2-4pm!

Fall Rush is here!! We are excited to meet fellow engineers in the Mason community and introduce them to what fun and in...
08/31/2018

Fall Rush is here!! We are excited to meet fellow engineers in the Mason community and introduce them to what fun and interesting experiences Theta Tau has to offer them! Come on out, even if you arent an engineer, we'll be happy to participate in some Fall 2018 Rush Week fun with all of our fellow GMU students!

This week, we'll meet Nathan Hopping. He has been Treasurer of Xi Delta Chapter of Theta Tau for a semester now and will...
08/27/2018

This week, we'll meet Nathan Hopping. He has been Treasurer of Xi Delta Chapter of Theta Tau for a semester now and will continue for the Fall. He pledged Theta Tau in the Fall of 2016 with Pi class and did so after with some convincing from a friend who was a brother.

Nathan commented that his favorite aspect of Theta Tau was the people who made up its roster. He wanted to run for EC because he wanted to dedicate more time to the idea of improvement of our chapter. His joining the fraternity and running for EC taught him patience and introduced him and continues to introduce him to people who would never want to live without.

Thanks Nathan and the rest of the EC for all the hard work keeping Theta Tau at George Mason University working smoothly!
#meetabrothermonday

We loved getting back together to plan our events for the semester! A special thanks to all our chair positions for prep...
08/26/2018

We loved getting back together to plan our events for the semester! A special thanks to all our chair positions for preparing great presentations and events this semester! Our rush week will be 9/10 to 9/15 at 7:04pm at the statue. Our rush chair Julianna is so excited to begin recruiting our new members for the upsilon class!

Meet Brother Rachel Gooney, our Scribe for the upcoming year! She is a Cyber Security Engineering major who is a relativ...
08/20/2018

Meet Brother Rachel Gooney, our Scribe for the upcoming year! She is a Cyber Security Engineering major who is a relatively new brother of Theta Tau but is ready to step up to the challenges of being an executive committee leader.

"I wanted to join a fraternity that was either going to help me with professionalism or service. Theta Tau helped me with both. Honestly, it was fun to have friends who were on my floor and who kept me away from a toxic friend group. So far I have more friends and have people who are willing to help me with anything. I ran for Scribe because I wanted to be a bigger part of the organization and be able to understand more of what happens and how it happens leadership wise, so far so good."

Theta Tau Xi Delta's Fall 2018 Rush Week is coming up soon! Make sure to keep on the look out for more info and feel free to reach out to any of our contacts or social media for answers to any of your questions!

#meetabrothermonday #rushthetatau #woopwoop @ George Mason University

Our brothers are beginning to wrap up their internships for the summer with new knowledge and experience under their bel...
08/17/2018

Our brothers are beginning to wrap up their internships for the summer with new knowledge and experience under their belts. Theta Tau provides a great network of friends who can help you on the path toward your career!
#thetatauthursday

Randy Diaz is a brother of Pi pledge class who will be Vice Regent of Theta Tau Xi Delta for the coming scholastic year....
08/14/2018

Randy Diaz is a brother of Pi pledge class who will be Vice Regent of Theta Tau Xi Delta for the coming scholastic year. Randy is an IT Security major who brings a lot to Theta Tau. He is a United States Marine Corps Veteran, proud father and a truly great friend.

"I came out rush because there were awesome brothers in my class that gave a classroom talk. Going to rush I was a little nervous but at the first session it was clear to see that the brothers were a special group of people. People from different walks of life with common goals who are inclusive. I came for the service aspect, but found something bigger in the brotherhood of the chapter.
The decision to be part of this great organization has made my college experience so much better, from having brothers to study with, to get food, to having a place in between class to hang at the table.
I decided to run for an EC position because I believe in this organization, and think I can contribute and hope to be able to continue to grow and help lead it into a place that our future members can build on."

Randy and the rest of our brothers look forward to what lies ahead! Theta Tau Fall 2018 Rush will be the week of 9/10 to 9/14. Keep posted for more info of our events! @ George Mason University

08/10/2018

That feel when the semester is right around the corner...

John Ailes is a brother from Rho pledge class of Spring 2017 who has been elected as Regent of Theta Tau, Xi Delta Chapt...
08/06/2018

John Ailes is a brother from Rho pledge class of Spring 2017 who has been elected as Regent of Theta Tau, Xi Delta Chapter, for the upcoming scholastic year.

Brother Ailes had the following to say:
"I heard about Theta Tau from one of my friends who had joined the previous semester. I originally had planned on rushing the same semester as him but I had work the entire week of rush . The next semester, I finally made it out to rush. The brothers I met were incredibly friendly and fun. Joining Theta Tau has been one of the best choices I have made. I have grown so much and have a group of people who can help and support me. When I first joined my resume was truly awful, I wouldn't have hired myself. Thanks to the help of some brothers, I was able to improve it and got an amazing internship. I wanted to run for regent to improve my leadership skills and to give back to my chapter."

We are excited to see what lies ahead and are just as excited to have John helping lead us there! Stay tuned...

Theta Tau at GMU's cover photo
08/04/2018

Theta Tau at GMU's cover photo

With the semester nearing closer, we would like to introduce you to a group of brothers who will be helping lead Theta T...
07/31/2018

With the semester nearing closer, we would like to introduce you to a group of brothers who will be helping lead Theta Tau this upcoming year. While certainly not the only leaders in our bunch, these brothers will be taking on some of the most important positions in the weekly operation of our chapter here at George Mason University.

We will be introducing our executive committee members individually but lets give you a preview of who all that will be.

In order of appearance:
John Ailes, Regent, Cyber Security Engr.
Randy Diaz, Vice-Regent, IT
Rachel Gooney, Scribe, Cyber Security Engr.
Nathan Hopping, Treasurer, Computer Science
Alice Peters, Corresponding Secretary, Bio-Engr.
Jason Pate, Marshal, IT
Christian Sanchez, Inner Guard, Computer Science
Evan Prince, Outer Guard, Computer Science

We look forward to this upcoming semester with our brothers but dont be fooled, there are plenty of #goodtimes left this summer so stay tuned.

@ George Mason University

Theres formals and then theres formals on a boat, dont dare confuse the two. A fashionably late coverage of just a few p...
07/27/2018

Theres formals and then theres formals on a boat, dont dare confuse the two.
A fashionably late coverage of just a few people who attended Theta Tau Spring 2018 Formals. #ThetaTauThursday @ Spirit of Washington

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