Theta Tau

ΘΤ – Theta Tau
FoundedOctober 15, 1904
University of Minnesota
TypeProfessional
EmphasisEngineering
ScopeUnited States
Motto"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;..." ~Ecclesiastes
ColorsDark Red        and Gold       
SymbolHammer and Tongs
FlowerJacqueminot
JewelDark Red Garnet
PublicationThe Gear of Theta Tau
Chapters45 (6 colonies)
Members1,300 currently
30,000 lifetime
Headquarters1011 San Jacinto, Suite 205
Austin , Texas 78701, USA
HomepageThetaTau.org


ΘΤ (Theta Tau) Fraternity was founded in 1904 by four engineering students at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. 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 J. Schrader, Elwin L. Vinal, William M. Lewis, and Isaac B. 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 Theta Tau Central Office is located in Austin, Texas.

Symbols

There are four symbols of Theta Tau Fraternity. These symbols are comprised of the Open Motto, the Flag, the Colors, and the Gem.

The Open Motto reads: "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." ~ Ecclesiastes

The Flag of Theta Tau is shown in the accompanying picture. It is broken into four quadrants, alternately colored dark red and gold. In the upper left corner is the crest of Theta Tau. In the opposing corner are the Greek Letters ΘΤ in gold. There is also an Alternate Flag shown in the accompanying picture. It is divided into three parts and colored dark red/gold/dark red. The letters ΘΤ in dark red are found in the center section.

The Colors of the fraternity are Dark Red and Gold.

The Gem is the Dark Red Garnet. More specifically, this is probably the more common Pyrope Garnet based upon color and availability, which is used in the member's badge.

Executive Council

The Executive Council of Theta Tau is the elected officer body of the national fraternity.
  • Grand Regent - Michael D. Livingston, Gamma Beta (1992)
  • Grand Vice-regent - Justin G. Wiseman, Xi Beta (1994)
  • Grand Scribe - Jamie J. March, Omicron (1999)
  • Grand Treasurer - J. Matthew Clark, Kappa Beta (1999)
  • Grand Marshal - Brandon J. Satterwhite, Mu (1998)
  • Grand Inner Guard - Katie J. Meinecke, Xi (2002)
  • Grand Outer Guard - Jeannine C. Washkuhn, Xi (2002)
  • Student Member - Rachael L. Stensrud, Xi Gamma (2006)
  • Delegate at Large - Glen A. Wilcox, Omega (1990)
  • Executive Director - Michael T. Abraham, Epsilon Beta (1992)

Appointed National Officers

Regional Directors

  • Atlantic Regional Director - David A. McCall, Kappa Gamma (2002)
  • Central Regional Director - Alex Kotula, Theta Gamma (2006)
  • Great Lakes Regional Director - David Alpert, Iota Gamma (2004)
  • Great Lakes Regional Director - Philip A. Frederick, Phi Beta (2000)
  • North East Regional Director - Steven Brewer, Nu Gamma (2004)
  • North East Regional Director - Jamey Vann, Mu Gamma (2005)
  • South East Regional Director - Amar Amin, Kappa Beta (2006)
  • South East Regional Director - Sean-Paul Ferrera, Zeta Gamma (2003)
  • South Central Regional Director - Adam Marinik, Psi Beta (2004)
  • Western Regional Director - Brian Primeau, Chi (2005)
  • Colony Director - Amanda N. Graor, Theta Gamma (2006)

Other Positions

  • Archivist - Lawrence F. Feldsien, Alpha (1962)
  • Theta Tau Alumni Hall of Fame Director - Dean W. Bettinger, Tau (1981)
  • Theta Tau Educational Foundation - Janice L. Wiitala, Omicron (1990)
  • Historian - Robert E. Pope, Zeta (1952)
  • The Gear Editor-in-Chief - Allison Pollard, Tau Beta (2005)

Notable Alumni

This is a place holder for notable alumni of Theta Tau. Some of these are Theta Tau Alumni Hall of Fame members.
  • Robert J. Van de Graaff - Inventor of the Van de Graaff Generator
  • Curtis LeMay - US Air Force General during WWII
  • Charles Luckman - American Architect, served on Truman's Committee on Human Rights (The Fraternity declared a state of mourning after his passing)
  • Joe Engle - Shuttle Discovery Commander
  • Simon Ramo - Lead the development of microwave and ICBM technology
  • Cliff Stearns - US Congressman
  • Lee C. Haas - Past Grand Regent

History and Facts

Founding Years (1904-1911)

Theta Tau was founded as the "Society of Hammer and Tongs," on October 15, 1904, by Erich J. Schrader, Elwin L. Vinal, William M. Lewis, and Isaac B. Hanks, mining engineering students at the University of Minnesota. They agreed that character qualifications should have top priority in membership selection.

The Fraternity fulfilled the dream of its principal Founder, Erich Schrader, that there be established in engineering a fraternity similar to those already existing in law, medicine, and dentistry. Founder Schrader established a record of service unequaled in the Fraternity's history. He served as its first Grand Regent until 1919, and then for 35 years as Grand Scribe. At its Founders' Golden Anniversary Convention (1954), Theta Tau established the position of Counselor to be held only by him. His unselfish service continued until his death in 1962, at the age of 81. The other Founders also maintained their interest in the Fraternity throughout their lives. The last, Brother Vinal, died in 1971.

Brother Schrader was chiefly responsible for the Ritual, Constitution, and the Bylaws adopted by the Founders. The first badge was a gold skull with the letters Θ and Τ on its forehead, and a crossed hammer and tongs beneath. The Constitution provided for the establishment of additional chapters at other leading engineering schools, and the Fraternity soon began to take on its national character.

Founder Hanks spoke of Theta Tau to his friend, Robert Downing, a member of the Rhombohedron Club at Michigan College of Mines; after correspondence and an inspection trip by Brother Hanks, the club (established in 1903) was installed as Beta Chapter in 1906.

The oldest symbol of the Fraternity still in use is the coat of arms adopted in 1906. It may only be displayed or worn by members.

Founder Lewis transferred to the Colorado School of Mines and there made contact with the Square Set Club which became Gamma Chapter in 1907. The Southwestern Alumni Association, the Fraternity's first, was established in Douglas, Arizona, in 1908.

In 1911, representatives of the three chapters and the alumni association met at the University of Minnesota for the first national Convention, the name was changed to Theta Tau, a revised Ritual approved, and the present badge adopted. Perhaps most important for its future expansion, it was decided that Theta Tau would include all branches of engineering.

Pre-WWII Growth (1911-1935)

In the next two years, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, and Eta Chapters were installed. The Second Convention was held in Houghton, Michigan, in 1913. That Convention designated The Gear of Theta Tau as the national Fraternity's magazine and appointed Jack E. Haynes, A '08, as its first Editor-in-Chief. Previously, the magazine had been published by Beta Chapter with Herman H. Hopkins, B '08, as Editor. Brother Hopkins, a member of the Rhombohedron Club, had been initiated by Beta Chapter as an alumnus. He served until 1919 as the Grand Scribe, and later (1935) was elected Grand Regent.

The Third Convention (1915) and the Fourth (1919) were held in Cleveland, Ohio. Meanwhile, Theta, Iota, and Kappa Chapters were installed; and the Fraternity was well established. Elected as Grand Regent in 1919 was Dr. George D. Louderback, E '96, a charter member of Epsilon Chapter. During his tenure, rapid growth continued, with nine more chapters being installed.

J. Sidney Marine, H '21, was elected Grand Regent in 1925, the youngest one to serve in that position. In 1926, Donald D. Curtis, O Hon. '19, was appointed Editor. He reorganized the magazine and established membership files still in use. He later (1950-1952) served as Grand Regent.

Three more chapters were installed during the terms of Grand Regent Dr. Richard J. Russell, E '19. He designed and issued the first 5,000 membership certificates and also designed the officer robes.

Joseph W. Howe, O '24, and Paul L. Mercer, O '21, became Editors of The Gear in 1929 and for 32 years diligently maintained regular semiannual publication despite economic conditions.

Fred Coffman, L '22, served as Grand Regent during the depression years through 1935. Despite the conditions, three more chapters were installed. A period of very conservative extension began during the thirties with charters generally being granted only to petitioning long-established locals.

WWII History (1935-1944)

Regional Conferences were established during Brother Hopkins' term as Grand Regent (1935-37). Dr. John M. Daniels, N Hon. '22, was the last to serve out his term as Grand Regent in the pre-World War II period. At the 1939 Convention, Russell G. Glass, S '24, the first of two charter members of Sigma Chapter to serve in the Fraternity's top position, was elected Grand Regent, and reelected in 1941. In 1940, Grand Regent Glass made a nation-wide tour visiting nearly every chapter and many alumni associations. At the 1941 Convention, Theta Tau began its tradition of honoring a student chapter Delegate as the Convention's "Outstanding Delegate."

Because of World War II, Conventions were discontinued and chapters were reduced in size, but few went inactive during this period. Brother Hopkins was named Acting Grand Regent for the 27-month period that Grand Regent Glass served abroad in the Navy. When Conventions were resumed in 1946, Ralph W. Nusser, Z '28, was elected Grand Regent. During his term, the chapters were unusually large due to the influx of returning veterans. Norman B. Ames, GB '17, the charter member responsible for Gamma Beta Chapter's affiliation with Theta Tau, was elected Grand Regent in 1948. He was later to succeed Founder Schrader as Grand Scribe.

Post WWII (1944-1962)

Donald D. Curtis, who a few months after his initiation into the Fraternity had been appointed Editor in 1926, climaxed his years of continuous service as a national officer with his term as Grand Regent beginning in 1950. Another longtime Fraternity officer, Jamison Vawter, Z '16, was elected Grand Regent for the term concluding Theta Tau's first half century. He had served for 27 years as Grand Treasurer and was honored by being the first for whom a Theta Tau Convention was named (1935).

The Founders' Golden Anniversary Convention was held in Minneapolis, scheduled to include Founders' Day. It was a gala occasion marred only by the absence of Founder Schrader and Editor Howe due to illness. It was attended by Founders Lewis and Vinal, and by many Past Grand Regents, including Brother Louderback.

A. Dexter Hinckley, T '25, was elected Grand Regent at the 1954 Convention. During his first term, Brother Ames, newly elected Grand Scribe, resigned to accept a Fulbright Lectureship in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). On his return, he visited schools as Special Representative of the Executive Council to promote extension. The position of Regional Director was established by the 1956 Convention.

At the 1958 Convention, Charles W. Britzius, A '33, was elected Grand Regent, the restriction of membership to those who were white was removed, and the Fraternity appropriated funds to support extension efforts.

Robert E. Pope, Z '52, appointed Grand Scribe in April, 1956, to succeed Brother Ames, and repeatedly elected to that office for 38 years, was first employed by the Fraternity as Travelling Secretary in October, 1959.

Brother William E. Franklin, Z '57, then Assistant Editor, was appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Gear in 1961, succeeding Brothers Howe and Mercer. He served until 1969.

Vietnam Years (1962-1976)

At the Convention in 1962, William K. Rey, M '45, was elected Grand Regent, and the Fraternity established the position of Executive Secretary (now Executive Director) to which Brother Pope was appointed. In 1963, for the first time, the Fraternity had a Central Office. Brother Britzius, retiring as Grand Regent, was elected Grand Treasurer, a position he was to hold for twelve years. The decade of the sixties was one of moderate growth with seven new chapters installed. Annual alumni gifts, now so important to the Fraternity, were first solicited in 1964.

The Convention in 1964 adopted the colony program as the standard route which a local fraternity would follow in becoming a Theta Tau Chapter. It also adopted the official flag featuring four quadrants - dark red in upper left with the coat of arms and lower right with stepped gold letters "ΘΤ." The other two quadrants are gold.

The four items of official jewelry remain the member's badge, gear pin (called "sister pin" until 1994), pledge insignia, and official recognition button. Other insignia have been adopted over the years. The colony program sparked design of the simple colony pin, and colony pledge pin, and contributed to adoption of an alternative flag divided along its length into three equal sections, the left and right dark red with gold in the center bearing dark red letters Θ and Τ arranged vertically. Other jewelry items are the Greek letter and coat of arms recognition buttons, alumni charm, and Greek letter lavaliere. The coat of arms is also available as a tie tac, in "Founders' size," on a ring, cuff links, and the "annual award key." Available since 1989 is the identification pin displaying the crest (hand grasping hammer and tongs) and gear wheels with the member's name, chapter, and year engraved on its face. To this may be attached an engraved bar for each Theta Tau national meeting attended by the member.

The 1966 Convention elected C. Ramond Hanes, '24, another Sigma charter member, as Grand Regent. The 1968 Convention elected Dr. Charles E. Wales, '53, an Epsilon Beta charter member, as Grand Regent. The position of Student Member of the Executive Council was created in 1970.

The Executive Council Bulletin, in newsletter format, was first published during the 1970-72 biennium. Now generally issued monthly during the school year, it provides timely news and reminders to officers of the national Fraternity, chapters, and alumni organizations.

F. Garn Hatch, ZB '56, edited the Fall, 1970, issue of The Gear, the first issue with 8-1/2x11-inch page size. He was succeeded by James M. Walter, Phi '68, who served through 1975, and then Steven A. Williams, LB '73, Editor-in-Chief, through 1977. During this period the page size returned to 7x10 inches.

Dr. George G. Dodd, Z '60, was elected Grand Regent in 1972; and the Delegate-at-Large (immediate Past Grand Regent) was made officially a member of the Executive Council.

The 1976 Convention elected as Grand Regent Stephen J. Barth, LB '67, a charter member of Lambda Beta Chapter, the first second-generation Theta Tau to hold this position. In 1977, a plan adopted by the 1976 Convention was implemented, making women eligible for membership.

A New Era (1976-1991)

Returning to the tradition of Editors-in-Chief from Omicron Chapter, Richard A. Rummelhart, O '76, was appointed to this position in 1978 and was succeeded by Arthur T. Petrzelka, O '79, who edited the magazine 1979-88. With the Spring, 1979, issue, The Gear adopted the standard 8-1/2x11-inch page size which has been continued.

The first membership directory in forty years was published in 1979, and others in 1985, 1990, and 1994. A History of Theta Tau, compiled by Past Grand Regent Charles W. Britzius, was published in 1980. Regional Conferences were replaced by a special Convention in 1981, establishing the pattern of holding national meetings annually in August rather than biennially in the week after Christmas.

In 1982, A. Thomas Brown, M '77, like Brother Barth, a member's son, was elected Grand Regent. During 1983, Theta Tau purchased its first computer; moved the Central Office from the Executive Secretary's home to space in the Theta Xi Memorial Headquarters Building in the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur; held its first National Conference; and first employed a second member, Dean W. Bettinger, T '81, as Extension Director/Chapter Consultant. Since then, others have been employed for limited periods, including Michael T. Abraham, EB '92, who served as Administrative Assistant in 1988 and briefly in 1989.

The Theta Tau Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to honor those members of the Fraternity who have distinguished themselves through the excellence of their contributions to their professions and/or to the Fraternity. Being nominated is itself a distinct honor since a chapter or the Executive Council may nominate no more than two annually. From among the nominees, the Selection Committee may name no more than five to be inducted at the national meeting each year. Beginning with the Founders, a total of sixty-three have been inducted over the years (twenty-one of them posthumously). Each laureate is presented with a plaque, and his name is engraved on a large plaque displayed in the Central Office and at each national meeting.

Randall J. Scheetz, O '79, was first elected Grand Regent in 1986. The Fraternity experienced significant growth during his tenure with the installation of eight chapters and the certification of thirteen colonies. This extension effort was sparked by Jerome R. Palardy, EB '90, (then Student Member of the Executive Council) in the Detroit area (Xi Beta, Omicron Beta, and Phi Beta Chapters resulting, the latter installed in 1991). Highlighting extension at other schools was the reestablishment of Pi and Gamma Beta Chapters (inactive since the late seventies). Other chapters installed were Pi Beta, Rho Beta, Sigma Beta, and Tau Beta; and four new alumni clubs were authorized.

The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest originated at Purdue University in 1949 as a competition between Theta Tau and Triangle held annually until 1956. Phi Chapter revived the contest in 1983 as a competition open to all Purdue students. Since 1988, the Theta Tau Rube Goldberg Machine Contest has been a national competition held at Purdue University in March each year with participation by winning entries from local competitions sponsored by Theta Tau Chapters across the nation. The national contest has gained much coverage by the press and television media.

Sean Donnelly, T'88, and Lawrence El-Hindi, T '87, were appointed Co-Editors-in-Chief of The Gear of Theta Tau in 1988. At the direction of the Executive Council, the Central Office staff assumed responsibility for the regular publication of the magazine beginning with the Spring, 1994, issue. In 1996, the Executive Council appointed as the Board of Editors, Robert E. Pope, Editor-in-Chief, and Michael T. Abraham. Although it had remained nominally a semiannual periodical, for a variety of reasons its publication had sometimes been irregular during the previous quarter century.

Dean W. Bettinger, who had served as a staff member in 1983, was first elected Grand Regent at the 1990 Convention and subsequently reelected in 1992 and 1994. During his tenure, nine chapters were installed: Upsilon Beta, Phi Beta, Chi Beta, Psi Beta, Tau (reestablished), Omega Beta, Delta Gamma, Epsilon Gamma, and Zeta Gamma; and six colonies certified.

The Theta Tau Outstanding Student Member Program was inaugurated to provide the mechanism by which each chapter could designate its outstanding student member for recognition by the national Fraternity. The criterion for selection is service to the Fraternity (at any level) during the previous calendar year. The national Fraternity provides an engrossed certificate and an award dangle which the recipient displays on his badge's guard chain. One of these each year is selected as the Fraternity's Outstanding Student Member with the announcement made at the national meeting. The national honoree is presented with a special certificate and with a jeweled dangle. The award was first presented in 1991 for service to the Fraternity during the calendar year 1990.

The Present Day (1991-Present)

In 1991, the Central Office moved to the 655 Office Building in the Creve Coeur Executive Office Park. Michael T. Abraham returned as a permanent staff member with the title Assistant Executive Director in 1992 and was elected Grand Scribe in 1994. In 1994, the appointive position of Executive Director was added to the Executive Council. Brother Pope who had served on the Fraternity's staff for 37 years retired in 1996 and was designated Executive Director Emeritus by the Executive Council. Brother Abraham was appointed Executive Director.

Lee C. Haas, P '62, was elected Grand Regent in 1996 and reelected in 1998. He was instrumental in establishing the Theta Tau Educational Foundation in 1998 and served as its first President. In 1999 the Foundation sponsored the Fraternity's first Leadership Academy replacing the National Conference. He presided at the Installation of Eta Gamma, Theta Gamma, and Iota Gamma Chapters bringing to fifty-two the number of schools at which Theta Tau Chapters have been established over the years.

At the Fraternity's first Convention held in Arizona, Glen A. Wilcox, Omega '90, was elected Grand Regent. At the 2000 meeting, many structural changes were made in the Constitution and Bylaws to more fully integrate the Central Office into our laws. These changes reflected many practices already in place and allowed the Executive Council to focus on its responsibilities as the Fraternity's Board of Directors. The Convention also endorsed without dissent and without modification the national Fraternity liability insurance standard adopted by the Executive Council in the Spring 1999.

The 2000-2001 school year brought the installation of two new chapters. Past Grand Regent Haas installed Kappa Gamma Chapter at the Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU had began its engineering school in 1996 with 92 students, and a Theta Tau Colony was established with the assistance of eleven Brothers, including Brother Lee Haas, Brother Mike Livingston, and Brother Brian Ewbank. Grand Regent Wilcox presided at the installation of Lambda Gamma at Clemson University on January 13, 2001, and he later presided at the installations of Mu Gamma and Nu Gamma in the spring of 2003. Also, in November 2001, the Central Office moved from the St. Louis metropolitan area to the 815 Brazos building in downtown Austin, Texas.

Theta Tau Jewelry

The official pieces of Theta Tau jewelry are listed below:
  • Pledge Pin
  • Official Recognition Button
  • Greek Letter Recognition Button
  • Coat of Arms Recognition button
  • Colony Pledge Pin
  • Colony Pin
  • Gear (sister) Pin
  • Member’s Badge
  • Alumni Charm
  • Founders’ Size Coat of Arms
  • Annual Award Key
  • Identification Pin with Convention/Leadership Academy Bar Attached

Chapters

Active Chapters

Chapter Greek University Location Region
Alpha?University of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MinnesotaCentral
Beta?Michigan Technological UniversityHoughton, MichiganGreat Lakes
ZetaΖUniversity of KansasLawrence, KansasWestern
MuΜUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AlabamaSouth East
XiΞUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison, WisconsinCentral
Omicron?University of IowaIowa City, IowaCentral
Pi?University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VirginiaAtlantic
Rho?North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, North CarolinaAtlantic
SigmaSOhio State UniversityColumbus, OhioGreat Lakes
Tau?Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, New YorkNorth East
KappaΚUniversity of IllinoisUrbana, IllinoisCentral
Upsilon?University of ArkansasFayetteville, ArkansasSouth Central
PhiFPurdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IndianaCentral
Chi?University of ArizonaTucson, ArizonaWestern
OmegaOSouth Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid City, South DakotaWestern
Gamma BetaΓ?George Washington UniversityWashington, DCAtlantic
Epsilon BetaΕ?Wayne State UniversityDetroit, MichiganGreat Lakes
Kappa BetaΚ?Mississippi State UniversityStarkville, MississippiSouth East
Lambda BetaΛ?Tennessee Technological UniversityCookeville, TennesseeSouth East
Nu BetaΝ?University of Wisconsin-PlattevillePlatteville, WisconsinCentral
Xi BetaΞ?Lawrence Technological UniversitySouthfield, MichiganGreat Lakes
Omicron BetaΟ?University of Michigan DearbornDearborn, MichiganGreat Lakes
Pi BetaΠ?Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, MichiganGreat Lakes
Rho BetaΡ?Ohio UniversityAthens, OhioGreat Lakes
Sigma BetaΣ?University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukee, WisconsinCentral
Tau BetaΤ?Southern Methodist UniversityDallas, TexasSouth Central
Upsilon BetaΥ?Old Dominion UniversityNorfolk, VirginiaAtlantic
Phi BetaΦ?Oakland UniversityRochester, MichiganGreat Lakes
Chi BetaΧ?University of ToledoToledo, OhioGreat Lakes
Psi BetaΨ?University of Texas at AustinAustin, TexasSouth Central
Omega BetaΩ?Hofstra UniversityHempstead, New YorkNorth East
Delta GammaΔΓArizona State UniversityTempe, ArizonaWestern
Epsilon GammaΕGNorthwestern UniversityEvanston, IllinoisCentral
Zeta GammaΖGUniversity of FloridaGainesville, FloridaSouth East
Eta GammaΗGUniversity of Colorado at BoulderBoulder, ColoradoWestern
Theta GammaΘGUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor, MichiganGreat Lakes
Iota GammaΙGUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnati, OhioGreat Lakes
Kappa GammaΚGVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VirginiaAtlantic
Lambda GammaΛGClemson UniversityClemson, South CarolinaSouth East
Mu GammaΜGUniversity at BuffaloBuffalo, New YorkNorth East
Nu GammaΝGBinghamton UniversityBinghamton, New YorkNorth East
Xi GammaΞGTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station, TexasSouth Central
Omicron GammaΟGUniversity of California, DavisDavis, CaliforniaWestern
Pi GammaΠGUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotte, North CarolinaAtlantic
Rho GammaΡGUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando, FLSouth East
Sigma GammaΣGUniversity of Rhode IslandKingston, RINorth East

Inactive Chapters

Chapter Greek University Location Region
GammaGColorado School of MinesGolden, ColoradoWestern
DeltaΔCase Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, OhioCentral
EpsilonΕUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley, CaliforniaWestern
EtaΗMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MassachusettsAtlantic
ThetaΘColumbia UniversityNew York, New YorkAtlantic
IotaΙUniversity of MissouriRolla, MissouriWestern
LambdaΛUniversity of UtahSalt Lake City, UtahWestern
Nu?Carnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaAtlantic
PsiΨMontana College of Mineral Science & TechnologyButte, MontanaWestern
Delta BetaΔ?University of LouisvilleLouisville, KentuckyAtlantic
Zeta BetaΖΒUtah State UniversityLogan, UtahWestern
Eta BetaΗΒUniversity of HoustonHouston, TexasSouth Central
Theta BetaΘΒUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WashingtonWestern
Iota BetaΙ?University of DetroitDetroit, MichiganGreat Lakes
Mu BetaΜΒGMI Engineering & Management InstituteFlint, MichiganGreat Lakes

Active Colonies

Colony University Location Link Region
USF ColonyUniversity of South FloridaTampa, FLUSF Theta TauSouth East
UIUC ColonyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana, ILUIUC Theta TauCentral
OKState ColonyOklahoma State UniversityStillwater, OKOKState Theta TauSouth Central
UPenn ColonyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PAPenn Theta TauNorth East
VT ColonyVirginia TechBlacksburg, VAVT Theta TauAtlantic
UT ColonyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxville, TNUT Theta TauSouth East

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Ecclesiastes (often abbreviated in the bible as Ecc) (Hebrew: Qohelet) is a book of the Hebrew Bible. The title derives from the Greek translation of the Hebrew book title: קֹהֶלֶת (variously transliterated as
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Maroon is a color related to dark red. Although conceptually a color mixture, it can be regarded as a dark (and possibly also desaturated) shade of red. Derived from French marron ("chestnut"), it didn't become a color-word in English until ca. 1790.
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GOLD refers to one of the following:
  • GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade).
  • GOLD (parser) is an open source BNF parser.

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Garnet is a group of minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. Garnets are most often seen in red, but are available in a wide variety of colors spanning the entire spectrum.
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The mineral pyrope is a member of the garnet group. Pyrope is the only member of the garnet family to always display red colouration in natural samples, and it is from this characteristic that it gets its name: from the Greek for fire and eye.
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A Regent, from the Latin regens "who reigns" , is a person selected to act as Head of state (ruling or not) because the ruler is a minor, not present or debilitated. Thus, the common use is for an acting deputy governor.
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