What is Theta Tau?

Theta Tau is the oldest, largest, and foremost co-ed professional fraternity for engineers. Since its founding at the University of Minnesota in 1904, over 30,000 have been initiated over the years. With emphasis on quality and a strong fraternal bond, the Fraternity has chapters in only ABET accredited schools, and limits to seventy the number of student members in any one of its chapters across the nation. 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.

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Recruitment starts at the beginning of every semester through a process known as “rushing”. Rushing a fraternity is the process of getting to know more about the fraternity, its values, and the brothers through various activities. After a couple of weeks, a group of potential new members is selected to start the pledge process. Pledging is a process that challenges new members to be their best and requires your complete dedication and time commitment. Be sure to attend our rush events or email us at ruthetatau@gmail.com for more information! Note that as our national policy we adhere to the GreekLifeEdu hazing and alcohol policies located here:
GreekLifeEdu Hazing Policy
GreekLifeEdu Alcohol Policy

The Three Pillars

The brothers of Theta Tau follow and maintain the following three pillars:


The brothers of Theta Tau strive to develop careers in the professional world. We foster strong communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills that are demonstrated in everyday life. Brothers can often be seen attending local job fairs and demonstrating their skills to the best employers in the nation.


Our chapter is involved with volunteer efforts on a local, collegiate, and national level. Brothers are involved in efforts both large and small across a wide range of organizations. This includes Rutgers Dance Marathon to Alternative Spring Break trips to writing cards for Cards For Hospitalized Kids.


The brothers also forge lifelong bonds, a journey that develops and delivers a network of lasting personal and professional relationships. We create and foster an inviting, safe, and social environment in which our members become lifelong friends.

Membership Requirements

Pay new member dues

Full time enrollment at Rutgers

Have a minimum GPA of 2.75

Be enrolled in an engineering major

Complete at least one semester at any university

Complete the Greek Recruitment Form

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