CEC Organizations: Theta Tau

Theta Tau Regional Conference at MiamiTheta Tau is one of the largest organizations in CEC with 75 to 80 active members in any given semester. It is also the only professional fraternity exclusively for engineers at Miami University. According to Theta Tau’s president, Tyler Hatfield, the purpose of Theta Tau is “to emphasize getting experience and having fun in a professional way.”

The pillars of Theta Tau are professional development, brotherhood, and service. Theta Tau fosters professional development in its members in a variety of ways. They do resume and LinkedIn workshops, host guest speakers, and hold networking events and technical workshops, to name a few of the ways they further professional development of their brothers.

As for service, the main way that Theta Tau brothers give back to their community is through their work with Habitat for Humanity. In early March they are planning to go to Cincinnati to help with a project there, and during spring break a group is going to Florida to help build houses. They also do smaller service projects, such as helping with the recent blood drive in Millett Hall.

Theta Tau is dedicated to fostering brotherhood between its members. Most of the new pledges are freshmen and sophomores, and the older brothers are determined to create a supportive atmosphere for the younger ones. They reserve study rooms so the brothers can assist each other in studying and understanding coursework.

Theta Tau holds recruitment every semester. Recruitment for Spring 2017 is now over, but if you are interested in joining Theta Tau or just learning more about it, you can find recruitment information, a schedule of events, and a list of current members on Theta Tau’s new website.

By Paige Smith