About Us


Chapter History/Information
The Upsilon Chapter of Theta Tau had its first meeting on April 7th, 1928 at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with its founders being W.B. Stelzner and W.R. Spencer. Since then Upsilon Chapter has committed to offer its members a lifelong bond of brotherhood, and to promote their educational, professional and service objectives. We look forward to continue expanding our chapter of engineers.

National History:
Theta Tau is the oldest, largest, and foremost Fraternity for Engineers. Since its founding in 1904 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, over 35,000 students have been initiated over the years. With emphasis on quality and a strong fraternal bond, the Fraternity has chapters only at ABET Accredited schools and limits the number of student members in any of its chapters across the nation.

In October 15 1904, Theta Tau was founded as the “Society of Hammer and Tongs” by four mining engineering students at the University of Minnesota: Erick 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.

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.

Open Motto:
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;…” -Ecclesiastes 9:10

Our Goals
For our Brotherhood
We forge lifelong bonds of fraternal friendship, a journey that develops and delivers a network of lasting personal and professional relationships. We foster an inviting, safe, and social environment in which our members become lifelong friends.

For our Profession
We develop and nurture engineers with strong communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and leadership skills that we demonstrate in our profession, our community, and in our lives.

For our Communities
We are known for our service to our college, university and the larger community. Our service projects create a unifying environment for learning and personal growth for our members.