From the Founders
“Student life in the Fraternity is but a period of apprenticeship and final control over traditions and the administration is a responsibility of the alumnus. The active chapter builds the foundation because it selects the future members. The alumni build the superstructure because… it is the reputation of the alumni which makes the reputation of the fraternity.”
– Founder, Bro. Erich J. Schrader at the installation
of Omega Chapter.
The growth, success, and stability of Theta Tau are due to the outstanding support given by our alumni members. Our alumni continue to carry out the purposes of the Fraternity and show their Theta Tau pride.
Theta Tau’s opportunities for involvement and participation are many. Among the most satisfying alumnus opportunities are mentoring student members, serving as advisers, assisting with recruitment, being a house corporation member and interacting at special occasions, all of which assist our student members and strengthen the chapter. Alumni can also be involved in alumni clubs and national committees. Alumni are not, however, involved in the day-to-day operation of the active student chapter.
Our alumni are appreciated for whatever contribution they are able to make to the Fraternity on formal or informal basis. Involvement may include contributions of time, talent or treasure. Founders Day celebrations, initiations, homecoming, Engineers Week, job fairs, and anniversary celebrations for chapters often bring alumni together with students, emphasizing that Theta Tau is truly for a lifetime.
As a member-driven organization, Theta Tau relies on alumni volunteers who manage, lead and direct the programs, operations, and vision for the Fraternity. Below are just some ways in which alumni volunteer:
Have questions? Interested in volunteering?
Contact the Volunteer Director.