A fraternity offers its members a lifelong bond of brotherhood and activities to promote their educational objectives. A general characteristic of fraternities is that membership is by invitation only, membership is for life, and a ritual proclaiming the ideals of the organization is revealed to its members upon initiation. Fraternity members generally have a higher GPA and are more likely to graduate than the overall student body. A general fraternity can organize only the social life of its members, but as a professional fraternity, Theta Tau offers more: a common bond of interest in the pursuance of engineering in its various branches. Theta Tau along with twenty-five other groups representing various academic disciplines joined together in founding the Professional Fraternity Association in 1928. These groups offer so much more to our members than the commonly held (and often inaccurate) perspective of the greek system as a whole.