May 6, 2021

It is with deep regret that we learned of the passing earlier this week of a member of the Alpha Chapter of Theta Tau at the University of Minnesota.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our brother.  His family, chapter brothers and loved ones are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

We have no more information to share at this time.  Out of respect for an open law enforcement investigation, we are referring all media inquiries to Officer John Elder at the Minneapolis Police Department.

ABOUT THETA TAU: The Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity is a co-ed college fraternity for those pursuing degrees in engineering.  Founded at the University of Minnesota in 1904, Theta Tau is proud to be the nation’s largest engineering fraternity, with more than 100 chapters and Candidate Chapters, nearly 5,000 student members and nearly 40,000 total initiates.  Learn more at


Jim Gaffney
Executive Director