Theta Tau

Our Story

We are the first & foremost professional engineering fraternity at Cornell University.

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Theta Tau is the oldest, largest, and foremost Fraternity for Engineers. Since its founding at the University of Minnesota in 1904, over 30,000 have been initiated over the years. With emphasis on quality and a strong fraternal bond, the Fraternity has chapters in only ABET accredited schools, and limits to seventy the number of student members in any one of its chapters across the nation.

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. The members of Theta Tau are: Honest and Ethical, Dependable and Trustworthy, Respectful, Generous, and Proud of our Community of Engineers.

What we do

Theta Tau provides the opportunity to unite brotherhood and philanthropy for its members. Upon joining, I was excited to learn that it has such an established philanthropy pillar. Theta Tau strives to be more than just academically driven. It also focuses on reaching out into the greater community. Participating in our philanthropy events has given me an outlet to volunteer while allowing me to bond with my brothers.

Our past projects have been great experiences and I hope to build off of them to help make a difference while having fun. This semester we hope to partner up with Y.O.U.R.S. to bring opportunities for children living in mobile home parks near Ithaca. We will also be participating in events to reach out Cornell students and the greater Ithaca area. These events will be exciting and help Theta Tau fulfill its important philanthropy pillar.

Andrew Tsakiris

Philanthropy Chair

Within Theta Tau, the bonds we make are integral to shaping both our Cornell experiences and our future professional careers. Clara and TK, the social chairs, are in charge of planning and organizing events where brothers fortify fulfilling friendships and make meaningful memories. The brothers of Theta Tau have enjoyed formal events scheduled at the end of every semester, date nights, new member class bonding events, and excursions to off-campus activities, such as apple picking, go-karting, and team building.

These bonds of brotherhood formed within the organization go far beyond just professional connections, providing a home away from home, mentorship, and a sense of community at a large university. Having brotherhood means enjoying lifelong connections that can provide support and celebration in life's most important moments.

TK Kong

Social Chair

Clara Walton

Social Chair

Professionalism is one of the three main tenets of Theta Tau. We strive to provide resources and educational opportunities for both new members and brothers, with the hope that all brothers will develop the self confidence, self awareness, and lifelong skills applicable to whatever profession they choose.

Throughout the year, we serve not only our members but the greater engineering community by hosting information sessions, resume critiques, mock interviews, Alumni Panel Talks, and presentations on a variety of topics. Our favorite events include our Pre-Enrollment Office Hours and Career Fair 101 which we offer to the engineering community. Professional development is based in personal development, and Theta Tau provides great opportunities to assist brothers in finding and following their own paths.

Sophia Oguri

Professional Development Chair

Keethu Ramalingam

Professional Development Chair

Spotlight

Alumnus Spotlight: Omar Abdul-Rahim

"I joined Theta Tau to find the sense of community and fulfillment within the College of Engineering that I was unable to find within my studies alone," says Omar. Hear from Cornell Theta Tau's alumnus about his experience at Cornell and in Theta Tau.

Brother Spotlight: Kara Guse

Kara, a current graduate student and Cornell Theta Tau alumnus, talks about her path to pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration after obtaining a Bachelor's in Materials Science and Engineering.

Alumnus Spotlight: Katrina Lastra

"I make bad puns and then laugh at myself almost always," says Katrina. Hear from Cornell Theta Tau's alumnus and previous Vice Regent about her experience at Cornell and in Theta Tau.

We've been to great places

Brotherhood

Eboard
Kyra Conroy
Kyra Conroy

Regent

Yanir Nulman
Yanir Nulman

Vice Regent

Marc Antonios
Marc Antonios

Treasurer

Michael Xiao
Michael Xiao

Scribe


Semesterly Eboard and Officers
TK Kong
TK Kong

Social Chair

Clara Walton
Clara Walton

Social Chair

Matias Blake
Matias Blake

New Member Educator

Cayla Hamann
Cayla Hamann

New Member Educator

Andrew Tsakiris
Andrew Tsakiris

Philanthropy Chair

Sophia Oguri
Sophia Oguri

Professional Development Chair

Keethu Ramalingam
Keethu Ramalingam

Professional Development Chair

Kevin Cavallo
Kevin Cavallo

Recruitment Chair

Rema Toopal
Rema Toopal

Recruitment Chair

Carol Zhang
Carol Zhang

Alumni Relations Chair

Deniz Erkan
Deniz Erkan

Academics Chair

Emma Kranich
Emma Kranich

Intramural Chair

Alexa Batino
Alexa Batino

Webmaster

Celine Choo
Celine Choo

Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Madeleine Lee
Madeleine Lee

Marketing Chair


Mu
Kyra Conroy
Kyra Conroy

TK Kong
TK Kong

Daniel Pyrek
Daniel Pyrek

Emma Renner
Emma Renner

Michael Xiao
Michael Xiao

Nu
Marc Antonios
Marc Antonios

Nicolas Barone
Nicolas Barone

Rees Chang
Rees Chang

Erin Chen
Erin Chen

Celine Choo
Celine Choo

Matt Danbury
Matt Danbury

Priyanka Konan
Priyanka Konan

Jared Lim
Jared Lim

Yanir Nulman
Yanir Nulman

Chris Wright
Chris Wright

Andy Zhang
Andy Zhang

Xi
Anuj Baskota
Anuj Baskota

Liz Cantlebary
Liz Cantlebary

Chelsea Seungyeon Han
Chelsea Seungyeon Han

Olia Javidi
Olia Javidi

Abhimanyu Kompella
Abhimanyu Kompella

Kanha Matai
Kanha Matai

Collin Montag
Collin Montag

Francis Rayos del Sol
Francis Rayos del Sol

Julia Timko
Julia Timko

Darren Tsai
Darren Tsai

Andrew Tsakiris
Andrew Tsakiris

Clara Walton
Clara Walton

Brandon Wang
Brandon Wang

Omicron
Matias Blake
Matias Blake

Kevin Cavallo
Kevin Cavallo

Nicholas Diaco
Nicholas Diaco

Kelly Fam
Kelly Fam

Judson Freidl
Judson Freidl

Cayla Hamann
Cayla Hamann

Madeleine Lee
Madeleine Lee

Cathy Li
Cathy Li

Marguerite Lorenzo
Marguerite Lorenzo

Shalin Mehta
Shalin Mehta

Hayley Nilles
Hayley Nilles

Omar Rasheed
Omar Rasheed

Rema Toopal
Rema Toopal

Pi
Alexa Batino
Alexa Batino

Cort Breuer
Cort Breuer

Edward Chen
Edward Chen

Kyu Hwan Choi
Kyu Hwan Choi

Deniz Erkan
Deniz Erkan

Emma Kranich
Emma Kranich

Sophia Oguri
Sophia Oguri

Leena Park
Leena Park

Rizo Rakhmanov
Rizo Rakhmanov

Keethu Ramalingam
Keethu Ramalingam

Nathan Stack
Nathan Stack

Thomas Taffe
Thomas Taffe

Carol Zhang
Carol Zhang

Graduate Students
Kara Guse
Kara Guse

Peter Haddad
Peter Haddad

Nehal Rawat
Nehal Rawat