Since 1904, Theta Tau has carefully followed a program in the selection and development of its members that stresses the importance of high professional ethics and exemplary practices.

 

Message from our Regent

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Welcome! Thank you for taking your time to explore our website. Theta Tau is a co-ed professional engineering fraternity, holding the values of brotherhood, professionalism, and community service to a high standard. With over 80 active chapters and colonies, we are the oldest and largest professional engineering fraternity in the nation. Together, we strive "to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members, and to unite them in a strong bond of fraternal fellowship."

I have been part of this fraternity for over three years. Before I joined, I didn't even know the concept of a professional fraternity existed. I knew I was looking for an organization to join, but didn't know which one or where to start looking. One day, this organization advertised in my classroom, offering free pizza to all who came out to rush. I was convinced. Although I initially came for the free pizza, I decided to stay and found myself coming back each night of rush to talk to all of the remarkable brothers I was meeting. These were the people I wanted to share the rest of my college career with.

Theta Tau has has given me a lot. It has helped me develop my professional skills, provided numerous leadership opportunities, and helped build my confidence. Most importantly, it has given me a family. Being in my last year of college, I can safely say that all of my fondest college memories have been with the brothers of this fraternity. They have been there when I needed them most, as I have been for them. I can safely say without a doubt that joining Theta Tau was the best decision of my college career.

For all you considering rushing Theta Tau, just do it. I assure you that you won't regret it. Get ready to put your best foot forward and set forth on a path that will shape your future. "Whatsoever they hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;..." - Ecclesiastes 9:10

KRISTOPHER QUON
REGENT | THETA TAU, UPSILON CLASS


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Fraternity History

Founded at the University of Minnesota in 1904, Theta Tau is the nation's oldest and foremost fraternity for engineers. With emphasis on quality and a strong fraternal bond, the fraternity has chapters only at ABET accredited schools. Theta Tau has initiated over 30,000 members, and carefully follows a program in the selection and development of its members that stresses the importance of high professional ethics and exemplary practices. Within each chapter, the fraternity stimulates professional activity and social compatibility; provides a framework for group participation in campus, community, engineering, and fraternity affairs; and promotes lasting friendships - a lifetime of brotherhood in an engineering environment. Through visitation from national officers and other alumni, the stability of each chapter is maintained. Guidance and publications are also provided by the Central Office to help manage the chapter in a professional manner. Through national conferences and conventions, there is an annual opportunity to connect with fraternity brothers from chapters across the nation. We are always looking for motivated, ambitious, and energetic engineering students that are interested in building friendships, improving their professional lives, and becoming the strong foundation upon which the fraternity is built. Are you the person we are looking for? 

 


Founding Fathers

Chapter History

The Omicron Gamma Chapter at the University of California, Davis started on April 24th, 2004 when a small group of ambitious electrical engineers met to prepare for their upcoming IEEE elections. This group of individuals, later known as the Founding Fathers, each epitomized the most desired ideals of any good leader: charisma, commitment, initiative, and passion. The Founding Fathers realized that our university had no student organization on campus that encompassed the diverse engineering student body and saw an opportunity to create something great. Through extensive research and dedication, the Omicron Gamma Chapter of Theta  Tau was founded on April 29, 2007. To this day, our UC Davis Chapter is ever growing with strong members who share the same resilience as the Founding Fathers. We will not forget the efforts of those before us as we stride forward into the future with many great things to come. 


Advisors

PROFESSOR JOHN OWENS

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Office: Kemper Engineering Building (Engineering II) Room 3175

Postal: Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-5294

Office Phone: 530-754-4289

Fax: 530-752-8428

Email: jowens@ece.ucdavis.edu

Website: http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/~jowens/

"When I talk to the companies who come to campus to recruit top students, of course they care about students' academic performance and the skills they have mastered. But they also care about many things that we don't teach in the classroom: leadership, teamwork, interpersonal skills. That's what Theta Tau can teach you, as well as giving you the joy and satisfaction of working with a great group of your fellow engineering students and friends, a group that will hopefully make an impact on our campus for years and years to come."

PROFESSOR LIJUAN (DAWN) CHENG

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Office: Ghausi Hall (Engineering III) Room 3161

Postal:  Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-5294

Office Phone: 530-754-8030

Fax: 530-752-7872

Email: dawcheng@ucdavis.edu

Website: http://retrocee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/cheng/Home.htm


 

Awards

CINCINNATI, Ohio (2016)

Omicron Gamma was honored with five awards at this year's National Convention (2016) in Cincinnati, Ohio. A big thanks to brothers Jasmine Miller and Micah Marmorstein for attending the convention and accepting these awards on our behalf.

 
 

Past Awards

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (2015)

Best Website, 1st Place
Best Community Service Event, 2nd Place
Best Professional Development Program, 3rd Place
Advisor of Excellence: Professor Dawn (Lijuan) Cheng
Continued Successful Member Recruitment (40+ members)
Outstanding Chapter Performance

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (2014)

Best Community Service Event, 1st Place
Best Brotherhood Event, 2nd Place
Best Photography, 3rd Place
Best Newsletter, 3rd Place
Continued Successful Member Recruitment (40+ members)
Outstanding Chapter Performance

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (2013)

Philanthropy Award, 1st place
Best Photography, 1st place
Best Website, 2nd place
Best Newsletter, 3rd place
Advisor of Excellence: Professor Dawn (Lijuan) Cheng
Continued Successful Member Recruitment (40+ members)
Outstanding Chapter Performance