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 to the website of Theta Tau, Omicron Gamma Chapter! We are proud to be the largest Engineering Fraternity in the nation, as well as being the only Co-Ed Professional Engineering Fraternity on campus. We strive to provide our members with as many enriching experiences as possible that best represent the three fundamental pillars that we were founded upon: Professionalism, Brotherhood and Community Service. Please feel free to explore this website and find out more about what Theta Tau is all about and if this amazing community of driven, hardworking and caring individuals is right for you!

I can say with the utmost certainty that joining Theta Tau was the best decision that I made during my college career. At the time I would have never expected that coming out just one night for the free pizza, would turn into many nights filled with laughter, experiences leading to great personal growth, and the feeling of truly belonging somewhere. The Brothers that make up this Fraternity are some of the best people you will meet here in Davis, and I strongly urge you to come meet them and see just how great each and every one of them are for yourself.

The dictionary defines superlative as: of the highest kind, quality or order, surpassing all else or others. Supreme. I define it as the Brothers of Theta Tau. As individuals, as leaders, as students, and as friends, they are of the highest kind, quality and order. Supreme. 

BRANDON LUONG
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