University of Nevada, Reno


A Professional Co-Ed Engineering Fraternity

Rush | Spring 2020!

About Us

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.

Theta Tau is the oldest, largest, and foremost fraternity for engineers. Since its founding at the University of Minnesota in 1904, over 40,000 have been initiated over the years. Theta Tau started at The University of Nevada, Reno on December 10th, 2011, and initiated as the Rho Delta Chapter on November 9th, 2013.

Our Pillars

Our chapter has three pillars that guide everything we do.


We forge lifelong bonds of fraternal friendship, a journey that develops and delivers a network of lasting personal and professional relationships. We foster an inviting, safe, and social environment in which our members become lifelong friends.


We develop and nurture engineers with strong communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and leadership skills that we demonstrate in our profession, our community, and in our lives.


We are known for our service to our college, university and the larger community. Our service projects create a unifying environment for learning and personal growth for our members.

Membership Benefits

Our members share some of their experiences.

Rachel Backlund

Theta Tau has given me a place to call home. The people I have met have made me feel like I belong in engineering.

David Greenspan

Theta Tau has taught me how to be a professional and successful engineer. This fraternity has given me the opportunity to intern at amazing companies and gain valuable experience.