Theta Tau

The first and foremost co-ed professional engineering fraternity at Cornell.

Rush Info

ABOUT US

We are Theta Tau's Kappa Delta Chapter at Cornell University

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.

PROFESSIONAL
A couple words from our Professional Chair

Theta Tau gives its members a competitive edge with an expansive professional network and the tools to develop the qualities top companies and firms look for during job recruitment.

A strong sense of professionalism resonates throughout the Brotherhood; professional development plays an integral part during the New Member Education process, and members can continue to take advantage of the opportunities Theta Tau has to offer up through graduation and after entering the work place.

Our organization ultimately strives to develop its members such that they can join the professional network that helped them get to where they are, and continue the cycle of using the network and giving back to the Brotherhood.

Many of our members have gone on to pursue full-time positions, in an array of different disciplines, at some of the top companies and firms. These include: Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte Consulting, Accenture, and more. Many of our members have also gone on to pursue a Masters of Ph.D. at some of the world's top universities.

Some of the tools available to members include: interview and network presentations, mock interviews, resume and cover letter critiques and a collection of reference resumes, and cover letters and interview questions for reference. Theta Tau not only teaches its members how to best succeed in a professional environment, but also provides a network in which those skills can be put to work!

Emily Dothe
Professional Chair
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SOCIAL
Hear from our social chairs about our social events!

At Cornell Theta Tau, the bonds we make are integral to our Cornell experiences and even to our future professional careers. Co-Events Chairmen Adrian Wu and Micaella Zubkov are in charge of planning and organizing interactive activities at which brothers strengthen friendships and make memories. The brothers of Theta Tau have enjoyed Formals scheduled at the end of every semester, date nights, pledge class bonding events, and excursions to off-campus activities, such as apple picking and team building.

Events are also focused on the Cornell community. Inter-fraternity events with other professional fraternities at Cornell as well as Slope Day are a few favorite events.

Micaella Zubkov
Co-Social Chair
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Brotherhood is one of the primary tenants of Theta Tau and as such, we make aim to provide ample opportunities brothers to create bonds and memories that will last a lifetime.

We are keen on maintaining strong relationships within the Brotherhood as well as expanding our network by hosting social events with other professional fraternities at Cornell. We will continue our tradition through date nights, pledge class bonding events, formals, and off campus activities.

The end of spring semester is always a sentimental time for Theta Tau as our seniors prepare to graduate. We hold a senior sendoff each spring to celebrate their achievements from their time at Cornell as well as bidding them a heartfelt farewell. Seniors often return to visit the brotherhood that they grew to love during their college careers.

Adrian Wu
Co-Social Chair
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PHILANTHROPY
A couple words from our Philanthropy Chair

One of the three main pillars of Theta Tau is service, and throughout the year, our brothers look forward to giving back to the Ithaca-Tompkins County community at large.

Some of the events include Into the Streets, a student-led program that sponsors an enormous annual service event, and Truss Days, an event held by Habitat for Humanity that builds roof trusses for families in need of housing. Many of our brothers take part in Cornell’s YOURS outreach program, which aims to provide opportunities and mentoring for students living in mobile home parks in the area.

In addition to mentoring, we present simple engineering concepts to the students in an interactive, hands-on method that fosters interest in math, science, and engineering.

Sahitya Mantravadi
Philanthropy Chair
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WHERE WE'VE BEEN
Top Companies, Best Firms, and a multitude of experiences.
THE BROTHERS
Get to know the Brothers. See where they are professionally both on and off campus.
Core Executive Board
Austin Cagley
REGENT
Austin Cagley
MacDaddy
VICE-REGENT
Kyle MacNeney
Rudgie
TREASURER
Kyle Rudge
Kels
SCRIBE
Kelsey Evans
Semester Executive
Board
Brandon Hartz
New Member Educator
Brandon Hartz
Sahitya Mantravadi
Philanthropy Chair
Sahitya Mantravadi
Emily Dothe
Professional Chair
Emily Dothe
Anya Varanko
Rush Chair
Anya Varanko
Adrian Wu
Social Chair
Adrian Wu
Misha Zubkov
Social Chair
Micaella Zubkov
Delta
Fall 2012
Chris Canova
Chris Canova
Brandon Huang
Brandon Huang
Robby Kautzmann
Rob Kautzmann
Julia Littlehale
Julia Littlehale
Basil Polsonetti
Basil Polsonetti
Jen Qian
Jennifer Qian
Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers
Carl Schultz
Carl Schultz
Brandon Huang
Megan Seaman
Saagar Shah
Saagar Shah
Sydney Sheridan
Sydney Sheridan
Michael Stern
Michael Stern
Aaron Stolicker
Aaron Stolicker
Alexa Wnorowski
Alexa Wnorowski
George Xu
George Xu
Dylan Yang
Dylan Yang
Epsilon
Fall 2013
Claire Behar
Claire Behar
Vincent Bello
Vincent Bello
Jonya Chen
Jonya Chen
Marc Choueiri
Marc Choueiri
Michelle Felizardo
Michelle Felizardo
Valerie Hu
Valerie Hu
Vikram Kejariwal
Vikram Kejariwal
Curtis Kwan
Curtis Kwan
Larissa Helen Mahaga Ajala
Larissa-Helen Mahaga-Ajala
Emily McCormick
Emily McCormick
Brian Pollack
Brian Pollack
Yuxiao Tan
Yuxiao Tan
Alyssa Travitz
Alyssa Travitz
Demitri Tzitzon
Demitri Tzitzon
Jean Ye
Jean Ye
Zeta
Spring 2014
Mark Flamme
Mark Flamme
Nikita Gupta
Nikita Gupta
Nick Hatter
Nick Hatter
Mark Henry
Mark Henry
Ryo Inkyo
Ryo Inkyo
Emma Luengo
Emma Luengo
Irene Li
Irene Li
Sam Miller
Sam Miller
Robyn Nason
Robyn Nason
Greg Pon
Greg Pon
Jonathan Tong
Jonathan Tong
Fabien Vaucheret
Fabien Vaucheret
Pavan Yalla
Pavan Yalla
Shannon Zhou
Shannon Zhou
Erin Cantrell
Erin Cantrell
Eta
Fall 2014
Andrew Aquino
Andrew Aquino
Sara Chau
Sara Chau
Katie Dao
Katie Dao
Gaia De Ponti
Gaia De Ponti
TJ Famighetti
TJ Famighetti
Jason Frank
Jason Frank
Varun Hegde
Varun Hegde
Yezy Lim
Yezy Lim
Jack Newman
Jack Newman
John Reidy
John Reidy
Hannah Rudin
Hannah Rudin
Arpit Sheth
Arpit Sheth
SPRING RUSH 2015
LETTER FROM THE RUSH CHAIR

When reflecting upon my first semester at Cornell University, I couldn’t help but feel that something was missing. I had entered college with intentions of becoming involved community service, joining clubs, and learning to be a leader in engineering. However, adjusting to college life and the curriculum proved challenging, and I returned to Cornell wanting more from my second semester.

That’s when I attended an information session for Theta Tau, Cornell’s only co-ed professional engineering fraternity. The three tenets of the fraternity – service, professional development, and brotherhood – encompassed what I was looking for in a student organization. The professionalism demonstrated by the brothers instantly impressed me. My initial apprehension was replaced by a growing interest as I engaged in conversations with the brothers. Their broad interests, experiences, and inclusiveness greatly impacted me. Throughout the recruitment process, I was drawn in by the fraternity’s strong connections, not only with companies and potential employers, but also with each other.

Becoming a brother of Theta Tau has, without question, been the most valuable decision I have made during my Cornell experience. It is because of Theta Tau that I was able to learn vital professional skills and gain access to a nationwide network of companies and other chapters of the fraternity. The pledging process gave me confidence when corresponding with professors, employers, and primary investigators. It is without hesitation, however, that I say the most valuable aspect of Theta Tau is the brotherhood. I am continuously surrounded by role models and close friends who I can turn to for career advice or just a good conversation. They are my support system and my inspiration. Their ambition, motivation, and drive remind me of who I am and who I want to become. Our brotherhood unites engineers of all disciplines and backgrounds, giving us the ability to grow as individuals and build lifelong friendships.

I now invite you to challenge yourself, to grow professionally, to join an organization that extends past the Kappa Delta Chapter. I present to anyone interested the opportunity to learn more about our brotherhood and our mission. We welcome you to join us at one of our information sessions to see what the Theta Tau experience is about. Please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns you would like to discuss. We look forward to meeting you during our recruitment process!

anya rush
ANYA VARANKO
Rush Chair
akv33@cornell.edu
RECRUITMENT INFO
Q: Which majors are eligible to be considered for membership?
A: Our chapter is accepting applications from all majors within the College of Engineering, as well as Biological Engineers in the College of Agriculture and Life Science, and CS, SEAS, and ISST in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Q: I’m a freshman, but I’m interested in Theta Tau. Can I rush?
A:Absolutely! During our spring recruitment, we accept applications from sophomores (Class of 2017) and freshmen (Class of 2018). We highly encourage anyone in these classes interested to participate in our recruitment process.
Q: I’m interested in learning more about Theta Tau. How can I get more information?
A: We will be hosting two information sessions on Monday, January 26th and Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00 PM in Olin 155. We encourage you to attend one of these information sessions to hear more about our mission and brotherhood, as well as get to know our members. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our Spring Recruitment Chair, Anya Varanko (akv33).
Q: I had a really interesting conversation with a brother at an information session. How can I learn more about their experience with Theta Tau?
A: If you connected with any brother in particular, they would be more than happy to answer your questions. Feel free to reach out to any brothers with whom you have common interests or who can answer your questions about the organization.
Q: How can I apply?
A: Applications are available online at www.cornellthetatau.com (you are here right now!). Please submit your application by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 28th. We will be in touch shortly afterwards to let you know more about the next rounds of recruitment.
SPRING RUSH 2015
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CONTACT US
REGENT Austin Cagley: amc454@cornell.edu
VICE-REGENT Kyle MacNeney: kcm64@cornell.edu
TREASURER Kyle Rudge: kar284@cornell.edu
SCRIBE Kelsey Evans: kee37@cornell.edu
RECRUITMENT CHAIR Anya Varanko: akv33@cornell.edu
PROFESSIONAL CHAIR Emily Dothe: ed352@cornell.edu
SOCIAL CHAIR Adrian Wu: acw82@cornell.edu
SOCIAL CHAIR Micaella Zubkov: mrz29@cornell.edu