About

Theta Tau is the nation’s largest professional engineering fraternity. Since its foundation at the University of Minnesota in 1904, over 35,000 men and women have joined its ranks.

Epsilon Beta chapter was installed on May 19, 1951 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The chapter has seen almost 500 members and currently retains a roster of 15-20 active members. Epsilon Beta upholds the national purpose 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 fraternity sponsors a multitude of professional development events, social and brotherhood activities, and philanthropic fundraisers.

Professional Development

The chapter sponsors interview and resume workshops every semester at the College of Engineering. These workshops prepare members and other participating engineers for the professional job application process. The workshops are led by active members who hold co-op or internship positions with employers including but not limited to DTE, Ford, American Axle, Toyota, Maxion-Fumagalli, Marathon, Formtech, Faurecia, and the Wayne State College of Engineering. Once a year the chapter also hosts the “How to Succeed in Engineering” seminar, where successful alumni educate young engineers on the tricks of the trade.

Social and Brotherhood Activities

Epsilon Beta hosts a multitude of events both on campus and at the house, including BBQs, lemonade stands, hot chocolate giveaways, and sorority mixers. The Theta Tau house also transforms into a terrifying haunted house for Halloween every year. Throughout the year members go on road trips and camping trips, and visit with other chapters. The chapter also participates in intramural sports including annual Floor Hockey Leagues, Wii Bowling, and Wayne State Warrior Week challenges.

Philanthropy

The chapter holds annual fundraisers for the Sean Kimmerling Foundation for Testicular Cancer. Members also participate in community service events within the community, including planting trees for the city of Detroit, collecting recyclables at the yearly Dally in the Alley festival, community improvement projects with Blightbusters, donations to Red Cross and support for Habitat for Humanity.

For more information on the organization at large, check out the national website.


Once a semester, we hold interview and resume workshops, both of which help our members get better prepared for the job interviewing process. Some of our members have held or are currently holding co-op positions, positions that have been earned through attending these workshops to learn what to expect a job interviewer to ask you. We also hold, every couple of semesters, a “How To Succeed In Engineering” Seminar; a chance for our members to meet one of our alumni and learn tips and tricks of becoming successful in the field of engineering.