Triangle Fast Facts

With a rich history and diverse array of educational programming, there is a lot to learn about Triangle Fraternity.  Below are some “Fast Facts” that highlight our fraternity’s achievements and programs.

  • Only social Fraternity exclusively for men majoring in engineering, architecture, and the sciences
  • Founded at the University of Illinois on April 15, 1907 by 16 men studying civil engineering
  • The name “Triangle” was chosen to represent the strength of that shape used in design work in the field of civil engineering
  • One of 3 men’s social Fraternities that does not use traditional Greek letters  [Acacia Fraternity, FarmHouse Fraternity, and Triangle Fraternity]
  • Member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)
  • 27,000 men initiated since its inception
  • 18,000+ Triangle men living today
  • Fraternity symbols: the Coat of Arms & the Delta-T  [letter “T” surrounded by a Triangle]
  • Fraternity colors:  old rose & gray
  • Fraternity flower:  white chrysanthemum
  • National Philanthropy:  Habitat for Humanity
  • Open Motto:  Veritas Omnia Vincit  [Latin for “Truth Conquers All”]
  • Cumulative GPA is a 3.01 (January 2014)
  • First NIC Fraternity to have a presence on the World Wide Web
  • Chapters (on average) contribute 319 hours of hands-on community service each semester
  • Maintains one of the lowest insurance premium rates of all men’s Fraternities
  • Academic scholarships, no-interest student loans, and grants available for leadership development programs  [provided by the Triangle Educational Foundation]
  • Undergraduates have the opportunity to attend many leadership events hosted/funded by Triangle and the Triangle Education Foundation, including: