After deciding to come to USC, I did hours and hours of research on what clubs and student organizations I wanted to join. Immediately, I knew that I wanted to be a part of SC Racing, the Formula SAE team at USC, as well as play club water polo. I enjoyed the idea of brotherhood established in USC’s Greek system, but I also wanted to apply that towards students who wanted to further develop their own interests in engineering.
I did not think about Greek life until about a month and a half ago when my friend Joan asked me if I was interested in starting a chapter of Theta Tau, the largest co-ed professional engineering fraternity in the country and a fraternity that many of my high school friends are in at different schools. Of course I agreed and now we are submitting our petition for colonization and as president of the group, I am organizing numerous exciting events for the fall, including a bitcoin hackathon sponsored by Gem, a local service event advocating STEM (focusing on robotics) to elementary school students, guest speakers, and many more. During the short period of time that our group has existed, I have gotten closer to my old friends and made great new friends through various social and professional events and the dynamic of a brotherhood is exactly what I was looking for in Greek life.
The experience thus far has been great and the lesson to be learned through this experience is that USC is such a great place to find your passions and if there isn’t something that fits with your interests, there is definitely a community of similar people and that is all you need. With some of work, you can establish a group tailored to your interests and if you would like to, I definitely recommend it—it’s a great experience and is incredibly rewarding. Feel free to reach out if you want to discuss Theta Tau or establishing a student group at USC!