Founded in 1907 at the University of Illinois, Triangle is a social, professional STEM organization of Engineers, Architects, and Scientists. We are the only national social fraternity requiring specific fields of study, and Triangle is one of only three national fraternities that does not have a Greek letter name. The Iowa State Chapter was founded in 1964 and had a strong tradition of recruiting academically focused men. In addition, we strive to find men that live their life with integrity - those who make the choices to be leaders, scholars, professionals, and gentlemen in all aspects of our lives.
Triangle is a home away from home. The word "fraternity" implies Brotherhood, a close group of friends sharing common interests that live together. Triangle provides an excellent place for students in technical fields to satisfy the many needs of college life. Triangle recently moved into one of the newest houses on campus at 2136 Lincoln Way. We take pride in taking great care of the property and ensuring an inviting place for all. See it for yourself! We will gladly set up a tour for you.
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Triangle has much to offer academically and socially. We understand the balance between these areas and strive to attain excellence while maintaining a friendly and inviting home where lifelong friendships can be made. Triangle brothers strive to be leaders in the campus, local community, and their chosen fields of studies. Triangle offers opportunities to get involved and gain leadership experience. By joining Triangle, you are also gaining access to a network of over 22,000 members and alumni that will be there to help you out throughout your life's journey.
We accept anyone in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, and Science. If you are unsure, feel free to contact us to find out if your major is eligible.
Dues are $590/semester for all members. Additionally, New Members pay a one-time Initiation Fee of $330 to our Headquarters during the semester in which they join.
Any of our members can live in house. Though it is not required, we encourage new members to live in the house with brothers. We have a two year live-in requirement for all members!
Living in our house is cheaper than University housing, including discounts for an annual or semesterly payment. For more information about our cost of living, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The house is able to hold 55 members and the House Director comfortably. All rooms are suite-styled and furnished with a desk, bed, mattress, closet, and chest of drawers. Additionally, we have:
Major: Mechanical Engineering
I love Triangle because this organization has provided me an environment to support my academic study, develop my leadership skills, and sow the seeds for lifelong friendships in addition to a diverse professional network.
“Triangle has provided me various opportunities in leadership, encouraged me to expand upon the boundaries of success, and helped me develop friendships that I wouldn’t have possibly received outside of the Chapter!"
Major: Management Information Systems
The men in Triangle have become my biggest advocates and best friends; I step out of my comfort zone and feel supported in both my personal and professional endeavors from my Brothers and our Alumni network!