What is Triangle?
In a word, Triangle is a "home," a family-like atmosphere. 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.
Since the first social fraternity was founded in 1776, college fraternities and sororities have grown, built upon the foundation of serving the student and his or her Alma Mater. In the chapter home of the fraternity, there is an opportunity to supplement the teachings of the classroom. In Triangle, the student learns lessons of group living, personality and character development, in an atmosphere designed for fullest benefit to the individual. Triangle, thus, provides a bridge between academic life and a career, as well as a foundation for success in the years after college.
Triangle limits its membership to students majoring in engineering, architecture, and the sciences. Thus, Triangle is unique in the North-American Interfraternity Conference, being the only member fraternity that selects its membership from these majors. This is done to draw together outstanding men with similar course work and career goals.
The mission of Triangle Fraternity is to develop balanced men in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, and Science by providing an environment which fosters personal growth and professional success. By cultivating those values that define a successful man, Triangle augments collegiate studies and produces well balanced men that are prepared to overcome any obstacles they are faced with.
Triangle Founding Principles
- High Ideals
Triangle Code of Ethics
As a member of Triangle, I recognize my obligation to:
- Observe the precepts of the Fraternity as set forth in the Ritual;
- Accept cheerfully my full share of any task, however menial, involved in maintaining a chapter home;
- Preserve and promote the chosen ideals of my Fraternity;
- Pay all personal bills promptly, and always live within my means;
- Help create in my chapter home an environment in which enduring friendships may be formed;
- Maintain a creditable scholastic record;
- Promote the welfare of my profession;
- Maintain my self-respect by proper conduct at all times;
- Uphold faithfully the traditions and program of my Alma Mater;
- Pay the price of success in honest effort.
The Toledo Chapter
The Toledo Chapter of Triangle Fraternity was founded May 22nd, 1971. Since its inception, the Toledo Chapter has worked to become leaders on the UT campus, to be positive force within the Toledo community, and to excel in the workforce. We actively collaberate with out alumni, Triangle National HQ, the Greek Community, and The College of Engineering to ensure our members receive the most out of their collegiate and Triangle experience.
Within the last few years, the Toledo Chapter has worked to increase its membership size in order to promote a better and more diverse experience for its members. We strive to recruit the best candidates for membership and weight them against the values of our fraternity. Toledo Triangles go on to serve UT as outstanding student leaders in groups such as UT Ambassadors, the UT Engineering Council, the Interfraternity Council, and Student Government. Because of our focus on student leadership and professional training, our members are placed in some of the best co-op positions at companies such as Marathon Oil, Hamilton Sundstrand, FirstEnergy, and many government agencies and go on to start their own business or work for companies such as Microsoft, Blizzard Entertainment, or Intel after graduation.