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Triangle Fraternity

Triangle Fraternity
Founded April 15, 1907 (1907-04-15)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Type Social
Emphasis Engineers, Architects, and Scientists
Scope National
Mission statement To develop balanced men in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, and Science by providing an environment which fosters personal growth and professional success.
Motto Latin: Veritas Omnia Vincit
(Truth Conquers All)
Colors      old rose and      gray [1]
Symbol Engineers' transit
Flower White chrysanthemum
Publication Triangle Review
Philanthropy Habitat for Humanity International
Chapters 37
Members 1,200+ collegiate
26,000+ [2] lifetime
Headquarters 120 South Center Street
Plainfield, Indiana, United States

Triangle Fraternity is a social fraternity, limiting its recruitment of members to male students majoring in engineering, architecture, and the physical, mathematical, biological, and computer sciences. It is the only member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference to limit its membership recruitment to these majors.

Triangle Fraternity organized at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall of 1906 and was incorporated by the state of Illinois on 15 April 1907, which is celebrated each year as Founders' Day.

There are currently thirty-five chapters and eight colonies of Triangle Fraternity active in the U.S. The headquarters is located in Plainfield, Indiana in a historic building built as a Carnegie library in 1912.[3]

Because Triangle's focus is on men of mostly similar fields of study, it is thought that members are more likely to be able to help each other succeed in their college studies. This focus also helps with professional networking later in life, particularly as there are alumni groups scattered throughout the world.

Triangle Fraternity is one of three national fraternities to not have Greek letters, with the others being FarmHouse and Acacia Fraternity.


  • History 1
  • Code of Ethics 2
  • Notable alumni 3
  • Chapter list 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The founders of Triangle Fraternity
Triangle Fraternity National Headquarters, Plainfield, Indiana, United States

Triangle's beginnings came from the desire of some congenial college friends to extend their friendship, not only through college, but also for life. In the fall of 1906, sixteen

  • Triangle Fraternity — The Fraternity of Engineers, Architects, and Scientists
  • Triangle Education Foundation

External links

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See also

Chapter list


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