The Theta Tau Theta Gamma chapter at the University of Michigan is outraged by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Americans who have lost their lives to police brutality. These are just the newest examples of how racism and bigotry are deeply embedded in many aspects of our society.
As a brotherhood of many races, religions, sexualities, and other diverse identities, we have always felt that promoting inclusion in the field of engineering is essential to our mission. However, as we listen to the outrage and pain that the Black community is expressing, we realize that we must do more to help fight systemic racism in our country and our communities.
We do not want these words to be an empty gesture. As a fraternity, we are committed to changes in:
Education for our brothers.
Action supporting equity in our community.
Culture shift to enforce accountability.
As committed allies of the Black Lives Matter movement, we must strive to be actively anti-racist to dismantle white supremacy and protect Black lives by educating ourselves and using our privilege in support. We commit to holding ourselves accountable for progress and continuously evaluating how we can improve.
The Brotherhood of Theta Tau Theta Gamma
Theta Tau is a Professional Engineering Fraternity. As a group, we are dedicated to the professional and social development of our members into professionals that will enter the industry as strong, contributing members. Our chapter is known as Theta Gamma Chapter and is one of the largest chapters in the Country.
Theta Tau is made up of smart, driven engineers who come from a diverse range of backgrounds and majors. Our chapter holds events weekly designed to instill a brotherhood among our members and develop ourselves as well as our college and University.