Sigma Tau

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Sigma Tau
FoundedFebruary 24, 1904; 115 years ago (1904-02-24)
University of Nebraska
TypeHonor Society
Colors     Navy blue
SymbolPyramid, Rail Section
PublicationThe Pyramid
Chapters34 (at time of Merger)
Members45,000 collegiate
Mergedwith Tau Beta Pi on January 1, 1974
Headquarters301 Tulsa Building
Tulsa, Oklahoma
United States

Sigma Tau (ΣΤ) was an American honor society in the field of engineering.


Sigma Tau was founded at the University of Nebraska on February 24, 1904 by fourteen faculty members and students in the College of Engineering. Sigma Tau merged with Tau Beta Pi on January 1, 1974.

The officers of the Sigma Tau Fraternity at the time of the merger were:[3]

  • President G. W. Forman,
  • Vice President H. H. Bartel, Jr.,
  • Secretary-Treasurer J. P. Colbert, and
  • Councillors C. W. Leihy, R. P. Moser, R. E. Peterson, and J. W. Straight

Membership requirements[edit]

Membership was chosen from the upper one-third of the Junior and Senior classes at recognized engineering schools. Selection from those men and women are made on the further basis of practicality and sociability. Approval of at least three engineering faculty is required. Distinguished members of the engineering profession may be admitted as alumni members.



  1. ^ Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities. Baird's Manual Foundation, Incorporated. 1991. pp. VIII–45–46.
  2. ^ William Raimond Baird (1968). Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities. G. Banta Company. p. 672.
  3. ^ Tau Beta Pi History