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Number 119                                                                                                    January 2020

Theta Tau is again implementing a mentorship program for Spring 2020 to connect brothers and alumni! Sign up here to be matched with a Theta Tau mentor to help you navigate your professional journey.

 

The program is administered by our continued partners Ambition in Motion for professional workshops. The program includes several webinars and at least three phone or video calls with your mentor. Student mentees who complete the program are fully refunded the nominal commitment fee. 300 student & alumni brothers are participating in this program currently; we hope you join us in signing up by February 11!

Are you an artist or designer?  Do you want your work to become a part of Theta Tau History? Enter by February 14th!

Enter the National Convention T-Shirt Design Competition and your design could grace the 2020 National Convention T-Shirt and other marketing materials.  The winning designer will receive a free convention registration!  The competition is open to be student and alum members.  Visit the entry form for rules and other information!

  • Semester Report Form - Each chapter will be required to submit the semester report form by February 15, 2020.  The form may be downloaded here and should be filled out on paper and then uploaded through the CMT at this link.
  • Premature Alumnus & Resignation Forms - Chapters and members will no longer be required to send payment with premature alumnus and resignation forms.  Fees should be paid by the members to their chapters. Once forms are received, processed and approved, chapters will be billed on their monthly invoice for these fees.

  • InvoicingBeginning this month, invoices will be combined wherever possible.  Instead of receiving separate invoices for pledges, initiation fees and badges and risk management, each chapter will receive one invoice per month, on the last day of the month, with the important exception of dues.  Your dues invoice will continue to be separate and will be sent on or about February 15, 2020.

  • A New Velocitas is ComingWith the start of our new Programming & Communications Coordinator in early February, a visually refreshed Velocitas including easier-to-read designs and more content will begin arriving in your inbox next month!

 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

We strongly encourage you to do your Amazon shopping through AmazonSmile.  To select the Educational Foundation as your beneficiary, visit smile.amazon.com, login to your Amazon account, and search for the Theta Tau Educational Foundation.  Be sure to select the Educational Foundation in the app on your phone too by clicking on the menu, clicking ‘settings’ and clicking ‘Amazon Smile.’


NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT ALMOST SOLD OUT
Habitat spring break: Online Registration

Spring break weeks for every chapter can be found on the Facebook event page here.  If you’ve been a member for more than a year, you know by now that this event will sell out so make your reservations before it’s too late. If your week fills up before you're able to register, email Brandon.satterwhite@thetatau.org to be placed on a waiting list in case spots open up.


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SEMIANNUAL DUES 

Dues Invoices and completed Dues Lists for each chapter and colony will be emailed out during the second week of February.  Please ensure that your roster is up to date in the CMT and that all MSCR's and premature alumnus forms have been submitted!

 

FRATERNAL LAW
January 2020 Fraternal Law Newsletter The latest edition of the Fraternal Law publication is linked above.  This always-valuable publication includes updates on the major discrimination case ongoing at Harvard University. Students and alumni are encouraged to educate yourself as to the issues raised in this extremely valuable educational publication.

NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK 2020

Discover EWeek

It’s not too early to start planning for 2020 EWeek! Each student and alumnus group should make an effort to celebrate National Engineers Week (February 16-22) by sponsoring a professional event or related activity. This is the time we set aside each year to take pride in our profession and the many contributions engineers make to everyday life.  Order supplies from the online EWEEK store early for timely delivery.
 

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