Rush Triangle

Thank you for your interest in rushing Triangle Fraternity! Rushing is the very first step in joining a fraternity. The rush process is broken down into three main components — rushing, bid acceptance, and pledging.

Rushing: We have designated rush periods at the beginning of the Autumn and Spring semesters. These periods are casual and involve attending social events to get to know the brothers of Triangle. The minimum requirement to rush Triangle is at least a 2.50 GPA and at least 12 college or university credit hours (excluding Proficiency (AP) or examination (EM) credits).

Bid Acceptance: If you are a good fit and share the values of our fraternity, we will offer you a bid. Accepting the bid will grant you the opportunity to join Triangle as a pledge

Pledging: After accepting your bid, you will begin the pledging process. This process lasts an entire semester and includes a New Member Education program and Initiation, among other events.

Autumn 2021 Rush

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Autumn 2021 rush events! If you have any questions, please email our Recruitment Chair at flory.93@osu.edu or direct message us on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

Please RSVP for our events at https://go.osu.edu/RushTriangle. You will be receiving calendar invites to your BuckeyeMail account.

Monday, August 30 @7 PM: Meet the Brothers (at 47 E 12th Ave)
Wednesday, September 1 @7 PM: Fraternity Feud (at 47 E 12th Ave)
Friday, September 3 @5 PM: Oval Games (at Oval, meet at Thompson statue)
Tuesday, September 7 @6 PM: Career Prep Night (at Torres House Think Tank)
Thursday, September 9 @7 PM: Trivia and Wings (at 47 E 12th Ave)

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Autumn 2021 rush events! If you have any questions, please email our Recruitment Chair at flory.93@osu.edu or direct message us on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

Please RSVP for our events at https://go.osu.edu/RushTriangle. You will be receiving calendar invites to your BuckeyeMail account.

Monday, August 30 @7 PM: Meet the Brothers (at 47 E 12th Ave)
Wednesday, September 1 @7 PM: Fraternity Feud (at 47 E 12th Ave)
Friday, September 3 @5 PM: Oval Games (at Oval, meet at Thompson statue)
Tuesday, September 7 @6 PM: Career Prep Night (at Torres Think Tank)
Thursday, September 9 @7 PM: Trivia and Wings (at 47 E 12th Ave)

Accepted Majors

Triangle Fraternity is a social fraternity for engineers, architects, and scientists. This list serves as the all-inclusive list of accepted majors as of October 2021. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Knowlton School of Architecture
Architecture

College of Arts and Sciences
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Biology
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Computer & Information Science
Data Analytics
Earth Sciences
Evolution & Ecology
Industrial Design
Mathematics
Microbiology
Molecular Genetics
Physics
Statistics
Zoology

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Aviation
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
Environmental Engineering
Food, Agricultural, & Biological Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Welding Engineering

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Animal Sciences
Entomology
Environmental Science
Food Science & Technology
Forestry, Fisheries, & Wildlife
Plant Health Management
Plant Pathology
Sustainable Plant Systems

College of Medicine
Biomedical Science

College of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to join Triangle?
There are two sets of fees: one-time fees incurred during the pledging semester, and semester fees beginning the semester after the pledging semester. Individual payment plans are offered to all brothers each semester. Note that both the local chapter and national organization offers plenty of scholarships to help offset the cost of Triangle Fraternity.

ONE-TIME FEES
National Pledge Fee (one-time): $90.00
National Initiation Fee (one-time): $260.00

SEMESTER DUES
Living in-house: $490.00
Living out-of-house: $600.00
Active on a semester co-op: $178.50

Am I required to live in the fraternity house?
Not necessarily; however, it is highly recommended that each brother spend at least 1 year living in the off-campus fraternity house. Only if the house is unable to be voluntarily filled would there be a possibility for a live-in requirement. Please note that Ohio State students are generally required to live on campus for two years (with a few exceptions), per University Housing’s housing requirement.

Does Triangle haze?
No. We do not haze and actively prevent potential hazing situations. Hazing has no place in a fraternity and is illegal in the state of Ohio

How long is the pledging process?
The pledging process lasts the entire semester, with initiation occurring about one to three weeks before finals week.

What are the minimum requirements to get a bid from Triangle?
The minimum requirement to rush Triangle is at least a 2.50 GPA and at least 12 college or university credit hours (excluding Proficiency (AP) or examination (EM) credits). You can run a Degree Audit on BuckeyeLink to see if you meet credit and GPA requirements. As a first semester college freshman, you may have the eligible credits from the university’s College Credit Plus program.

What is the time commitment for joining Triangle?
During the school year, we have weekly chapter meetings to discuss events happening in the near future. Other than these weekly meetings, you can make the most or least of joining Triangle by attending events as you wish. Most brothers find that Triangle membership actually helps them manage their time better.

How can I assure my parents and guardians that Triangle is right for me?
Both our active members and parents of active members have talked to parents of potential new members to ease any concerns. Many parents of current members had similar concerns as well; it’s hard not to be a bit wary of fraternities with the image the media paints. While we are a social fraternity, we really do care about our academics and future careers as STEM majors. Other than learning more about Triangle from our website, please reach out to us if you have any further questions or concerns.

What COVID-19 protocols will your chapter be following during rush?
We will follow all protocol provided to us by Sorority and Fraternity Life, as well as requirements on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.