For those that may be curious about aggregate facts and figures about our membership, this page will compile a variety of data. At the moment we simply have a map of the US that indicates the distribution of Taus around the USA and the world. As time goes on we intend to add information on the proportion of the membership that have majored in particular fields, perhaps indicating changes over time in the majors that are most popular, members that have married members, and any other statistical data that we can determine to be interesting.
The map below indicates the number of Tau alumni (as well as honoraries and socials) in the various states of the USA as well as members who live abroad. This map is woefully incomplete due to a lack of information on a vast majority of the members. When new information is received that changes the numbers below, the map will be adjusted to reflect this. Please note, actives are NOT reflected on this map because of the fluid nature of their places of residence. Once they graduate and settle down, they will be added.
Often a living group will attract members that share a blood relationship of some sort. Perhaps out of a sense of tradition, a son or daughter of an alum will choose to join their parent's living group when they attend college. Sometimes a sibling will like what s/he has seen in their brother or sister's living group and will decide to join as well. Whatever the reasons, tradition in most fraternal organizations is to accord such an individual, usually known as a legacy, an automatic invitation to join. This does not assure that they will make it through the pledge process, but they are often given a bit of slack on behalf of their member- or alum-relative.
Our organization has had its share of legacies. We suspect that there are several more legacies than are listed below... many names in our roster are in-common and either separated by only a couple years or almost exactly a generation... but until we have verification that a relationship does exist, we won't list it, we all know what happens when one assumes.
Incest is Best! It keeps the family together!
When Theta Sigma Tau became a co-ed organization in 1980, one of the constitutional provisions laid out for this was what has come to be known as the "No Incest Clause." Basically, dating between full members of the House was forbidden, partly to assuage concerns of the college administration but mainly because disagreements between members could sometimes cause friction in the House... break ups between members might increase the risk of in-house fighting, loss of members, etc.
Of course, inevitably some members began to date, and despite ugly and bitter break-ups, the House weathered the storms well. Eventually the Incest Clause was discarded from the constitution, and for the last couple of decades there have usually been at least one or two couples in the House. As one might expect, sometimes these couples become long-lasting relationships resulting in marriage or civil union. The people listed below were all members who formalized their relationship through marriage or civil ceremony. In this listing we will include little-sisters from the days before we went co-ed as well as social, associate, and honorary members. Also included are marriages between Taus and offspring of Taus... something that was not really thought too likely... until it happened. We also indicate the last known status of the relationship.
More data to be added in the future.