Anyone can join a social fraternity, but it takes a true leader – full of dedication, passion, and commitment – to start something new… to build a fraternity chapter. Chapter founders are among the most respected members of Triangle and enjoy a special status every time they return to their campuses after graduation.

Triangle is committed to branching out by building new chapters at top-tier institutions across the country, as well as reopening our dormant chapters. Many of Triangle’s expansion efforts have begun with a dedicated group of student leaders interested in bringing Triangle to their campus.


Starting a New Chapter

If you are interested in starting a chapter of Triangle, the following steps will lead you to success:

  • Download and complete the Interest Group Contact Form and return it to Executive Director Tom Pennington at tom@triangle.org. Include in the e-mail the individual who will serve as the main point of contact between the Interest Group and Headquarters. Generally, an interest group should have 12 or more men to be considered.
  • Once the group reaches 12 men or more, a Triangle staff member or national volunteer will arrange for a campus visit to meet with the group and determine if recognizing the Colony is the right choice. Factors taken into consideration include the STEM programs at the university, the presence/interest of local alumni, the current campus Greek system and enrollment/graduation trends.
  • Download the New Chapter Expansion document and review it carefully. Triangle Fraternity recognizes two levels of undergraduate groups: Colony and Chapter. A Colony contains at least 20 men who begin the process of New Member Education and create the foundation for a successful Chapter. Once the group has reached 30+ men and formed a healthy, sustainable student organization, the Colony is encouraged to petition Triangle Fraternity’s National Council for recognition as a Chapter.

Have a question and cannot find the answer? Reach out to us at join@triangle.org!

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