In 1914, a group of engineering students at The University of Alabama created a fraternal organization known as the Engineer's Club. In 1914, the Engineer's Club affiliated with the American Association of Engineers; membership was opened to all engineering students at the University. As a result, the fraternal spirit of the organization disappeared. In September of 1920, twelve students felt the need for a stronger fraternal organization that coincided with their engineering schooling. Thus the Castle Club was born with a strong intention of becoming affiliated with a national professional engineering fraternity. During the summer of 1920, Stephen Dewey Moxley, the president of the Castle Club, became acquainted with some members of Theta Tau while he was working in Michigan. Moxley and Charles Burch Cameron, a member of Beta Chapter, was instrumental in preparing the Castle Club for admission as Mu Chapter of Theta Tau. On March 19, 1921, a petition was sent to Theta Tau, and on January 3, 1922, the twelve members of Castle Club were initiated as the charter members of Mu Chapter. Mu was installed as the twelfth chapter of Theta Tau, and it was the first chapter in the Southeast to be installed. The first regent of Mu Chapter was Frank Lawrence Davis of Ramer, AL.
We are one of the oldest Theta Tau chapters and are proud to tell you that we are also the longest continuously active chapter of Theta Tau. Since our founding in 1922, we have never been inactive at any point in our history.
We also have the distinction of having the largest number of alumni of any Theta Tau chapter. We have intiated more brothers than any other Theta Tau chapter.
We have been very active on campus and have been involved with engineering events (such as E-Day), intramural sports, technical societies, and university organizations.
Mu Chapter has held the National Convention twice (1968 and 1980).
Four times we have had the outstanding delegate of the National Convention come from Mu Chapter:
|John E. Daniel||1964|
|A. Thomas Brown||1976|
|John R. McClellan||1978|
|Randall L. Patton||1980|
We have also had several members from our chapter serve on the Grand Executive Council:
|Regent||William K. Rey||1962–1966|
|A. Thomas Brown||1982–1986|
|Vice Regent||William K. Rey||1958–1962|
|A. Thomas Brown||1980–1982|
|Marshall||William K. Rey||1968–1972|
|Inner Guard||A. Thomas Brown||1956–1958|
|Outer Guard||William K. Rey||1956–1958|
|A. Thomas Brown||1974–1976|
|Student Member||Ronald Wallace||1974–1976|
|Delegate at Large||A. Thomas Brown||1986–1990|
|Southeastern Regional Director||Anthony Gambel||1989–1998|