Rensselaer Society of Engineers

Founded in 1866 as a scientific society, RSE has transitioned through its long history into a social fraternity. We celebrated our 150th anniversary last October, shown on the IFC homepage slideshow is a picture of everyone in attendance. We are currently the second oldest independent fraternity in the United States. Despite the name, all majors are welcome and our brothers span all fields and come from a variety of different backgrounds and places.


Since our birth, RSE has strived for excellence with notable alumni such as George Ferris, inventor of the Ferris wheel, and Washington Roebling, Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge. Today, we continue this tradition of excellence,one year removed from a 5-star status as well as participating in and raising money for Relay for Life this year. Academics is a focus of ours and we have just begun a new member tutoring program this year to help our incoming brothers adjust to the academic rigor of RPI. Our members are continually placed in top companies such as Boeing, IBM, Regeneron, and Cisco. Matthew Dion, a current PhD candidate, just secured a $100,000 grant to move his start-up company to Germany where he will work to provide affordable, lower-leg prosthetics to developing nations.


We are a close group of true brothers and look forward to adding another great class to our society. Pictured is 24 of our brothers who vacationed together in Florida for spring break. Come check us out in our beautiful brick house, located near the center of campus and directly across from the Union. TSIMS.

2020 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute InterFraternity Council