Epsilon Theta

Spring 2014 Rush

Rush is our way of getting to know potential house members - and their way of getting to know us. Spring Rush starts on Saturday 1/25, and lasts until Sunday 2/9. During that time, we encourage all MIT students - including upperclassmen and graduate students - to come to our events and see if ET is a good fit for them. Are you a down-to-earth person with a good sense of humor? Are you a fan of nerd culture (or eager to become one)? Want to become part of a tight-knit, supportive, intellectual community? If so, then you should definitely check us out.


For all events, meet us at the Chapel turnaround across the street from Maseeh and McCormick next to the Tech Shuttle stop at the listed time. Unless otherwise specified, we’ll head back to ET in our Great White Van for the event.

Saturday, January 25

Sign up for Word Assassins All-day
You are given a target, and a word. When your target says that word, they are eliminated. Watch your mouth! We will be playing through Rush, sign up with us at the door! Targets will be assigned the night of the 25th.

Burgers 12:15 PM
How tall can you make your burger? Craft a tasty burger with us.

Team Liar’s Poker Tournament 1:30 PM
Can you tell the truth with 50% probability? "OK. I have five aces!" A 2v2 card game of deception and strange poker hands.

Speed Trivia Contest 3:30 PM
Think you can name the most Pokemon in one minute? US senators? Fruits? Put your skills to the test in this fast-paced competition.

Dinner 5:15 PM
Come eat a tasty dinner prepared by our cook Karen.

Sing-a-Long 7:00 PM
Can you hear the people sing? Join us in singing our favorite songs from musicals, accompanied by piano.

Resistance 9:00 PM
Who is a spy? Root out the traitors among us in this mafia-like game.

Sunday, January 26

Greek Salad Bar 12:15 PM
Join us in eating vast quantities of hummus (among other tasty things).

Mini Puzzle Hunt 1:30 PM
Please use Zimbabwean zebras lest elephants have unlimited name tags. (Newbie friendly!)

LARP 3:30 PM
Play a 1-hour Live Action Role Playing game written by Thetans. No prep/experience required!

Make Your Own Sushi 5:15 PM
Have you ever wanted to make a sushi roll the size of your arm? Well, now you can try! (Success not guaranteed.)

Lockpicking 7:00 PM
Learn from our RA how to pick locks! (Use this skill for good only.)

Telephone Variants 9:00 PM
Ich bin ein Berliner -> "I am a jelly donut" -> "Torus sacchari sum" -> "I add a sugar pillow" Play Telephone Pictionary, Telephone Translation, and other variants with us!

Friday, January 31

Pasta 5:15 PM
Put all the sauces on all the things!

Game of Thrones Board Game and TV Show Marathon Night 7:00 PM
Set aside a night. Get ready to lose some friends. Winter is coming.

Saturday, February 1

Rock Band 9:00 PM
Get Ready 2 Rokk.

Sunday, February 2

Lunch 12:15 PM
Join us for a tasty home-cooked meal by our cook Karen.

ART 1:30 PM
We will have people teaching/doing drawing, origami/kirigami, clay, chainmail, painting, crochet, and post-it art murals. No experience required! Let’s make art together.

More ART 3:30 PM
It’s not too late to join us in doing some art.

Fermi Questions 7:00 PM
How many french fries have ever been eaten?

League of Legends 9:00 PM
Come play the most popular game in the world, League of Legends! No experience required.

Friday, February 7

Tacos 5:15 PM
Stuff tacos to your heart’s desire.

Food Tongue 101 7:00 PM
Pear wonton peach sauce food tongue?

LAN Party 9:00 PM
Warcraft 3, Starcraft 2, Natural Selection 2, Age of Empires 2, League of Legends. You name it!

Saturday, February 8

Lunch 12:15 PM
Join us for a tasty home-cooked meal by our cook Karen.

Anime Marathon 1:30 PM
Join us for an Anime Marathon of Eden of the East!

Dinner 5:15 PM
More food by Karen. Yum!

AI Tournament 7:00 PM
Write an AI to compete in a short game of our design.

Laser Maze 9:00 PM
Homemade laser security system, Nerf gun guards, puzzles, what else could budding spies want?

Sunday, February 9

Lunch 12:15 PM
Karen is the best. She makes us tasty food. Join us in eating said food.

Python Bee 1:30 PM
Now was that three spaces or four? Darn. Let's start over.

Manhunt 3:30 PM
How quickly the tables turn and the prey becomes the predator. Rock paper scissors tag---tag the last of your prey at your own risk! Join us on campus at Lobby 7!

Make Your Own Pizza! 5:15 PM
Try your hand at crafting a delicious pizza.

Scary Games By Committee 7:00 PM
Play scary games! Watch other people play scary games! AAAAAAAAAAAA!

Charades Variants 9:00 PM
Impossible charades, telephone charades, contact charades, blindfolded charades, or ALL OF THE ABOVE AT ONCE!

Getting to ET During Rush

The best way to get to our house is to meet one of us at the Chapel turnaround across the street from Maseeh and McCormick next to the Tech Shuttle stop to catch our Great White Van (we’ll be holding yellow signs). Make sure to check the detailed schedule for the van time, but here is an overview of when we generally have van runs during rush:

IAP Weekdays
9:55am, 5:20pm
Spring Weekdays
8:55am, 9:55am, 5:15pm, 7:00pm
12:15pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm

You can also get to our house on the Boston West Saferide. You’ll recognize us by the yellow house located right across the street from a park about 15 minutes into the route. Saferide runs from 6:00pm to 2:00am on Sunday through Wednesday, and from 6:00pm to 3:00am on Thursday through Saturday. On campus, you can catch Saferide at the turnaround behind the student center.

You can also call us to get a ride over. Call the house at (617) 734-9211 or dial 3-8888 from any campus phone. We will be happy to come get you no matter where you may be! (Unless you happen to be in Kansas or Neverland or something.)


We extend invitations, known as "bids," to join Epsilon Theta throughout the rush period. When you accept a bid, you make a commitment to join our community. If our way of life appeals to you, come spend time with our members, ask lots of questions, and get a good feel for how our house works.

Our semester-long Pledge Program serves as a lively introduction to ET and MIT, and involves everything from a puzzle-solving adventure through the city of Boston to organizing our annual Halloween Party. Pledges have full house privileges and can hold elected positions at ET. It’s probably obvious, but we don’t haze either.