Epsilon Theta

Spring 2015 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 2015-01-24, and lasts until Monday 2015-02-02. 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 in Lobby 7 (look for a person holding a bright yellow sign). Unless otherwise specified, we’ll head back to ET in our Great White Van for the event.

Saturday, January 24

Van Tours 1:30 PM
Come check out all of the Independent Living Groups. Meet us at the Student Center turnaround!

Silly LARPs 4:30 PM
Lilly Sarps goes on an adventure.

Ravioli and Pasta! 5:15 PM
Ravioli Ravioli give me the Formuoli! Vegan options available.

Board Games on Campus 7:00 PM
We bring the Board Games to You! In Room 4-265.

Sunday, January 25

All the Soups 12:15 PM
The set of all soups that don't contain themselves, for your eating pleasure. Help us eat them! Vegan options available.

Games that Shouldn't be Played that Way 1:30 PM
''I shoot at C4.'' ''Ahh! You sunk my left foot! How will I play Jenga now?''

Python Bee 3:30 PM
English spelling is irregular; Python is elegant. So, a spelling bee in Python should be much easier than one in English, right?

Make Your Own Pizza 5:15 PM
Think you can put chains like Pizza Hut or Dominoes out of business? Put your skills to the test with the help of our amazing alums!

Telephone Party 7:00 PM
Come translate a sentence whispered into your ear into a picture worth a thousand words, and then watch in horror as the next person mangles its translation to spoken German.

Monday, January 26

Steak 5:15 PM
So much at steak. Come join us! It will not be a misteak. Vegan options available!

Minions of Darkness 7:00 PM
Come play a team strategy board game designed by ET alums!

Wednesday, January 28

Cyndi's Chicken 5:15 PM
Come help us eat food. Vegan options available.

Card Games 7:00 PM
There'll be No Mercy in our Dominion as we Tichu Nertz to play Team Liar's Poker.

ET Sing-Along 9:00 PM
Sing songs with us along to the piano!

Thursday, January 29

Pork Cutlets 5:15 PM
We have food. Come help us eat it! Vegan options available.

ET Twitch-Plays 7:00 PM
Left! Left! Not Right, Left! Who keeps pressing start? Come help us make video games more frustrating.

LAN Party 9:00 PM
Come join us for: Civ, Starcraft II, LoL, Natural Selection, and more...

Friday, January 30

Dumplings 5:15 PM
Join us for a glorious dinner! Vegan options available!

Resistance-Laser Maze Fusion 7:00 PM
Homemade laser security system, Nerf gun guards, what else could budding spies want? (Reasons to shoot things, perhaps?)

Saturday, January 31

Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup 12:15 PM
Didn't have enough soup before? Here have some more! Vegan options available!

Escape the Room 1:30 PM
Do you enjoy escape games? Do you fancy yourself to be a young MacGyver? Think you might be clever enough to escape our room full of riddles? Come see if you have what it takes to Escape the Mystery Room!

Board Games 3:30 PM
We have over 100 board games in our basement. Come play some of them.

Fajitas 5:15 PM
What is says on the tin! Vegan options available!

Reverse Turing Test 7:00 PM
Humans try to imitate chatbots while a judge tries to tell them apart. Who will succeed?

Monday, February 2

All the Pot Pies 5:15 PM
Karen makes food and we eat it. Vegan options available.

Minions of Darkness 7:00 PM
It.s Minions Monday again! Come play a team strategy board game designed by an ET alum!

Getting to ET During Rush

The best way to get to our house is to meet one of us at Lobby 7 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:

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 Cambridge West/Brookline 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.


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.