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Tau Pi Phi, honors outstanding students in majors in the Business & Economics department. Requirements are 15 hours in courses taught in the Business & Economics department with a 3.2 GPA, plus a 3.2 overall GPA with a minimum of 60 overall hours completed.

Initiation ceremonies are generally held in April. Students who meet the above criteria will be nominated to Tau Pi Phi by the Business & Economics Department.

One of the highlights of Tau Pi Phi membership is the opportunity to collaborate with other Marietta College Tau Pi Phi members on one of two teams invited to participate in the annual national Tau Pi Phi case study competition.


Tau Pi Phi was founded in Springfield, Ohio at Wittenberg University in 1931. The first two members of the honorary society were Wittenberg faculty members Professor Virgil H. Dassel and Dr. Daniel T. Krauss. In 1936, when Professor Dassel accepted a faculty position at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, the Beta Chapter was formed. Since its founding, a number of chapters have been established in a variety of states from New Jersey to California. Tau Pi Phi encourages the establishment of new chapters across the nation.

Tau Pi Phi's threefold ideals are:

  • Industry and Fidelity
  • Intelligence and Science
  • Prosperity and Service

Membership Requirements

Marietta College's Tau Pi Phi chapter is comprised of students studying in the Department of Business & Economics. Membership in the honorary is open to those students who have:

  • Completed at least 15 hours of B&E courses with a 3.2 GPA
  • Earned a 3.2 overall GPA
  • Completed a minimum of 60 hours overall at Marietta College

New Inductees

Anna Allison ’25
David Beattie ’23
Aurora Bernhardt ’24
Laney Carpenter ’25
Brett Gandee ’24
Cole Hammond ’24
Charles Herman ’23
Kaitlyn McClead ’23
Jillian Middleton ’25
Ryan Riccillo ’24
Jaden Schofield ’23
Rachel Schofield ’23
Melissa Szawranskyj ’24
Benjamin Teasdale ’23
Elizabeth Vigue ’23

Current Officers

Anna Allison ’25, President
Aurora Bernhardt ’24, Secretary
Laney Carpenter ’25, Treasurer

Annual Business Case Competition

Each year all Tau Pi Phi chapters are invited to assemble teams of students to compete in the annual case Competition. Students gather for two days, usually in late March or early April, for the opportunity to analyze and present their recommendations on two business cases. The weekend concludes on Saturday afternoon with a banquet honoring the case winners and celebrating the work of all teams.