In November 1926, a group of men formed an organization at the University of Louisville Speed Scientific School. The name of this organization was Pyramid Fraternity. The precepts behind this Fraternity were stated in the preamble to its constitution:
"Pyramid was established with the idea of creating an organization to
broaden the knowledge in the fields of science and technology by
encouraging study, writing, and research among its members, to promote
fraternalism among students of co-operative engineering schools by
drawing them into closer social union, and to foster high morals and
intellectual ideas among engineers by requiring high standards of
conduct and achievement among its members."
Pyramid Fraternity was the founding organization for the Louisville Chapter of Triangle Fraternity. On March 18, 1940, Pyramid Fraternity petitioned Triangle Fraternity for admission as a chapter. The request was granted and Pyramid Fraternity was installed as the eighteenth chapter of Triangle Fraternity on March 22, 1941.
What This Means to Us: This means that we are the oldest existing recognized Greek organization on campus, fraternity or sorority. We exemplify a tradition of excellence that has been passed down over the years. No other organization on our campus can stand up to the values or principles that were set more than 80 years ago.
Harry B. O'Donnell III
In order to recognize and to stimulate the characteristics essential in a Triangle Brother, three awards have been created in memory of Brother Harry B. O’Donnell III lou49. As a Brother in Triangle from the Louisville chapter, Harry represented and encouraged the qualities listed below while always helping to build and preserve the traditions of Triangle and particularly the Louisville Chapter. These awards not only honor the recipients but also pay tribute to Harry himself. The three performance awards are: Award for Leadership Award for Brotherhood Award for Scholarship Each award shall consist of a framed certificate and a small cash scholarship that will be awarded at the Louisville Chapter’s celebration of Triangle’s Founders’ Day. Award winners shall be announced during the Founders’ Day Banquet. Additionally, the name of each award winner shall be engraved on a plaque that will be displayed at the chapter house. Each award shall have its own perpetual plaque.