Alpha Tau Omega
Picture yourself as a member of an exclusive brotherhood of exceptional individuals - a group of like-minded, ambitious men who are devoted to lifting you up, supporting you through challenging times, and empowering you to reach your full potential. Through its unwavering commitment to the ideals of personal and collective growth, Alpha Tau Omega instills in its members an unyielding determination to surpass their previous achievements and become the best versions of themselves.
As the preeminent Leadership Development Fraternity in America, Alpha Tau Omega is dedicated to cultivating and nurturing the next generation of leaders - on campus and beyond. With a philanthropic legacy that spans more than $8.1 million in charitable donations and a timeless creed that champions the cause of human progress, Alpha Tau Omega is a testament to the boundless potential of the human spirit. This is a lifelong brotherhood one which you will always have by your side no matter where you go.
Nickname: ATO, Taus, Alpha Taus
Colors: Azure and Gold
Flower: White Tea Rose
Chapter: Eta Tau
Founded Nationally: September 11, 1865 at Virginia Military Institute
Founded Locally: September 18, 1971
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Alpha Tau Omega President: Jakob Burchett
"My name is Jakob Burchett. I am from Stewart County, and I am majoring in Marketing. Alpha Tau Omega is one of the reasons I am pushing to better myself. I have held the position of risk management and am currently president. “To bind men together in a brotherhood based upon eternal and immutable principles” This is what ATO is all about, and it is something that I hold dearly. I joined because I was able to find people like me, everyone in ATO are people I can hold entire conversations with about anything and everything, and they are people I can have the best time with. Everyone in this chapter are people I care about, and vice versa. Everyone in this chapter could rely on anyone to drop what they are doing to help you. The chapter has lots of room to grow, to help you grow as a person, grow as a leader, and grow together as brothers."