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Alpha Tau Omega

Members: Men
Founded: Virginia Military Institute, 1865
Colors: Blue and Gold
Flower: White Tea Rose
Publication: The Palm
Open Motto: "True merit wherever found"
Philanthropy: American Heart Association

The Beta Tau Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega was chartered at Union University on February 28, 1894. The national organization was founded 29 years earlier at Lexington, Virginia, by Otis Allen Glazebrook, Alfred Marshall, and Erskine Mayo Ross. Beta Tau is now the oldest chapter never to close its doors. Alpha Tau Omega was the first national fraternity founded after the Civil War. Its purpose was to unite men of the North and South in order to form a bond of permanent peace. The fraternity is founded on the principles of Jesus Christ and his teachings.

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4/28/12 - Matt Daffin, junior athletic training major, leads the men of Alpha Tau Omega in a haka, a traditional war challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand, during Greek Olympics. - Zac Calvert
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Matt Daffin, junior athletic training major, leads the men of Alpha Tau Omega in a haka, a traditional war challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand, during Greek Olympics. - Zac Calvert

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4/28/12 - Cody Styx, sophomore business administration major and member of Alpha Tau Omega, dives into the pool during Greek Olympics. - Zac Calvert
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Cody Styx, sophomore business administration major and member of Alpha Tau Omega, dives into the pool during Greek Olympics. - Zac Calvert

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5/21/11 - The gentlemen of ATO cheer on their graduating brothers. - Zac Calvert
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The gentlemen of ATO cheer on their graduating brothers. - Zac Calvert

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4/30/11 - Alpha Tau Omega competes in the rope pull competition during Greek Olympics. - Deanna Santangelo
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Alpha Tau Omega competes in the rope pull competition during Greek Olympics. - Deanna Santangelo

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