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 Richmond 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.
"Greek Life is diffent at Union because first of all it is a Christian University and there is alot of focus on social service. Also because it is a christian university and a dry campus instead of focus on parties there is more focus on actually brotherhood and sisterhood. Beacause of these two aspects there is a much more positive attitude towards greeklife. Some of the best memories i have are hanging out with brothers at social service events because you are not only helping others but getting to know your brothers."
"I was able to learn just how different fraternities are at Union from other schools by going to a meeting of several different ones. I sat in on an hour and a half session on alcohol abuse at parties and the entire time I did I was being reminded just how blessed I was to be in a fraternity that is able to have a good time without getting trashed."