On March 17, 1906, Phi Kappa Tau was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The Beta Xi chapter was first founded at the University of Georgia in 1950, and in the Fall of 2011 proudly returned to the University as a chapter in the IFC. With 82 active chapters nationally, we enjoy strong support from the national fraternity, Beta Xi alumni, and our brothers across the southeast. The national Phi Tau mission statement is, “to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character,” and our chapter hopes to create a legacy that lives up to those noble principles.
The members of the Beta Xi Chapter came together to build a brotherhood of individuals. We have a diverse group of members that includes a variety of backgrounds and includes men who participate in or are a part of SGA, the Honors College, UGA Heroes, and Dance Marathon. We also strive to serve in our community in a variety of ways. Our colony has served at a local Salvation Army kitchen, the Athens-Clarke County Animal shelter, and donated funds to UGA Miracle with the help of our alumni. Besides service, our fraternity is very focused on academics. When admitted to the IFC, our collective GPA was ranked in the top ten of fraternities.
As a young fraternity, we hope to create a mold that will last after we leave the University of Georgia and create a legacy of honor, service, academics, and brotherhood. As we grow and thrive, we look to have a great time establishing new social and philanthropic traditions that will inspire future Phi Tau’s to follow the principles of “brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character.”