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The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity was founded on September 11, 1865. On September 11, 2001 two ATOs lost their lives in the Twin Towers. Today is a good day to re-read and reflect upon our creed.
The Creed of Alpha Tau Omega
To bind men together in a brotherhood based upon eternal and immutable principles, with a bond as strong as right itself and as lasting as humanity; to know no North, no South, no East, no West, but to know man as man, to teach that true men the world over should stand together and contend for supremacy of good over evil; to teach, not politics, but morals; to foster, not partisanship, but the recognition of true merit wherever found; to have no narrower limits within which to work together for the elevation of man than the outlines of the world: these were the thoughts and hopes uppermost in the minds of the founders of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
Otis Allan Glazebrook
The 80th Biennial ATO Congress kicks off tomorrow (August 1, 2012)! Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Regency Foyer, with the Presidents Meeting and other sessions for chapter presidents in the afternoon and the opening of ATO Congress at 7:00 p.m.
For a quick look at the full schedule, check out the Congress Schedule-at-a-Glance.
|SHSU’s chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity was recently recognized during the organization’s national awards ceremony. With chapter members are (from left) Walt Hughes, national president of ATO; Orin Covell, president the ATO alumni association; Colton Jackson, SHSU chapter treasurer; Josh Hawley, SHSU chapter vice president; Price Howard, SHSU chapter president; and Wynn Smiley, ATO fraternity CEO.|
SHSU’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity was recognized for its “True Merit” during the organization’s national awards ceremony, held in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 7.
“The True Merit cup is awarded to the chapters that achieve a very high and effective level of operations, excel at recruitment, community and campus involvement and who’s members embody true merit and high level of excellence in their daily activities,” said Brandon Cooper, ATO chapter adviser and assistant director for Student Activities.
For the first time in our 50 year history, the Texas Zeta Mu chapter of Alpha Tau Omega is taking home the True Merit award from the 2010 ATO Congress in Florida.
The True Merit award is given to the nation’s top Chapters “who achieve a level of chapter operation that is worthy of recognition”.