Welcome to the official website of the Gamma Tau Chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta. As chapter president, I would like to share with you the history of Gamma Tau, and a little bit of my personal experience within our chapter.
The Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta was established in 1926, and over its tenure at Georgia Tech, has grown to become one of the best and most accomplished chapters in an already outstanding fraternity system. In 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012, the Gamma Tau Chapter received the annual Interfraternity Council’s Dean Dull Award for best overall fraternity at Georgia Tech. The Dean Dull Award recognizes fraternities for outstanding Scholarship, Campus Leadership, Philanthropy, Intramurals, Greek Week, Homecoming, and Educational Programming.
Recognition has also been bestowed on our chapter from the International Headquarters of Phi Gamma Delta. In 2012, our chapter won the Zerman Trophy, given to the chapter with the best overall campus involvement. In recent years, Gamma Tau has also won the Baker Cup (2005) for best overall philanthropy, the Condon Cup (2006) for best overall improvement, and the Jordan Bowl (2004-2006) for outstanding academic achievement. Each year, our chapter also places highly in other International Awards, including the Brightman Trophy for best graduate relations, and the Cheney Cup for best overall chapter amongst all Phi Gamma Delta chapters worldwide.
While all of these accolades certainly impressed me about Gamma Tau, it was the brothers that inspired me to join the chapter. During recruitment in 2009, I remember how impressed I was with each member’s character and determination, how they all seemed to have their priorities straight, and how they all were able to work so well together. On campus, Gamma Taus are very active in all facets of student life. Academically, our chapter consistently ranks above the Georgia Tech all-men’s average GPA, doing so for the past 30 years. When it comes to athletics, Gamma Tau has taken home the Intramural Trophy 10 straight years, and 15 out of the last 16 years. The chapter also has numerous leaders in campus organizations, including FASET, Student Government Association, IFC, and the Georgia Tech Student Foundation. Finally, Gamma Tau maintains an outstanding philanthropy program, highlighted by our annual Fall Break Habitat for Humanity trip to Florida, and our FIJI Run For The Kids campaign, where we partner with the Kappa Deuteron chapter at the University of Georgia to raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Perhaps the most exciting new about Gamma Tau is that in August, 2013, we will open our new fraternity house, Landon-Nelson Hall, which will replace our previous house, Creighton-Vail Hall, which stood for 50 years. Due to great support from both graduates and brothers, the construction which began last year should be completed in time for the Fall 2013 semester. The new house will be one of the largest on campus, and will be able to house 51 brothers.
In closing, I would like to personally invite you to visit and explore our chapter. I encourage graduate brothers and parents to get involved in Gamma Tau. You are always welcome at Landon-Nelson Hall, and your interest is greatly appreciated. Please check this website for updates and upcoming events. I encourage all prospective members to seek all that Gamma Tau has to offer, and to contact us with any questions. I hope that our brotherhood and our traditions will positively impact your life and enrich your college career,
The support of alumni is critical to the success of our Gamma Tau Chapter. In order to maintain a strong relationship with our graduates, we host two large alumni events each year: our annual Pig Dinner and Couser Golf Tournament. This past year, Pig Dinner was held at Sweetwater Brewery here in Atlanta! We also have our own newsletter, the Gamma Tauk, which we use to keep our graduates updated on current affairs and events.
For more information about our graduates, please visit their website at www.gtfijigrads.com