The Symbols

The ATO Badge was designed by Otis Allan Glazebrook in 1865 and is worn by the initiate.

The ATO Flag was designed by William C. Smiley and approved in 1914.

The White Tea Rose became the ATO flower in 1892.

Colors: Azure and Gold.

Nickname: Taus, Alpha Taus, ATOs.

National Headquarters

One North Pennsylvania
12th Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317 684 1865
Fax: 317-684-1862

National Alpha Tau Omega Facts

ATO was founded by Otis Alan Glazebrook, Erskine Mayo Ross, and Alfred Marshall, at the Virginia Military Institute in 1865 upon Christian and brotherly love, with Christian principles, not Greek principles, as the corner stone values of ATO.

ATO was not established in imitation of or in opposition to any other existing fraternity.

ATO annually ranks in among the top ten fraternities for number of chapters and total number of members.  ATO has more than 258 active and inactive chapters with more than 175,000 members and more than 6,000  undergraduate members.

Alpha Tau Omega is a participating member in the National Interfraternity Conference, the Fraternity Executives Association, the College Fraternity Editors Association, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, FIPG, Inc., and the Fraternal Risk Management Trust.

The Alpha Tau Omega Creed

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.

Epsilon Upsilon Facts

jtpalmer.jpg (12151 bytes) J.T. Palmer was the first initiate of the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.


J.T. Palmer


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