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Phi Kappa Tau




Founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on March 17, 1906, the mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership, and exemplary character.

Nickname : Phi Tau
Local Founding Date : 2004
Colors : Harvard Red and Old Gold
National Philanthropy Hole in the Wall Gang Campus, founded by Paul Newman


Historians of the fraternity have stressed three fundamental characteristics which guided the founders in establishing this association:

  • Emphasis upon innate worth as a qualification for membership.
  • Democratic nature of the organization.
  • Spiritual ideals.

'It is important to note that from its very beginning the fraternity was concerned only with the potential and personal work of the individual man. The only aristocracy recognized by the group was the aristocracy of achievement.'
-excerpt from the membership manual of Phi Kappa Tau, 'History of Phi Kappa Tau'

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