Alpha Tau Chapter

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Alpha Tau Chapter (Founded 13 November 1991) is located at Howard University in Washington, DC. The Chapter was founded by Chapter alumnus Derek Simmons and is a member of the Capital Region.

Chapter History


Alpha Tau is the first chapter founded at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

Early Years

The Active Chapter

Alpha Tau's ranks consist of numerous winners of the Mr. and Miss Howard University Homecoming Pageant, leaders of student organizations and community activists. Their consistent efforts for the betterment of the Howard University community and beyond were recognized at the 2004 Bison Ball, where they were named “Fraternity of the Year.”

Past Chapter Presidents

Initiate Classes

Main Article: List of Alpha Tau Chapter Initiate Classes

Chapter Events & Activities

Alpha Tau Chapter Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund was created on August 8, 2007. The fund uses corporate sponsorship and fundraising to financially assist students within the community through scholarships. The Endowment Fund has a board of directors consisting of undergraduate and alumni brothers of Alpha Tau.

Endowment Fund Board of Directors

Regional Conference

In 2004, Alpha Tau hosted the Mid-Atlantic/Capitol Conference Regional Convention entitled "Da B.O.M.B - Building Others and Molding Brothers.” The regional convention was an overwhelming success with more than 150 brothers in attendance. The chapter was awarded the "Best Regional Event" in honor of its hard work.

Notable Alumni

Chapter Founder
Vice President of Membership Development (1994-1995)

Chapter Honors and Awards

National Awards

University Awards

  • 2004 Fraternity of the Year

Further Resources

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