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Encyclopedia > Phi Kappa Tau
ΦΚΤ – Phi Kappa Tau
Founded March 17, 1906 (1906-03-17) (age 101)
Miami University, (Oxford, Ohio)
Type Social
Mission Statement "To champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character."
Colors Harvard Red and Old Gold
Flower Red carnation
Philanthropy Hole in the Wall Gang Camps
Chapters 88 Active, 7 Colonies, 51 alumni associations and interest groups
Members 85,000 currently
lifetime
Headquarters 5221 Morning Sun Road
Oxford, Ohio, USA
Homepage http://www.phikappatau.org

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History

Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity (commonly called Phi Tau) was founded in the Union Literary Society Hall of Miami University's Old Main Building in Oxford, Ohio on March 17, 1906. The four honored founders were Taylor Albert Borradaile, Clinton Dewitt Boyd, Dwight Ireneus Douglass, and William Henry Shideler. Phi Tau is a name shared by different organizations: Phi Tau is a local, coeducational fraternity at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. ... , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... Location of Oxford in Butler County, Ohio Oxford is a college town located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio in northwestern Butler County in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... William Henry Doc Shideler (born July 14, 1886 in West Middletown, Ohio and died 1958 in Oxford, Ohio) was an American geologist who was founder and longtime chair of the department of geology at Miami University and was a founder of the national college fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau. ...


The fraternity was founded as the Non-Fraternity Association to give Miami's non-fraternity men a voice in campus political affairs. The name was changed to Phrenocon on March 6, 1909. The two proposed names were the Miami Friends and the Miami Comrades, which were combined to form "Frenocom." "Phrenocon" was actually an alternate spelling of "Frenocom," the idea being to make the name sound more Greek. is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Phrenocon became "national" in 1911 when an organization of independent men known as the Ohio University Union chose to become the Ohio University chapter of Phrenocon. Additional Phrenocon chapters were established at Ohio State University, Centre College, Mount Union College and the University of Illinois. At Miami, Phrenocon began to have difficulty retaining members by the early 1910s. Often, men would join Phrenocon, then later withdraw their membership and join Greek-letter fraternities. In fact, the Miami chapters of Delta Tau Delta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon were founded by Phrenocon members. For that reason, the Miami Chapter of Phrenocon withdrew from the National Phrenocon and adopted the name Phi Kappa Tau on March 9, 1916. The rest of the chapters agreed to the name change on December 22 of that year and invited Miami to return to the national organization as the Alpha chapter of Phi Kappa Tau. Eta Chapter at Muhlenberg College was the first chapter to charter after the change to Phi Kappa Tau. Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Ohio University (OU) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Centre College is an accredited, private, four-year liberal arts college located in Danville, Kentucky, USA, a community of about 15,000 in Boyle County, approximately 35 miles (56. ... Mount Union College is a 4-year private, liberal arts college in Alliance, Ohio. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... // The 1910s represent the culmination of European militarism which had its beginnings during the second half of the 19th Century. ... Delta Tau Delta (ΔΤΔ, DTD, or Delts) is a U.S.-based international college fraternity. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college located in west-side Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


Phi Kappa Tau has been a member since 1916 of the North-American Interfraternity Conference(NIC) [1], a consortium of national men's social fraternities. As of November 2004, there are 89 active chapters and 5 colonies across the United States with approximately 83,000 initiated members. The North-American Interfraternity Conference (or NIC), (formerly known as the National Interfraternity Conference) is an association of collegiate mens fraternities that was formally organized in 1910, although it began on November 27, 1909. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... This article is about a type of political territory. ...


Phi Tau's national philanthropy is the Hole in the Wall Camps founded by Phi Tau Brother Paul Newman. Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ... Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a residential summer camp for seriously ill children located between Ashford and Eastford in Connecticut. ... Paul Leonard Newman (born January 26, 1925) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Cannes Award, and Emmy Award-winning American actor and film director. ...


The Phi Kappa Tau Foundation was created in 1945 and is one of the more successful foundations affiliated with a Greek letter organization. The Foundation's significant expansion began in 1983 with the announcement of a gift of over $1-million from Ewing T. Boles, a member of fraternity's Delta Chapter at Centre College. The Boles gift was the largest gift to a fraternity or sorority foundation up until that time. That same year Boles was named an Honorary Founder by Phi Kappa Tau. Boles left an additional bequest of over $3-million to the Foundation upon his death. Boles' example has encouraged countless other gifts to the foundation and its current assets exceed $10-million. Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Centre College is an accredited, private, four-year liberal arts college located in Danville, Kentucky, USA, a community of about 15,000 in Boyle County, approximately 35 miles (56. ...


Executive offices of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Foundation are at 5221 Morning Sun Road in Oxford, Ohio. C. Steven Hartman is the CEO, Charles T. Ball is National President of the Fraternity and Gerald Carlton is President of the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation.


Phi Kappa Tau now has over 85,000 initiated members


Creed

Phi Kappa Tau, by admitting me to membership, has conferred upon me a mark of distinction in which I take just pride. I believe in the spirit of brotherhood for which it stands. I shall strive to attain its ideals, and by so doing to bring to it honor and credit. I shall be loyal to my college and my chapter and shall keep strong my ties to them that I may ever retain the spirit of youth. I shall be a good and loyal citizen. I shall try always to discharge the obligation to others which arises from the fact that I am a fraternity man.


Roland W. Maxwell (University of Southern California, 1922) National President, 1934 - 1959 November 19, 1950 The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ...


Mission Statement

The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership, and exemplary character.


Notable Members

The following is a list of notable members of Phi Kappa Tau. ...

Chapters

This article lists the chapters of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity in Greek alphabetical (chronological) order followed by their dates of chartering as Phi Kappa Tau chapters. ...

External links

  • Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity

Further information

  • Anson, Jack L., The Golden Jubilee History of Phi Kappa Tau, Lawhead Press, Athens Ohio: 1957
  • Ball, Charles T., From Old Main to a New Century: A History of Phi Kappa Tau, Heritage Publishers, Phoenix: 1996 ISBN 0-929690-29-X

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Phi Kappa Tau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4168 words)
Phi Kappa Tau has been a member since 1916 of the North-American Interfraternity Conference(NIC) [1], a consortium of national men's social fraternities.
Phi Tau's national philanthropy is the Hole in the Wall Camps founded by Phi Tau Brother Paul Newman.
Executive offices of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Foundation are at 5221 Morning Sun Road in Oxford, Ohio.
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