ATΩ Facts

  • The ATO Foundation was officially recognized in June of 1935 at the 34th Congress in Memphis, Tenn.
  • ATO annually ranks among the top ten national fraternities for number of chapters and total number of members. ATO has more than 250 active and inactive chapters with more than 200,000 members and more than 6,500 undergraduate members.
  • The ATO Foundation provides more than $150,000 in annual scholarships to members-including scholarships to attend the LeaderShape Institute, Inc.
  • Alpha Tau Omega is a participating member in the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), the Fraternity Executives Association (FEA), the College Fraternity Communications Association (FCA), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, FIPG, Inc., and the Fraternal Risk Management Trust (FRMT).
  • In 1950 Indiana University chapter president Robert Lollar implemented "Help Week" providing the opportunity for new members to doing good deeds around campus and replacing the traditional "Hell Week."

"If my life's history be written, the truth will be that its most splendid service was performed through Alpha Tau Omega."
-Otis Allen Glazebrook, ATO Founder

Founders of the Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity
Founders of the Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity

Our National History

Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity was founded on September 11, 1865 to help heal the wounds of the North and South caused by the Civil War. ATO now ranks among the top 10 national fraternities for number of chapters and total number of members. ATO was founded by Otis Allan Glazebrook, Erskine Mayo Ross, and Alfred Marshall at the Virginia Military Institute and was not established in imitation of or in opposition to any existing fraternity. ATO was founded upon brotherly love, with Christian principles, not Greek principles, as the cornerstones of the Fraternity.