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Building Men of Character
We look for the best and brightest young men to join in our brotherhood and as an organization we champion the ideals of honor, integrity, and commitment. We are always looking for men who exhibit these ideals in their pursuit of excellence in Leadership, Education, and Involvement.
Phi Tau generally recruits during both Fall and Spring periods. We encourage all upcoming fall recruits to begin their rush process the summer before coming to school. We host summer events all over the state ranging from Braves Games and TopGolf in Atlanta to a Lake Weekend and Skeet Shooting Event on Lake Hartwell.
All new members are required by our national organization to participate in drug and alcohol abuse and sexual harassment education seminars.
Graduate Council Man of Distinction Scholarship
The Beta Xi Chapter Graduate Council annually distributes a $1000 scholarship to a member of our Fall Associate Class. This award is given to the individual who best embodies our fraternity and will lead the the chapter to reach our goals in the future.
The application period runs from May to early August, prior to IFC Rush Week. The process includes a short application followed by an interview with our Recruitment and Scholarship committees over the summer. For more information, contact our VP of Recruitment (About Us Page), or email: email@example.com
2019 Application Deadline
We offer numerous opportunities for our men to develop their leadership abilities. Within the fraternity, our Executive Committee consists of 9 members who make the essential decisions of the chapter. Other appointed committee chairs focus on affairs including Scholarship, Philanthropy, Marketing, Inter-fraternity Council Involvement, and more.
Additionally, we participate in a leadership events sponsored by the national fraternity. Regional Conference and Leadership Academy occur each year and focus on personal growth and facilitating connections between chapters of each part of the country. National Convention is the premier legislative event of our fraternity. It takes place on even numbered years and changes location each conference (Cleveland in 2018; Salt Lake City in 2016).
If you strive to be a leader in your chapter, on campus and in your community, Phi Kappa Tau will present you with opportunities throughout your college career.
Beta Xi Events
Football Tailgates: The University of Georgia hosts 6-7 home football games per year. Our Chapter hosts a tailgate before each game, providing food, live music, and friends. Parents and Alumni are highly encouraged to swing by the house or park in our lot, which is
Parents Weekends: Each semester, Beta Xi hosts at least one Parents Weekend event. This event, welcome to all family members, is usually a one or two day event. In the fall, we host a tailgate during football season. Spring Parents Weekend is generally more formal, with a mixer at a local downtown Athens establishment, followed by a formal event at an Athens ballroom or other venue. These events present an opportunity for the family to get to meet the brotherhood and learn about the people their sons are hanging out with.
Red Carnation Formal: The Red Carnation Formal is our largest event in the spring semester. This event location changes by year (Hilton Head, SC in 2019; Charleston, SC in 2018). On Friday after school, brothers and their dates travel to our destination city. On Saturday, depending on the city, we will all go to the beach or explore the mountains as a group. That evening, we have a fully catered dinner at an event venue in town.
Socials: Socials are a great way for brothers to meet new people and make friends with other Greek college students. Phi Tau pairs with a sorority on campus and hosts a themed mixer at the fraternity house for the two organizations to enjoy a fun evening together.
Date Nights: Each semester, the fraternity host multiple Date Nights. These events are themed evenings with an activity included. Brothers and their dates dress for the occasion and participate in whatever activity our Social Committee decides beforehand. Some popular events have been Braves games, MargariTAUville, and Winter Olympics.
Carolina Cup: Every spring, the brothers travel to Camden, South Carolina to attend the Carolina Cup — a steeplechase held at the Springdale Race Course.
Talladega 500: Every fall, the brothers travel to Talladega, Alabama to attend the Talladega 500, a NASCAR Race hosted at the Talladega Superspeedway.
Georgia/Florida Weekend: Every fall, the Brothers, along with most of the UGA student body, travel to St. Simons, GA for “Frat Beach.” Many attend the “the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” or the tailgate prior to the Georgia vs. Florida game in Jacksonville, FL.
G-Day: Every spring, the University hosts a Spring Football Scrimmage at Sanford Stadium. Just like every other football game, the fraternity hosts a tailgate at the house before the game.
Alumni Weekends: Alumni are a vital part of the Fraternity, and the Undergraduate Chapter strives to build good relations with Alumni. The fraternity hosts many events inviting Alumni to travel to Athens to get to know the Undergraduate Members. There are even weekends specified to certain decades of Alumni, such as the 80’s for the Undergraduate Members to connect with them on a more personal basis. Big anniversaries are also celebrated like the 70th Anniversary of the Chartering of the Fraternity on UGA’s Campus in the spring of 2020.