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You already know the impact Greek life has—because you lived it. The term ‘social fraternity’ might give the impression that the Greek experience is superficial. But research shows that personal connections and friendships are the key to happiness.  

These lifelong relationships are only part of what makes the fraternity experience so transformational. From our career trajectories to our family’s values, our Alpha Tau experience played a key role. Our experiences helped make us into the people we are today.  

Here is an eBook of some of the best responses to recent a survey of Greek communities across the country. These quotes illustrate why Greek life is and will remain a key part of the higher education experience. Click HERE to read the eBook and keep reading to see what Alpha Tau members had to say. 


  • "I was a transfer student when I came to Tech in 1968. I had attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Ga. my first two years out of high school. The brothers of Alpha Tau welcomed me with open arms and helped me learn how to survive the rigors of Tech. Along the way they allowed me to hold several offices in the fraternity including GM during my last year of school. Those experiences taught me as much about life and leadership as Tech did about my studies.” - James Chrivia ‘70
  • "A majority of my close friends were my brothers at Alpha Tau. Because of my time as HC President I have had the opportunity to interact with Alpha Taus over many years, and I see the same dynamic at work no matter when one attended Tech. Alpha Tau for me has always been about brotherhood.- Geoffrey Gill ‘64
  • "While I have so many fond memories of my time at Tech, other aspects of my college career came with some difficulties. At every turn, the brothers of A-T were there to help and support me. And I’m not talking about just a few brothers – there was an entire community where we could all lean on each other when we needed some help or the going got a little rough. I tell the story now that without Kappa Sig I wouldn’t have graduated from Tech, and that’s not an exaggeration. Being in the fraternity has given me lifelong friends and taught me how to be a better man. Everything ranging from life skills, organization, how to run meetings or just be a constructive participant, building consensus, etc., I can attribute back to my time at Alpha-Tau. - Charles A. McPhail ‘96