History of Tufts College, 1854-1896

Start, Alaric Bertrand
1896

THE ALPHA TAU OMEGA FRATERNITY AND THE GAMMA BETA CHAPTER. JUST after the close of the war when everything was in a state of turmoil three students of the Virginia Military Academy thought it would be an admirable plan to organize a national fraternity which should act as a connecting link between the North and the South. The idea was carried out, and the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity was formed on September 11, 1865, at Richmond, Virginia. The chapter at the Military Institute, of course, became the most active and the first in importance. Although intended as a national organization, it was not until quite recently that many chapters were established in Northern Colleges; and the main idea or plan of the first members bids fair to be carried out even beyond their expectations. The government of the Fraternity consists of three departments, viz., a Congress of delegates from colleges, which meets twice a year; the Grand Officers of the Fraternity, and a High Council consisting of five members chosen from the Fraternity at large by the Congress; and the Worthy High Chancellor, who acts judicially and settles all disputed questions. The Fraternity's official organ is the " Alpha Tau Omega Palm," which was established in 1880 and stands high among the fraternity publications. Since 1888 the magazine has been published in New York, but before that time was published in several other places. There are a number of Alumni associations all of which are in a prosperous condition, the one in Washington being the principal. There are forty-five active chapters and the Gamma Beta of Tufts is almost the youngest of them. The Gamma Beta chapter was established in 1893; and since then its growth has been marvellous, and at the present time it is in a very flourishing and solid condition both financially and in numbers. It is the only chapter of "Alpha Tau" in Massachusetts, although there are chapters in Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island. In October, 1895, an Alumni association to be called the Boston Alumni Association was founded, and has its headquarters in Boston.

ALPHA TAU OMEGA Chapter Roll. Beta Washington & Lee University1865 DeltaUniversity of Virginia1868 Lambda Cumberland University1868 OmegaUniversity of the South1877 Alpha Beta University of Georgia1878 Alpha DeltaUniversity of North Carolina1879 Alpha EpsilonAlabama State College1879 TauPennsylvania University1881 Alpha ThetaEmory College1881 Alpha Iota Umhlenburg College1881 Alpha Mu Adrian College1881 Alpha Nu Mt. Union College1882 Alpha OmicronSt. Lawrence University1882 Alpha Rho Lehigh University1882 Alpha TauSouthwest Presbyterian University1882 Alpha UpsilonPennsylvania College1882 Alpha PhiSouth Carolina College1882 Alpha ChiTrinity College1883 Alpha PsiWittenberg College1883 Beta BetaSouthern University1885 Beta EpsilonTulane University1887 Beta ZetaUniversity of Vermont1887 Beta EtaWesleyan College, Ohio1887 Beta ThetaCornell University1887 Beta IotaGeorgia School of Technology1888 Beta KappaHillsdale College1888 Beta MuWoorster University1888 Beta OmicronAlbion College1889 Beta PiVanderbilt College1889 Beta RhoMarietta College1890 Beta TauLovell University1890 Beta Psi Leland Stanford, Jr., University1890 Beta UpsilonMaine State College1891 Beta PhiWofford College, S. C.1891 Beta DeltaUniversity of Alabama 1885 Beta OmegaState University, Columbus1888 Gamma AlphaColby University1892 Gamma BetaTufts College1893 Gamma GammaRose Polytechnic Institute1893 Gamma DeltaBrown University1894 Gamma EpsilonAustin College1895 Gamma ZetaUniversity of Illinois1895

GAMMA BETA CHAPTER OF ALPHA TAU OMEGA: ESTABLISHED IN 1893. Resident Graduate. Instructor FRANK GEORGE WREN, '94.

Undergraduates. CLASS OF 1896. FRANK FAY EDDY, DAVID FRANCIS DILLON, EUGENE FRANCIS CORIDON, GEORGE FRANCIS MAGUIRE. CLASS OF 1897. DANIEL FRANCIS CROWLEY, MAX ALARIC PLUMB, WALTER DAVIS HALL, STEPHEN CLARENCE MITCHELL, GEORGE EDWARD RICHARDSON, HOWARD IRVING RUSSELL, FREDERICK MORSE RANDLETT. CLASS OF 1898. GEORGE ALEC HARWOOD, ELWOOD AVERY, EDMUND MERRITT FRENCH, HENRY EVANS BATES, CUSHMAN ABBOTT. CLASS OF 1899. BARZILLAI ALBERT RICH, CHARLES EDWARD GOUGH,

 
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Published by the Class of 1897. The original contains appendices with a directory of alumni, the college catalog, and the college charter. These were not included in this addition.

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