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Phi Tau

Phi Tau Coeducational Fraternity

Full Chapter Name
Phi Tau Coeducational Fraternity
Phi Tau
Coed Fraternity
Local, not nationally affiliated
Street Address
31 North Main Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Mailing Address
Hinman Box 5218
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Email Address
National Headquarters
Mission statement
 Unitas in diversitate (Unity in Diversity)
Chapter colors
Council membership
 Coed Council
AXiS Score
2014: 86%
Minimum GPA Required for Membership
  • Summer 2014 - Justin W. Halloran '16 
  • Fall 2014 Winter 2015 - TBD
  • Spring/Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 - TBD
Rent / dues
GLOS Awards 2014
Scholarship Award Trophy for the highest Grade Point Average
Service Award Trophy, the Most Improved Grade Point Average Trophy
Achieving Excellence in Standards Award Outstanding Performance
Allegra Condiotte won a Kaiser Award presented to the students who have most exemplified the ideals and principles of Dartmouth College
GLOS Awards 2013: 
Scholarship Trophy for the highest Grade Point Average. 
Margaret Flanagan won the Arts All-star Award
President Pavel Bacovsky, '13 won a Kaiser Award, given to students who have most exemplified the ideals and principles of Dartmouth College
Founded in 1905 as the Tau Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa, the organization separated from the national fraternity in 1956 over a dispute regarding the segregationist membership policies of the national organization. The fraternity renamed itself Phi Tau Fraternity, and in 1972 became the first fraternity at Dartmouth to admit women student members.
A little more information about us
We're a mixed bunch. There is no one mold to which all Phi Taus fit. The prevailing interests in the house change from year to year, but the following is a current (incomplete) sampling of some of the things our members do
  • Cooking
  • Computer Science/Programming
  • Cabin and Trail (C&T)/Hiking
  • Integrated Martial Arts (IMA)
  • Linguistics
  • And many more. . .
Some of us like meeting new people. Some of us are shy and antisocial and tend to crawl into our shells. If you like us though, chances are we'll like you. Our rush process works basically as follows. Unlike most Greek houses at Dartmouth, we have rolling rush. Additionally, while many Greek houses primarily recruit Sophomores, we welcome any Dartmouth students, and it's not uncommon for someone to join as a senior. If you are eligible to rush based on college standards (currently the college does not allow freshmen to rush), you can sign our rush book at any time without needing to wait for an organized rush event. Assuming that the house thinks you would be a good fit, we'll extend a bid to you. The bid is nonbinding on you, but you may use it at any time before you graduate to join the house. The act of giving the bid back to the house to signify joining is known as "sinking your bid". Generally we like to do bid-sinking in a fun manner and the bid-holder often requires the house to complete some challenge. Bid-sinking challenges in the past have included numerous scavenger hunts, scrabble or chess games, Rock Band, a text adventure, and a chapter room covered in yarn to name just a few.
The Phi Tau house

Last Updated: 10/19/15