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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




 Unitas in diversitate (Unity in Diversity)

Council membership

 Coed Council


Justin Halloran '16


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: 1/13/16