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PHI KAPPA TAU

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HISTORY & VALUES

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Phi Kappa Tau was established nationally as a fraternity on March 17, 1906 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The Epsilon Nu Chapter was established here at Clemson in 1995. The chapter was reassociated as an associate chapter on October 14th, 2022 and attained its re-charter on October 21, 2023.


The vision of Phi Kappa Tau is to be recognized as a leadership organization that binds men together and challenges them to improve their campuses and the world.  The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character.  Here at Clemson, our chapter strives to be leaders on campus and to attain distinction in everything we do.  We take pride in being men of respect and integrity.  The Epsilon Nu chapter binds brothers together in order to foster an environment of personal, social, athletic, and academic growth.  Our duty as Phi Kappa Tau men is to set the standard for what it means to be a fraternity man.

DUES & NEW MEMBER PERIOD

Membership dues for new members are $875 and dues for initiated members are $825. The new member orientation program lasts eight weeks and initiation occurs thereafter.

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SCHOLARSHIP

Phi Kappa Tau takes pride in academic excellence.  In the spring of 2023, the chapter GPA was 3.292. The required scholarship program ensures members’ academic success. Currently, there are brothers with majors in every one of the seven undergraduate colleges here at Clemson.  A minimum 2.7 GPA is required for membership.

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PHILANTHROPY & COMMUNITY SERVICE

In 1988, our esteemed alumnus and actor Paul Newman, Ohio ‘43, founded Hole in the Wall Gang Camp on a 300-acre piece of land in Connecticut. Now an international organization known as SeriousFun Children’s Network, this camp was designed as a place where children with terminal or life-threatening illness could escape their medical conditions for a little while to just be kids and, in Paul’s own words, “to raise a little hell.” Today, SeriousFun camps have served over 1,000,000 children in 20 different countries - all free of charge. Phi Kappa Tau has been formally partnered with SeriousFun for over 25 years. In that lifetime, we’ve raised $1.6 million dollars. 

 

The Epsilon Nu Chapter has raised $5,400 for SeriousFun camps since reassociation. Our members are also involved in a variety of community service projects throughout campus and the greater Clemson area.

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SUCCESS STORY

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Chris Horton, Zeta Xi ‘19 - Epsilon Nu President ‘23

“Joining Phi Kappa Tau has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my college tenure. I have not only learned how to become a true leader but have made friendships for a lifetime. Phi Tau truly embodies the meaning of brotherhood and prepares you for the professional world. Phi Tau has positively impacted my time at Clemson and will continue to do so for a lifetime.”

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RILEY BARTUSKA

RUSH CHAIR

MIKEL AGUADO

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