The Alpha Delta chapter of Phi Kappa Tau at Case Western Reserve University is a growing group of men dedicated to building lifelong friendships and unforgettable college experiences. Since our reintroduction to CWRU in October of 1998 and our rechartering in May of 2000, we have established a solid reputation through academic success and campus activities.
As college students, we understand the importance of academics. Our chapter GPA is consistently one of the highest on campus, and in 2007 we were awarded the Monroe Moosnick Trophy by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation for holding the highest GPA among Phi Tau chapters nationally. Scholarship is one of the most important aspects of being a brother of Phi Kappa Tau. The chapter's scholarship program has had outstanding success in previous years and this year we are looking to improve upon it even further. With several improvements planned, we are confident that we can maintain our high academic standing on campus. We have had the highest GPA for all members among all of the fraternities on campus for three of the last seven years. Our superb GPA is reflected well by our new members, as well, and it consistently ranks high among all of the fraternities at CWRU. We intend to continue our successes in the classroom and hopefully even improve on them. This will require a tremendous effort by all of the brothers--not only to do well in their own courses, but also to offer assistance to the rest of our brothers.
2010 marked ten years of our annual "Phi K" five kilometer run on campus to support Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps for terminally ill children. You can view some of the past race results and more information about our event on the Phi K page. In the spring, we host a Casino Night and Poker Tournament in Carlton Commons to benefit the same charity. You can see more details on the Casino Night page. In addition to these two major fundraising events, brothers of Phi Kappa Tau spend countless hours helping in the community, whether it be tutoring at Church of the Covenant each Saturday or moving tables and helping with food at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walks.
Each semester we sponsor a variety of social events, beginning with fall and spring rush. Among our most popular events during rush periods are Quaker Steak and Lube all-you-can-eat, laser tag, canoeing, and broomball. Brothers gather for mixers with campus sororities and fraternities throughout the year and the annual Phi Tau Formal is in late spring. Last year we held our fourth "Party on the Floor" with mocktails, dancing, music, and fun on the sixth floor of Clarke Tower. All of the events we sponsor are alcohol-free, ensuring that brothers and guests have fun in a safe, friendly atmosphere.
The Brotherhood Committee is kicking off the year with a focus on maintaining, broadening, and deepening the fellowship of the Alpha Delta chapter. Under the leadership of Steve Stumphauzer, the committee has planned a myriad of activities in order to do just that. Among their plans include a weekly dinner for the brothers at Leutner or Fribley on Wednesdays, fan and support groups for the various Phi Tau Intramural events and singing groups, involvement in brotherss birthday celebrations, a commitment to spontaneous activities (IHOP runs, wall-painting, road trips), and reaching out to brothers on Southside and any others not living on the floor.
Although our activities provide a key focal point for the chapter, the central theme of our fraternity is to develop lifelong brotherhood. There are many intangible benefits that stay with our members; many of our alumni maintain strong ties with the chapter, and Phi Taus from around the country gather every year for philanthropic events, recreational activities, and our National Convention. If you are interested in learning more about our chapter or how to become involved, please contact us or visit our membership page.