Events and Programs

2019 Events and Programs

Valiant, Altitude, Encounter, Fall Awards Banquet

Valiant:

  • Location: Camp Sumatanga – Gallant, AL
  • Session 1: May 19 – 22, 2019
  • Session 2: May 22 – 25, 2019

Altitude:

  • Location: San Isabel National Forest – Buena Vista, CO
  • Session 1: June 16 – 22, 2019
  • Session 2: July 21 – 26, 2019

Encounter:

  • Location: Camp Sumatanga – Gallant, AL
  • Session 1: July 11 – 14, 2019
  • Location: Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
  • Session 2: July 18 – 21, 2019
  • Session 3: August 1 – 4, 2019

Fall Awards Banquet:

  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Event dates: August 9 – 11, 2019

Valiant

Valiant Leadership Training program is unique and specific to ATO, guiding nearly 100 young brothers through values-based curriculum on how to lead with integrity. This intense programming places strong emphasis on basic components of effective leadership, communication, ethics, goal setting, and teamwork. Participation in the program is open to all chapter undergraduates and colony members of Alpha Tau Omega. Participants must be in good academic, financial, and fraternity standing.

When:

  • Session 1: May 19 – 22, 2019
  • Session 2: May 22 – 25, 2019

Is the session you want to attend sold out?  Send an email to jbrown@ato.org to claim a spot on the wait list.  Don’t waste any time!  Be one of the first on the list of people to move up if someone cannot make the trip! (no deposit necessary)

Where:

Camp Sumatanga in Gallant, AL

Travel:

Participants will arrive in Birmingham by air on the first day of the trip.  All logistics will be provided by the National Fraternity.  The session leader will be in contact with you once you have paid your registration fee to help coordinate

Tuition:

Participation in Valiant 2019 costs an initial deposit of $50 to reserve your spot. In addition, participants should contact their Leadership Consultants about additional funding for extra associated costs. In the past, members have found that local fundraising efforts and alumni support are successful in covering costs associated with Valiant.

Registration:

Each session has limited availability and registration will be closed once the sessions are full so reserve your spot today!  To reserve your spot for Valiant, contact your Leadership Consultant for more information. He will direct you to the right resources when they are made available. If you have additional questions, contact Jaden Brown at 317-459-6960 or by email at jbrown@ato.org.

Altitude

Altitude is a rigorous leadership program designed to challenge ATO brothers physically, mentally, and emotionally. The six-day adventure is spent backpacking the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains with the goal of peaking a 14,000 foot summit.

When:

  • Session 1: July 16 – 22, 2019
  • Session 2: July 21 – 26, 2019

Is the trek you want to attend sold out?  Send an email to jbrown@ato.org to claim a spot on the wait list.  Don’t waste any time!  Be one of the first on the list of people to move up if someone cannot make the trip! (no deposit necessary)

Where:

The Rocky Mountains/San Isabel National Forest in Buena Vista, Colorado.

Travel:

Participants will arrive in Denver by air on the first day of the trip.  Airfare and all logistics will be provided by the National Fraternity.  The trip leader will be in contact with you once you have paid your registration fee to select an airport and time.

Tuition:

Participation in Altitude 2019 costs $500 — This includes, equipment needed for hiking, white water rafting and rock climbing, all food (except while traveling), and lodging while on site at Noah’s. Financial assistance can be obtained to offset the cost through an educational fund scholarship from the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation. In addition, participants in the past have found local fundraising efforts and alumni support are successful in covering costs associated with Altitude.

Registration:

Each trip has limited availability and registration will be closed once the trips are full so reserve your spot today!  To reserve your spot for Altitude, all that is required is a non-refundable deposit of $100 or the full payment of $500.  If you have additional questions, contact Jaden Brown at 317-459-6960 or by email at jbrown@ato.org.

Encounter

Encounter is a three-day retreat designed to allow brothers to explore or deepen their spiritual identity. Through the retreat, brothers will encounter God’s grace through the story of the Prodigal son and focus on Glazebrook’s belief that unconditional love as exemplified by Jesus is a powerful and regenerating dynamic. Participation in ATO’s Encounter is open to all chapter undergraduates and colony members of Alpha Tau Omega. Participants must be in good academic, financial, and fraternity standing.

When:

    • Session 1: July 11 – 14, 2019
    • Session 2: July 18 – 21, 2019
    • Session 3: August 1 – 4, 2019

Is the session you want to attend sold out?  Send an email to jbrown@ato.org to claim a spot on the wait list.  Don’t waste any time!  Be one of the first on the list of people to move up if someone cannot make the trip! (no deposit necessary)

Where:

Session 1 Location: Camp Sumatanga in Gallant, AL

Session 2 & 3 Location: Hot Sulphur Springs, CO

Travel:

Participants will arrive in Denver by air on the first day of the trip.  Airfare and all logistics will be provided by the National Fraternity.  The session leader will be in contact with you once you have paid your registration fee to select an airport and time.

Tuition:

Participation in Encounter 2019 costs $300 — This includes, airfare. Financial assistance can be obtained to offset the cost through an educational fund scholarship from the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation. In addition, participants in the past have found local fundraising efforts and alumni support are successful in covering costs associated with Encounter.

Registration:

Each trip has limited availability and registration will be closed once the trips are full so reserve your spot today! To reserve your spot for Encounter, contact your Leadership Consultant for more information. He will direct you to the right resources when they are made available. If you have additional questions, contact Jaden Brown at 317-459-6960 or by email at jbrown@ato.org.

Presidents Retreat

The Alpha Tau Omega Presidents Retreat is held every January and provides incoming chapter officers the opportunity to learn what it takes to be an effective chapter leader. The retreat provides complete nuts and bolts content coverage and the ability to collaborate with other chapter presidents. The Conference has proven itself so critically important to a chapter’s health that every President, Vice president, and membership educator is required to attend. Currently, the National fraternity pays the cost for all undergraduates required to attend. Our goal is to help pay for travel costs of chapter officers attending, as well as provide ATO Foundation grants to pay for those portions of the conference that are specifically leadership, citizenship, and spiritual in nature.

Emerging Leaders Conference

Formerly known as Regional Leadership Conferences (RLC), Emerging Leaders Conferences target the emerging leaders in ATO undergraduate chapters. This means that, while older and more experienced actives are welcome to attend, the new focus of the ELCs are to help train the emerging young leaders of your chapter. Emerging Leaders Conferences are geared more for freshman and sophomore members of your chapter to help them get prepared for leadership roles with your chapter.  Together with National Officers and alumni volunteers the ATO National Staff hosts these day-long, audio-video interactive experiences in regions across the country. The true value of ELC is it gives undergraduates a chance to learn from each other. With plenty of discussion time, ELC is less lecture and more collaboration. ELCs are held each year in the months of January and February. The cities hosting ELC 2019 are: Albany, Atlanta, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco