Alpha Tau Omega Position 0n Equality
“To know no North, no South, no East, no West, but to know man as man” is an aspirational phrase within the Creed of Alpha Tau Omega. The Creed, which can be recited by virtually every member of the Fraternity, sets an expectation for what ATOs honor, including the uniqueness and value of every Brother.
Alpha Tau Omega strongly encourages and coaches chapters to engage and recruit men outside of traditional means of recruiting including campus “formal” rush. ATO believes that by doing so our chapters are more likely to reach a diverse group of men with strong character who may not be aware, cannot afford or do not know how to engage their campus formal recruitment construct.
ATO unapologetically believes in the experience Fraternity membership produces as a single sex organization.
The Fraternity believes its Christian heritage promotes strong relationships by reinforcing basic building blocks of truth, trust, love and sincere communication between one another. ATO Brotherhood embraces men of strong character without regard to faith, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background. Brothers are expected to reach out to men who they believe will endeavor to uphold the eternal and immutable values as expressed in the Creed of Alpha Tau Omega.
The Creed of Alpha Tau Omega
“To bind men together in a Brotherhood based upon eternal and immutable principles, with a bod as strong as right itself and as lasting as humanity; to know no North, no South, no East, no West, but to know man as man, to teach that true men the world over should stand together and contend for the supremacy of good over evil; to teach, not politics, but morals; to foster, not partisanship, but the recognition of true merit wherever found; to have no narrower limits within which to work together for the elevation of man than the outlines of the world: these were the thoughts and hopes uppermost in the minds of the Founders of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.”
Otis Allan Glazebrook – 1880