Alpha tau omega
Alpha Tau Omega was founded at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia IN 1865.
The Iota Nu chapter of Alpha Tau Omega was originally founded at UCSB in 1991.
Colors: Azure Blue and Old Gold
PRESIDENT: Adam shafer
About the chapter
Number of service hours, spring: 502
Philanthropic Dollars raiseD, annual:
A MESSAGE FROM OUR prESIDENT
Since ATO’s arrival at UCSB in 1991, our chapter has been dedicated to creating the steadfast leaders, selfless friends, and actively engaged citizens that our society needs. We accomplish this by practicing our core values of friendship, respect, compassion, integrity, and a sense of humor on a daily basis, as well as through service to our greater community. Our signature philanthropy event, ATO Rally, is a highly anticipated (and extremely successful) week-long event that raises money for our own organization: Greeks 4 Kids. Started in 2013 by ATO alumni Carl Provenzano and Charles Jones, Greeks 4 Kids is dedicated to helping children in local schools and hospitals that are in desperate need of books, toys, supplies and friendship to remedy both educational and health challenges.
ATO not only offers a unique brotherhood that makes UCSB truly feel like home, but it has surrounded me with some damn smart people. Currently, we have guys majoring in chemical engineering, economics and accounting, philosophy, pre-law, pre-med, and more. We’re active in on-campus organizations like the Tutors and Graders program, Greeks Go Green, and the Investment Advisory Committee. Our recent grads are on a wide range of career paths, working for companies like Lockheed Martin, Oracle, PWC, Ernst & Young, Teachers For America, or pursuing higher education at prestigious universities like Princeton and USC. Across all disciplines and career pursuits, ATO brothers exemplify hard work and ambition.
Overall, Alpha Tau Omega has enhanced my college experience by building me into the leader I am, connecting me with hugely successful and career-driven men, and showing me there is no such thing as a dull weekend for the Taus. RUSH ATO.
-- ADAM SHAFER, JUNIOR ECONOMICS MAJOR