Since their founding in 1921, Alpha Tau Omega has represented the standard of excellence within the Greek community at the University of Oklahoma. Today, 90 years later, Delta Kappa Chapter still makes a difference in the lives of their undergraduate and alumni brothers.
To remain competitive within the Greek community and ensure the same opportunities are available to future brothers, Delta Kappa alumni leadership assessed the chapter’s future housing needs. Many other fraternities on campus have completed renovations or have ongoing plans for future housing initiatives. It was time for Delta Kappa to position themselves as leaders and provide a modern facility that will accommodate growth and attract the best and brightest young men at OU.
Finding a location for Greek life at OU is a difficult task. When a lot in the desirable South Greek location became available, alumni sparked into action and assessed the opportunity to relocate in the heart of the Greek housing area. After extensive consideration, the Housing Corporation determined it was in the chapter’s best interest to pursue this opportunity. Campaign Chairman Mel Clark, M.D. ’70 added, “The undergraduates have accomplished so much in so little time—winning the third True Merit award in our history, growing from a colony with a handful of members to a chapter comprised of 125 active brothers, and receiving superior achievement recognition at the spring 2011 OU President’s Trophy banquet. The chapter’s outstanding accomplishments in recent years were a major factor in moving forward to secure housing.”
The Building for the Future, A Lifetime of Brotherhood: The Campaign for Delta Kappa was announced this past fall and to date, commitments from loyal Taus is more than $1.8 million. This support solidifies the lifelong importance of their experience as AT&s at the University of Oklahoma.