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The Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity was established in 1865, and the Marietta College chapter was established in 1890, but due to the difficult conditions during the Spanish American War, it was forced to surrender its charter in 1898. The chapter was re-established in 1920 when Alpha Digamma, a historic local fraternity founded in 1859, was granted a charter. The chapter is now known as the Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega.

In the past 15 years, Alpha Tau Omega brothers have collectively raised over $167,000 for Bike MS to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This past year, we raised $12,018 for this worthy cause. Our chapter claims many notable alumni who have made a lasting impact on Marietta College and our country. Edwy Brown, class of 1894, helped establish the petroleum engineering program at Marietta College. Don Drumm, class of 1915, was a Marietta College Athletics legend as a player, coach, and athletic director. Major Andrew Ivan, class of 1967, served in the United States Air Force 13th Tactical Squadron during the Vietnam War.

Grant Howard,

Beta Rho

National Founding:
September 11, 1865
Local Chartering:
June 24, 1890

National Website:

National MS Society/Bike MS

Azure Blue and Old Gold

Core Values:
Leadership, Brotherhood, Scholarship, Character


Being a member of The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity has been such an honor. I have made lifelong friends with guys that I otherwise may never have met throughout my college career. Becoming a member, has allowed me to step outside my comfort zone and explore more aspects of life. It is truly a blessing. Every day, this amazing group of guys push me to be the best that I can be and challenge me in the best ways possible to help me be a better man. I could not imagine going through college and not joining The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
— Anthony D’Egidio ’19

Joining Alpha Tau Omega was one of the most important decisions I have made since coming to Marietta College. Besides making numerous friends, building relationships that will last a lifetime, and creating endless memories, being a member of Alpha Tau Omega has helped me develop personally and professionally. I have been able to take on the ideals of the fraternity and shape myself into a better man than I was when I came in.
— Tyler Walker ’22