The December 2017 issue of the Laurel is now online!

Live Intentionally

Brothers, young and old, need to live intentionally in three ways: be optimistic, be hard working, and be abnormal. National President Mike Dovilla, Baldwin Wallace ’94, encouraged brothers to challenge the status quo and live intentionally in these three ways. (Click here to read the online article.)

The Uncomfortable Truth

In his role as president and CEO of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, Judson Horras, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, addresses our existential question, “How do we fix Penn State’s fraternity culture?”

Have the Difficult Conversations

CEO Tim Hudson, Truman State ’97, shares an update about the Fraternity’s Men of Character Programs, and outlines his expectation that all members—undergraduates and alumni alike—have difficult conversations about setting expectations for their brothers and holding each other accountable. (Click here to read the online article.)

Shifting the Paradigm

Phi Kappa Tau announced a new strategic partnership with EverFi Inc. to offer online education through GreekLifeEdu. COO Travis Robinson, Eastern Kentucky ‘96, explains and offers his perspective on how this partnership will change the landscape of Phi Kappa Tau. (Click here to read the online article.)

Brotherhood, Fellowship and Fraternity

Discovered in the Phi Kappa Tau archives: An article by Jack L. Anson, Colgate ’47, which first appeared in the December 1965 issue of the Laurel, proves strikingly relevant to current times. (Click here to read the online article.)

The Call to Action Starts Now

The grand history of Phi Kappa Tau is filled with stories of men taking action, pursing excellence and not conforming to the status quo. That calling is in our DNA. It is who we are. (Click here to read the online article.)

Undergraduate of Distinction

During the 2017 Brotherhood Banquet, Aaron Vance, Louisville ’14, received the prestigious William H. Shideler Award. He exemplifies a man of character who developed into a true man of distinction throughout his time at the Beta Beta Chapter. (Click here to read the online article.)

Alumnus of Distinction

Dick Michael, Michigan Tech ’70, will retire as chairman of the Foundation Board on December 31. Through his keen leadership, friendly demeanor and professional focus, the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation is bigger, stronger and more productive than ever before in its history. (Click here to read the online article.)

And the Winner Is…

During the 2017 Conclave, Phi Kappa Tau recognized chapters, brothers and volunteers with a set of prestigious awards.

Foundation Annual Report

The Phi Kappa Tau Foundation is proud to present its annual report for fiscal year 2017 and recognize those loyal donors who made a financial commitment to develop men of character into men of distinction.