Volunteers can turn a good chapter to a great chapter. With that firmly in mind, we wanted to highlight a few volunteers who make a huge difference to their undergraduate brothers!

Patrick Madden, Cornell ’85
Pat has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors (BOG) at the Alpha Tau chapter at Cornell University for the past 14 years. More recently, he has begun providing additional support to the new Boston University colony. Professionally, Pat is an IT security specialist in Boston, MA. Since graduating from Cornell in 1988, Pat has served on the BOG and the Housing Corporation and was instrumental in Alpha Tau’s return to campus in 2001. In 2006, the Alpha Tau chapter won the Roland Maxwell Outstanding Chapter Award which provides another example of Pat’s success as an advisor.

In addition to being the Chairman of the BOG, he provides financial and day-to-day operational advisement to both Cornell and Boston. Pat has tirelessly helped the Resident Council having served as a resource for the chapter president, house manager, treasurer, and vice president of alumni relations. For the Boston colony, he is leading the BOG recruitment effort in addition to helping advise the colony on its operations. He created the Alpha Tau Chapter Fund as a place for holding and spending donations. Nationally, he has been a Leadership Academy facilitator (2005) and an alumni delegate at past National Conventions (2004, 2006).

Karl Freemyer, Rutgers ‘08
Karl has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Epsilon Kappa chapter at Rutgers University for about 4 years now and has been a guiding force for the chapter. During Karl’s tenure, the chapter has applied for Roland Maxwell Outstanding Chapter Award twice and continue to perform well on-campus. He is a conduit between the alumni and undergrads and devotes himself fully to his position on the BOG. After the prior long-standing BOG Chairman stepped down in 2014, Karl was quick to step up to support the chapter. He believes that by stepping into this volunteer role, he has had the opportunity to make the chapter better and enrich the lives of the undergraduates.


Brothers who haven’t volunteered before can make a huge difference by bringing their energy and knowledge back to the undergraduate members to help them do better as a chapter and as men. It is also good to have a different perspective especially from people that haven’t been engrained in the on-goings of a chapter.

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