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Old 08-26-2013, 01:50 PM
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Gamma Tau Fraternity @ Howard University

In an old Baird's Manual I ran across this fraternity which was founded on March 16, 1934, at Howard. Three additional chapters were installed shortly thereafter at Virginia State, North Carolina A. & T and Virginia Union. Does anyone know anything about Gamma Tau? I am assuming that it became extinct sometime before Woarld War II.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:58 PM
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oldu! I still owe you my APO chapter's anniversary journal. I am terrible and I apologize. I am going to look up Gamma Tau in the book Black Greek 101 and post what I find.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:05 PM
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Black Greek 101, Page 44, second full paragraph:

"By 1934, fraternity pledging and sorority pledging were challenged much like freshman hazing, and for the same reasons--the process was violent and abusive.... During that year a group of former pledges from the various fraternities formed Gamma Tau Fraternity at Howard. it developed an alternative to Hell Week that included a week of lectures and informal discussions, but there is little evidence that Gamma Tau had any lasting impact on Greek life at Howard or elsewhere."

Page 47 mentions that Gamma Tau existed at Hampton Institute (now University) also.

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Old 08-26-2013, 02:05 PM
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Oddly enough one of the first hits I got was from an old thread on greekchat. Gives a little more infomration than in your post, but you may have it already.
http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/showthread.php?t=485
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:10 PM
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Gets mentioned with no more information than the founding date in "African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision", "Brothers and Sisters: Diversity in College Fraternities and Sororities" and "Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present:"...
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