|Welcome to the official website for the Phi Kappa Tau, Alpha Eta chapter at the University of Florida. Here you can find information regarding chapter history, current recruitment information and dates, events, photos, and alumni information. Our house is located on the corner of 13th and 2nd. It offers a short walking distance to Swamp and other local Gainesville hangouts. We encourage you to come by and see what our brotherhood is all about.
Phi Kappa Tau was founded in 1906 at Miami University by a group of men who believed that greatness wasn’t exclusively bestowed upon the fraternities already established. In this spirit of collective potential, they formed what would later become known as Phi Kappa Tau. Emerging into its second century of existence, Phi Kappa Tau, also referred to as “Phi Tau,” has chartered more than 170 chapters in almost every state of the union, and has initiated more than 90,000 members. This, the Alpha Eta Chapter at the University of Florida, has long been recognized as being among the most successful of them all.
Our chapter at the University of Florida, historically numbering around 100 men, has a legacy as a leadership institute. Of our Alumni, several have served in the Florida House, as city mayors, and one served as Commandment of the Marine Corps. Additionally, our fraternity prides itself in its tradition of excellence in athletics. We have been members of the Interfraternal Orange League – the top fraternity league – uninterrupted since 1994. Whether a baseball player, soccer fanatic, or just looking for a pick-up game our sports will help you keep your competitive spirit.
During the course of the school year, our executive board plans the social semester to ensure our members enjoy an experience that is not only fun, but productive. Whether it is a small town social or a formal on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, our members ensure experiences of epic proportions. In all of these activities, there is one consistent trait – brotherhood. This is the one defining feature of any group. Through all the activities listed above and so many which remained unsaid, we enjoy the bonds of friendship fostered through the experiences of brotherhood in an exemplary fraternity.