The Alpha Tau Chapter of Beta Theta Pi and the University of Nebraska share a storied tradition dating back to 1888. From our founding to the present, our proud history speaks for itself through high academic achievement and leadership within the University. With more than 2,200 initiates, the Alpha Tau Chapter has influenced the lives of numerous men, cultivating lasting friendships in the process. Many of our best college memories can be traced back to our Beta experience.
While many of our alumni have gone on to successful and distinguished careers in business, engineering, technology, and countless other endeavors, the common bond of our brotherhood remains, along with our shared principles and values. Most of us can trace the roots of our success to one place: 1515 R Street.
Through Beta we not only learned the importance of friendship, knowledge, service, morality, and excellence, but we also acquired valuable assets, which include leadership skills, organizational skills, social skills, teamwork, and character. Oftentimes, these traits have been integral to our personal success and helped make us the men we are today.
The beginning of 1515 R: Our home
All of us have great memories of life at 1515 R Street and the wonderful friendships that were created and which have lasted a lifetime. The young men who have followed us as Beta brothers have carried on the tradition of academic achievement, campus leadership, community service and fun. Key to this continued success of Alpha Tau is recruiting Men of Principle, and most important in recruiting is offering a safe, modern, efficient and comfortable living environment, equal to the best that the competition is providing. This important capital campaign accomplishes these goals, and with your support will ensure the continuing tradition of excellence at Alpha Tau for generations to come.
–David K. Karnes ’68, Honorary Chairman
Our chapter house is clearly the focus of undergraduate life for Alpha Tau. it has been a home away from home for hundreds of young men and a classroom where our brothers have learned brotherhood, tradition, excellence and academics. However, if we wish for Beta to continue its strong presence on the UNL campus, we must ensure that we are providing a safe, modern, and competitive facility. Now is the appropriate time to secure our future.