Founded in 1902, Phi Alpha Tau is the nation’s oldest professional communicative arts fraternity. As an organization, we pride ourselves on fostering a professional and personal relationship with the college and with each other, while also furthering the arts within our respective fields. The academic pursuits of the current active membership range from radio, film and television to writing, politics, marketing, theatre, and comedy. Each year, the brotherhood looks to honor an individual who has exemplified leadership and great success in the Boston area with the David Brudnoy Memorial Award, as well as another individual who has shown the same drive nationally with the Joseph E. Connor Memorial Award. Recipients, and honorary brothers, include Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor of Boston Thomas M. Menino, and actors Alvin Epstein and Frank Oz.