Founded in 1902, Phi Alpha Tau is the nation’s oldest professional communicative arts fraternity. We are based out of Emerson College in downtown Boston, and our brothers are among the brightest students within the School of the Arts and the School of Communications. Tau is not a residential fraternity, though we view our bond of brotherhood as a lifelong commitment. We encourage you to learn more about us through this website.
The brothers of Phi Alpha Tau volunteered on March 15th to once again help out at the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race in South Boston, hosted by the South Boston Boy’s and Girl’s Club. The race, which occurs each year before the official St. Patrick’s Day parade, is run by hundreds of Bostonians, and all of the proceeds go towards the Boy’s and Girl’s Club. For the second year in a row, Tau brothers helped to secure the race route and direct runners, along with providing lots of encouragement.
This past Saturday, a few brothers of Phi Alpha Tau went to the Woods-Mullen Shelter located on Massachusetts Avenue where they helped prepare, set up, and serve lunch to the clients. The volunteers at this shelter were extremely kind and grateful for the help. For the brothers, this was a great opportunity to give back to a community they care so much about. Overall, this was an extremely positive, rewarding, and eye opening experiences and Phi Alpha Tau hopes to build and continue the relationship with the Woods-Mullen Shelter throughout the .
Each summer, Phi Alpha Tau sponsors and facilitates a college intensive put on by the Boston Arts Academy. This year, an average of 40 Juniors and Seniors from the BAA came to Emerson during August 20th-22nd and spent time with brothers of Phi Alpha Tau, alumni from the BAA, as well as faculty from both Emerson and Boston Arts Academy. As sponsors of this intensive, brothers booked classrooms and labs for the students to use, catered lunch each day, and gave a campus tour. But other than that, brothers who volunteered had the opportunity to s.
On April 12th, a group of brothers went to Boomerangs clothing store to help sort, hang, and tag clothes. Boomerangs is owned by AIDs Action Committee of Massachusetts and all the proceeds from Boomerangs supports AIDS Action’s work to help those affected, assist in preventing new infections, and tackle the root causes of HIV/AIDS. They have four locations in the greater Boston area, and we went to the location in West Roxbury, where the clothes get distributed to all their locations. One of the store’s supervisors, Liz, was coincidentally .
One of our brothers, Geoffrey Golden, has expanded his humor magazine! The Devastator Quarterly has become the Devastator Press; with its signature brand of “geeky parody and satire,” this alum’s project started on Kickstarter and has grown and grown. Follow the link below to see their expansion into a true publishing power-house, then browse the rest of the site! http://thedevastator.tumblr.com/post/82306967679/big-announcement
On March 30th, several brothers of Phi Alpha Tau volunteered their time at the Haley House in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. A bakery/cafe which provides fresh, organic, and healthy food to the Roxbury neighborhood, the Haley House also provides baked goods for other events and businesses around the Boston area. Haley House’s kitchen is primarily run by volunteers from around Boston. .
On Sunday, March 16, 2014, a cavalry of police shut down roads and blocked intersections with orange cones and motorcycles. Brothers of Phi Alpha Tau helped direct foot and car traffic with their fellow men in blue. We volunteered with the South Boston Boys and Girls Club for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Road Race. Getting to Southie for the 11 a.m. race made for an early Sunday—we met on campus at 8 a.m.—, but it was a coffee-soaked morning well worth waking up for. .