Chapter News

Hall of Fame and Alumni Awards Banquet

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The Board of Governors and the House Corporation hosted a Hall of Fame and Awards banquet at the chapter house on November 2, 2018. It was an enjoyable evening that included the Active Chapter and dates, Alumni and Spouses and special guest Chief Executive Officer of Phi Kappa Tau National, Tim Hudson, Truman ’97. Three brothers were inducted into the National Hall of Fame: John A. Madden, Jr. ’60, James F. “Bud” Thompson, Jr. ’61, and Larry G. Kirk ’68.

Additional awards were presented as follows:

Brotherhood Award – Gary L. Hawkins ’61

Phi Award – William “Bill” Jones ’60

Phi Award – Barry S. Toney ’85

Taylor A. Borradaile Award – Guy Williams ’89

2017 National Phi Kappa Tau House Corporation of the Year – Alpha Chi

2017 Chapter Academic Excellence Award – Alpha Chi


  • Fall 2017 Bid Day

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    We are happy to announce that we received 28 new associate members for the fall of 2017!


  • Φκτober Fright Fest: Haunted Trail

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    We have brought back the Haunted Trail! Presented by Phi Kappa Tau, all proceeds go toward SeriousFun Children’s Network – a non-profit that dedicates itself to ensure that children with serious illnesses live life to the fullest by sending them to summer camps across the world. Tickets are $10 at the door. Join us for a night of fright on October 27th and 28th!

  • Phi Tau Rental House on Fraternity Row

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    On behalf of the House Corporation and the Board of Governors, we are excited to announce that we have executed a 3.5-year lease with the ATO House Corporation at Mississippi State for full use of their house on Fraternity Row. This is a tremendous opportunity for our Active Chapter to continue to grow the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at Mississippi State University while we continue to raise funds towards our own permanent house on campus. Over the next several months, the House Corporation will be preparing the facility for our Active Chapter to relocate to in January 2017.


    Once we’ve complete the renovations and moved the Active Chapter in (January), we welcome our Brothers to stop by and visit the new location. The address of the house is 115 Clyde Q Sheely Circle, Starkville, MS 39762. Enclosed is a photo of the house and map of the location (Red Star identifies new rental house location).


    We want take this opportunity to thank all our Brothers for their hard work and selfless efforts to continue the legacy of the Alpha Chi Chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at Mississippi State.

    -Barry Toney

  • Bid Day Fall 2016

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    Formal Rush has concluded, and Phi Tau is proud to announce that we have accepted 11 great guys to associate membership! Rush Chairmen Cody Sheeks, Dylan Robicheaux, Bryce Givens, and Bo Hargett have done a fantastic job through this process, and as a chapter, we could not be prouder. The next few weeks they will continue to be hard at work finding more men interested in Phi Tau. Bid Day was spent on Brother Dennis Daniel’s land swimming and skeet shooting with the new members. This semester has started strong, and the chapter is excited to tackle Fall 2016 together.

  • Phi Tau of the Week

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    Our Phi Tau of the Week this week is Mr. Cody Sheeks. Cody is a Clinical Exercise Physiology major from Memphis, TN. Along with being our Head Rush Chair, Cody is involved in the MSU Foundation Ambassadors as well as the IFC Conduct Board and is the Sports Coordinator on the Exec Council for the Special Olympics College.


  • Leadership Academy

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    We’re proud to say that Johnnie Vandiver and Rodrick Woods are heading to Eatonton, Georgia, to represent the Mississippi State Phi Tau chapter at Phi Kappa Tau’s Leadership Academy! Leadership Academy is the Fraternity’s premier, individualized leadership-development program for rising Phi Kappa Tau leaders. The four-day program is offered in three sessions of 40-60 students at camps across the country. Johnnie and Rod will create connections with rising Phi Kappa Tau leaders while identifying their own leadership style and learning how to effectively use their core values as leaders.

  • 2016 Fall Rush

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    A new semester is about to begin which only means one thing. Fraternity Rush! This semester Phi Tau is coming in strong with a fantastic Summer Rush hosting events in Memphis, Hattiesburg, and Starkville. You may have seen a few Phi Taus at Freshman Orientation as well! The chapter has extraordinary plans for Rush Week and the Fall semester, and we are all looking forward to meeting all men going through Rush. For the Fall 2016 Recruitment Schedule you can visit, and for information about joining Phi Tau follow us on Twitter @MStatePKT and like us on Facebook.

  • Thank you Brother Jones

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    A huge thank you from the Brothers of the Alpha Chi Chapter goes out to Brother Bill Jones. Brother Jones made a $20,500 donation towards the new house this past week. He has challenged us all to donate and help cement the Alpha Chi Chapter back at Mississippi State University! Thank you Brother Jones.