Phi Kappa Theta strives to provide a full college social experience. During the fall, we take two weekend getaways for Labor Day and Fall Break, traveling to nearby areas like the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Lanier, or rural Georgia. We also schedule numerous date nights, sorority mixers, and our annual semi-formal. We also pride ourselves on our consistently full parties. To kick off the fall semester, we host a party and rent a 30-foot tall water slide for the front yard for anyone to slide down. Halloween brings Nightmare on Fowler St, our annual Halloween Party. The fall is also an opportunity to continue building our tight-knit brotherhood through smaller but equally important through events like paintball and sport outings and participation in Homecoming Wek events.
Spring brings many equally fun events for the brothers, starting with Spring Break. Each year, we travel to a tropical location like Hilton Head, PCB, Daytona, or Jacksonville. After Spring Break, we begin preparing for Partygeddon, our biggest event of the year. This year, Partygeddon will feature —–
At the Gamma Tau chapter, we strive to give back to the Georgia Tech and broader Atlanta communities. Philanthropy is a great opportunity to make an impact in these local communities, and it’s also a great way to bring the brotherhood closer together. Below is a description of our official philanthropy, for which we aim to raise a certain amount on an annual basis.
Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners, including Phi Kappa Theta, and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
For the Kids
GT FTK raises money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. The fundraising efforts directly benefit the Heart Center at Children’s, going towards things like new equipment or research. We work with FTK on a regular basis, hosting a Car Smash on our front lawn where people can pay to destroy a old car that’s donated using tools we provide such as pickaxes, hammers, etc.
We strive to make the Gamma Tau Chapter one that enhances our brothers’ education. Brothers pursue degrees in a wide variety of majors from biomedical engineering to business and applied physics to computer science. At the end of the day, we’re all here to get a degree from Georgia Tech, and we want each individual to achieve that in the manner that’s easiest and best suited to them.
Many of our brothers excel professionally with our support and alumni network. One of our proudest elements is our involvement with the future of space – we have a brother working in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory along with a few guys at SpaceX. Our guys have been in the command center for many of the SpaceX launches such as the Crew-3 and Dragon launches along with working on rocket retrieval and outfitting.