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Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) Fraternity on tombstone of Rev. Luther Smith, Greensboro Cemetery, Hale County, Alabama
Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) Fraternity, Beta Beta Chapter

Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) Fraternity

ATO was founded after the American civil war in 1865 to help heal wounds created by the war and reunite north and south.

The Creed of Alpha Tau Omega To bind men together in a brotherhood based upon eternal and immutable principles, with a bond as strong as right itself and as lasting as humanity; to know no North, no South, no East, no West but to know man as man, to teach that true men the world over should stand together and contend for supremacy of good over evil; to teach, not politics, but morals; to foster, not partisanship, but the recognition of true merit wherever found; to have no narrower limits within which to work together for the elevation of man than the outlines of the world. These were the thoughts and hopes uppermost in the minds of the founders of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. -Otis Allan Glazebrook 1880