This video explains how Upsilon Tau is committed to providing a consistent focus on community service in Mid-Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan) Counties New York. Our efforts are deeply rooted in the foundation of our illustrious organization’s four cardinal principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. Each of the principles can be found woven into our social action outreach efforts throughout the community. Programs such as Reading for Wealth, H.O.M.E. program, Adopt-A-Highway, Hudson Valley Food Bank, Health Fairs/Walks/Runs, and Recycled Smiles Initiative to name just a few, each have a rightful place among the community actions that the chapter is extremely proud of. We are also very committed to fundraising for our annual scholarships to HS seniors and for financial awards to HS students with talent in the performing arts. The sustained and effective use of our collective resources is critical to the success of our community, those less fortunate, and our posterity.
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“The Greek Letter Societies among our group appear to have entered upon a period of mad competition for obtaining members. Pledgees are increasing in numbers. Scarcely a student on the college campus but wears a pledge pin or a Frat pin. Are the fraternities forgetting their original high standards? Can it be said that every man who enters college is of Fraternity material? If in any place, Omega has entered this mad race for members, pause and consider.
The value of our Fraternity is not in numbers, but in men, in real brotherhood. Eight men thoroughly immersed in the true Omega spirit are far greater assets than eighty with luke-warm enthusiasm. If any chapter has reached the maximum in numbers for efficient work and brotherly cooperation, let it initiate each year only a number of men equal to those leaving the chapter by way of graduation or otherwise.
Men, real men of Omega calibre, strive for that which is most difficult of attainment. Keep Omega the most difficult Greek letter Society in which to obtain membership and be assured that Omega material will never be found lacking.”
Bro Walter Herbert Mazyck (Alpha Chapter 1913)
The Oracle, 1925