|Alpha Lambda Tau|
|Founded||October 8, 1916|
|Colors||Old gold and Black|
|Flower||American Beauty Rose|
|Publication||Alpha Lambda Tau (Monthly) The Rose Leaf (Quarterly)|
|Merged into||Tau Kappa Epsilon (1946), and scattered|
Alpha Lambda Tau (ΑΛΤ) was a men's college fraternity founded in 1916 at Oglethorpe University. For its first decade Alpha Lambda Tau permitted expansion only within the southern states. At the start of its fourth decade, in 1946, the national organization of Alpha Lambda Tau dissolved; the majority of its chapters affiliated with Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Alpha Lambda Tau was founded at Oglethorpe University, of Brookhaven, Georgia (a northeastern suburb of Atlanta) on October 8, 1916. The organization at Oglethorpe became Alpha chapter on March 27, 1921. Being of southern origin, it was originally decided that the fraternity would not expand north of the Mason–Dixon line. By 1927, the anti-northern expansion policy was met with disapproval at the fraternity's national convention. The policy was dropped in 1927, and a charter was issued to a new chapter at the University of Illinois.
Alpha Lambda Tau became a Junior member of the NIC in 1928.
In 1946, the national organization of Alpha Lambda Tau dissolved. Five of the eight chapters that were active in 1946 merged with Tau Kappa Epsilon. Several chapters went to other national fraternities.
These were the chapters of Alpha Lambda Tau. Those active at the time of the merger are noted in bold, those inactive are noted in italics. Where chapters affiliated with ΤΚΕ their status is noted as "Merged"; where they joined other fraternities they are listed as "Withdrawn".
|Alpha||Oglethorpe University||Brookhaven, GA||October 8, 1916–1943||Dormant||[a]|
|Beta||Auburn University[b]||Auburn, AL||1922–July 1947||Merged||Became the Beta-Lambda chapter of ΤΚΕ.||[b][c]|
|Gamma||Mercer University||Macon, GA||October 13, 1923–1948||Withdrew||Revived the Eta chapter of ΣΝ.||[d]|
|Delta||Louisiana Tech University||Ruston, LA||May 31, 1925–April 1947||Merged||Became the Beta-Zeta chapter of ΤΚΕ in April 1947.||[e]|
|Epsilon||University of North Carolina||Chapel Hill, NC||1925–1930||Dormant||[f]|
|Zeta||North Carolina State University||Raleigh, NC||January 22, 1925–January 1947||Merged||Became the Beta-Beta chapter of ΤΚΕ in January 1947.|||
|Eta||Samford University[g]||Homewood, AL||April 15, 1926–1940||Dormant||[g][h]|
|Theta||University of Georgia||Athens, GA||1928–1942||Dormant||[i]|
|Iota||Presbyterian College||Clinton, SC||1927–1951||Withdrew||Became the Zeta-Theta chapter of ΣΝ in January 1951.||[j]|
|Kappa||Wofford College||Spartanburg, SC||January 14, 1928–1947||Dormant||[k]|
|Lambda||University of Illinois||Champaign, IL||1928–1932||Dormant||[l]|
|Mu||University of Arkansas||Fayetteville, AR||1928–1936||Dormant||[m]|
|Nu||Lyon College||Batesville, AR||1929–1930||Dormant||[n]|
|Xi||University of Chattanooga||Chattanooga, TN||May 5, 1929–1947||Withdrew||Became the Delta Epsilon chapter of ΠΚΑ in 1947.||[o]|
|Omicron||Transylvania University||Lexington, KY||1929–1941||Withdrew||Became the Beta Mu chapter of ΔΣΦ in 1947.||[p]|
|Pi||University of Alabama||Tuscaloosa, AL||1931–1938||Dormant|||
|Rho||Culver–Stockton College||Canton, MO||1931–1932||Dormant||[q]|
|Sigma||University of Kentucky||Lexington, KY||January 30, 1932–1935||Dormant||[r]|
|Tau||University of Maryland||College Park, MD||December 15, 1934–February 1947||Merged||Became the Beta-Delta chapter of ΤΚΕ in February 1947.||[s]|
|Upsilon||Michigan State||East Lansing, MI||1934–193x ?||Dormant|||
|Phi||Missouri Mines||Rolla, MO||September 1935–1940||Dormant||[t]|
|Chi ?||Western Colorado University||Gunnison, CO||1936–1937||Dormant||[u][v]|
|Psi||Trine University (Tri-State)[w]||Angola, IN||June 7, 1936–March 1947||Merged||Became the Beta-Epsilon chapter of ΤΚΕ.
ΤΚΕ charter revoked.
Later became Theta-Xi chapter of ΚΣ (1966).
Alumni chapters existed as of 1941 in Chicago, Birmingham and Atlanta.