Brett Fortune ‘17

Brett Fortune ‘17

Major: Nursing
Hometown:Wooster, Ohio

I chose to major in nursing because it is a hands-on major that requires lifelong learning. Plus, the opportunity to make a huge impact in someone's life is exciting and meaningful.

Fraternity Life

Fraternity Life is an over 125 year tradition at the University of Mount Union! Recruitment happens each semester and interested students are encouraged to participate in scheduled recruitment events.

 

ATOAlpha Tau Omega, Alpha Nu Chapter

Alpha Tau Omega began at Virginia Military Institute in 1865 and was established in the aftermath of the Civil War. Alpha Tau Omega was the first fraternity founded upon Judeo-Christian traditions rather than Greek principles. Its purpose was “to start an organization that would help heal the wounds of the Civil War and re-unite a nation.” Since its founding in 1865, more than 196,000 men have taken advantage of the opportunity to experience brotherhood, leadership, and service that is like nothing else. Alpha Tau Omega isn’t something you pledge –it is something you do. Alpha Tau Omega is something you become. What will Alpha Tau Omega help you to become?

Fast Facts about Alpha Tau Omega:

Nicknames

A-T-O

GPA requirement for membership

2.30

Chapter GPA, Spring 2015

2.78

Colors

Royal and Gold

Mount Union Chapter Name

Alpha Nu

Mount Union Chapter Founding

1882

Philanthropy

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

National Founding Date

1865 at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia

 

Phi Kappa TauPhi Kappa Tau, Epsilon Chapter

Phi Kappa Tau was founded on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on March 17, 1906. The four founders founded Phi Kappa Tau as the non-fraternity association to give Miami’s non-fraternity members a voice in campus political affairs. Taking the name Phrenocon, the fraternity became a national organization in 1911, with a second fraternity chapter being opened on the campus of Ohio University. In 1916, when the fraternity took the name Phi Kappa Tau, the Epsilon Chapter was founded here at Mount Union, becoming the fifth oldest chapter of this national fraternity.  In 2014, the fraternity was recognized as a Maxwell Organization, the top chapter of Phi Kappa Tau in the nation.

Fast Facts about Phi Kappa Tau:

Nicknames

P-K-T; Phi Tau

GPA requirement for membership

2.4

Chapter GPA, Spring 2015

3.06

Colors

Harvard Red & Old Gold

Mount Union Chapter Name

Epsilon

Mount Union Chapter Founding

1915

Open Motto

“Men of Character”

Philanthropy

SeriousFun Children’s Network

National Founding Date

1906 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio

 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Ohio Sigma Chapter

SAESigma Alpha Epsilon’s mission is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship and service for its members upon the ideals set forth by their founders, as specifically detailed in their creed, The True Gentleman. Sigma Alpha Epsilon boasts over 8,200 undergraduates as members at 200+ campuses, and is one of the largest social fraternities in the country. Founded at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 1856, Sigma Alpha Epsilon was the first fraternity to establish a national headquarters, leadership school for training its members, and men’s health issues committee.  The Ohio Sigma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the oldest surviving chapter of the fraternity founded north of the Mason-Dixon line following the civil war. Ohio Sigma chapter of SAE has the distinction of being the initiating chapter of President William McKinley.  In 2014, Sigma Alpha Epsilon created new membership guidelines in accordance with the True Gentleman Initiative.  We encourage those interested in joining check out this holistic educational program here.

Fast Facts about Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Nicknames

S-A-E

GPA requirement for membership

2.3

Chapter GPA, Spring 2015

2.74

Colors

Royal Purple & Old Gold

Flower

Violet

Symbol

Diamond; Phoenix

Mount Union Chapter Name

Ohio Sigma

Mount Union Chapter Founding

1885

Open Motto

“Be True.”

Philanthropy

Children’s Miracle Network

National Founding Date

1856 at University of Alabama  in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 

Sigma Nu

Sigma Nu, Beta Iota Chapter

Sigma Nu was founded with the purpose of creating a fraternal organization that was unlike any other; one that had personal honor and integrity of its membership in the highest regard. Those founders’ ideals have become the tradition that no one could possibly imagine – a legacy of honor, unparalleled in scope that continues strong today. Since their founding at the Virginia Military Institute in 1869, Sigma Nu has initiated over 200,000 members in to the Legion of Honor and has established over 250 chapters across North America. The Beta Iota Chapter here at Mount Union was established in 1892 and the men of Beta Iota offer the opportunity to continue these legacies and traditions with its current and future members.

Fast Facts about Sigma Nu:

Nicknames

Sigma Nu

GPA requirement for membership

2.5

Chapter GPA, Spring 2015

2.96

Colors

Black and Gold

Flower

White Rose

Symbol

The Knight; The Serpent

Mount Union Chapter Name

Beta Iota

Mount Union Chapter Founding

1892

Open Motto

“Love, Honor, Truth”

Philanthropy

National Founding Date

Ponery Orphanage in Kursk, Russia

1869 at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia

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