Recent News and Updates
Tau Phi Updates/News
April 13, 2018
-The treehouse hosted our annual Spring BOD meeting. Brother Gavin Collins has stepped up to assist with summer golf outing and Sam Durant was nominated and elected to become the BODs new Tau.
-Alumni and friends enjoyed a tailgate outside of beaver stadium thanks to brother Robert Haldeman, who made a significant contribution for the event.
March 11, 2019
Significant capital improvements have taken place this semester!
-After several trips to the house, Breon has completed installation (pending safety inspection).
-After nearly 30 years, the Hobart has succumbed to old age, and has been replaced by a brand new Hobart!
February 14, 2019
Tau Phi Delta recruitment efforts rendered 13 total bids being distributed, four of which were accepted by the following:
Matt Bellia, Dan Smith, Owen Neff and Luke Talley
Recruitment will continue as the chapter has been granted rolling recruitment for the Spring of 2019.
January 25, 2020
The active brothers, alumni, as well as the Board of Directors met in the chapter house on Saturday morning to discuss the budget, state of the house, and various other future topics. The meeting provided great feedback and advice for the active brothers, in addition to the alumni. Moe's catered the lunch for the day and various projects around the house soon took place as soon as everything was concluded. Some of these projects included new light fixtures in areas of the chapter room, new curtain rods in the dining room, and removal of un-needed furniture from the first floor.
April 24, 2020
The new school year has begun, an unprecedented one to be quite honest. With the conversion to online classes of the spring 2020 semester, we had to stop the pledging process and continue it in the fall 2020 semester. Between semesters and through summer we retained 11 pledges and they haven't missed a beat. Everything has turned online in terms of fraternity involvement such as zone days, rush, and structured recruitment. The whole brotherhood is making an amazing effort to adapt to this new style of getting things done. We hope to see a decent amount of potential new members this coming semester. For more news on this subject please feel free to contact either Matt Bellia or Aaron Sweger.
September 13, 2020
Work party! The active brother's along with Brother Martin McGann's help got busy outside doing many much needed tasks around the house. A dumpster was rented and placed in the woodshed area the outside area around the house was cleaned and organized in an effort to improve the appearance of the house. The wood shed and skinning shed were organized and cleaned of all items we had no need for. The basement area of the house along with the boiler room was also targeted for a cleaning as well, throwing away old doors, paint, and other various items.
October 13, 2018
2018 Fall Homecoming –The Fraternity’s BOD and Foundation’s BOT morning meeting will be followed by a possible tailgate, Homecoming Football Game against the Michigan State Spartans, and post-game festivities at the House. Meeting and kick-off times are to be determined. More details when available will be online and in the fall 2018 issue of The Taproot alumni newsletter.
June 16, 2018
Annual Jim Evans Memorial Golf Tournament – Tee time is 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. Scholarship fund-raiser will be held again at Skytop Mountain Golf Course in Port Matilda, PA. For registration form and team details time, contact Jason Shuey: email email@example.com.
May 17, 2018
Golf Tournament Information has been uploaded. The Reunion was a success; please send any reunion photos to Br. Rinehart to be placed on the Website!
April 27, 2018
Flight 93 National Memorial Park Tree Planting – This annual gathering of ΤΦΔ alums, actives, and friends will be planting trees as part of the National Park Service’s reforestation at the 9-11 crash site, near Shanksville, PA. Contact Dave O’Barto call/text (412)310-3291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 21, 2018
Spring Homecoming/80’s Decade Reunion – The same day as the annual Blue White Football Game (3 p.m.) and Fraternity’s BOD and Foundation’s BOT meeting (9 a.m.) followed by a daylong gathering. Events include catered BBQ lunch and dinner, silent auction, trivia contest, raffles, fraternal sales items, group photos, and more. You can also expect good food, adult beverages, fun with friends (and their family), and more importantly, an opportunity to meet up with those Brothers and Little Sisters from years gone by. More details, registration form, and survey online at: www.tauphidelta.org.
April 10, 2018
Spring Newsletter added
October 7, 2017
Fall 2017 Taproot added!
July 7, 2017
1980's Reunion rescheduled again!
80's Reunion has been Rescheduled AGAIN!! - Due to the University sanctions imposed on ALL fraternities, we are rescheduling the reunion to the Spring Blue/White game weekend, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Hopefully the sanctions will be lifted, or at least more defined.
HOWEVER !!!! Join us for a Treehouse 80's Alumni Tailgate at the Indiana game,Saturday, September 30, 2017!!! More information to come about the tailgate itself!!!
We do have the opportunity to purchase a block of tickets, so if you want to order tickets thru us, you MUST let us know by MIDNIGHT, JULY 9TH!! Otherwise, you'll need to get tickets on your own!!!! Contact us on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/233224410420823/permalink/297828617293735/?notif_t=like¬if_id=1499391343062879
You can park at the house, but NO open alcohol at the house - NO Social event allowed at the house.
Febrauary 6, 2017
February 2, 2017
-Info regarding Spring Homecoming added to the web
-1980's Spring Reunion announced click here
September 28, 2016
-New Jobs posted
September 15, 2016
-New Jobs have been posted
-Updated Taproot now available
May 31, 2016
- New Jobs have been updated
- A handful of brothers and alumni gathered on Penn's Creek this past weekend to chase the eastern Green Drake hatch.
May 5, 2016
-The Spring Reuion was a great hit last month with a strong Alumni turnout. Please send your photos in and we will get them posted on the web site.
-New information regarding this summer's Gold tournament has been posted and can be found here.
March 28, 2016
-Spring 2016 Newsletter is live
-New jobs posted
-Reunion attendance updated
March 21, 2016
Attention Tau Phi Delta Brothers--
For the fourth consecutive year Tau Phi Delta is again seeking volunteers to help plant trees at the Flight 93 National Memorial Park in Shanksville, Somerset County PA on Friday, May 13, 2016. To register for the event please visit It is very important that you name "Tau Phi Delta" as the participating organization when asked. Any questions please contact Br. Dave O'Barto. or(412)310-3291.
March 7, 2016
The annual Friends of Flight 93 National Park tree planting for Tau Phi Delta will be held on May 13th with more information on the events to come.
-Updated attendance for the spring reunion is available
-Information on the 2016 Jim Evans Memorial Golf Tournament has been posted.
-New Job Opportunites available
February 15, 2016
Updated attendee list for spring reunion. Job board updates
The actives had another successful Valentines formal this past Saturday.
January 31, 2016
Please take a look and send any potential job cadidates to our job board. There are lots of opportunities available right now!
New info has been posted regarding the spring reunion.
January 27, 2016
A write-up on the wheeling sportsman hunt has been added here
January 24, 2016
New Jobs have been posted on the job board. Please take a look and send potential candidates to this section of the site.
Please take a look at the Reunion tab under the Alumni page for info on the upcoming spring reunion
2015 Bear Drive Photos are live under the bear drives tab
2015-16 hunting season brag board photos are live under the happenings tab (send your photos of Tau Phi's getting it done in the field to Br. Rinehart)
September 26, 2015
The 2015 Fall Taproot is now live online under the Alumni tab.
REMINDER: Homecoming is coming fast; the schedule for the days events is as follows...
October 10, 2015
9:00am - BOD Meeting
11:00 am - Light Lunch
Noon - PSU kickoff vs. Indiana
After game - Hog Roast at Tau Phi Delta
$25 per person; $45 per couple for lunch and dinner
Also be sure to check out our job board online. New jobs are being posted every month and if you have a posting to be put on the board, please contact Br. Rinehart. This is a great way to use our brotherhood to further our careers!
April 30th, 2015
We are in the process of getting all house composites scanned and posted on the web for all to revisit. I'd also like to extend the invitation to all alumni for photos during their time at the house. It would be great to get a running scrapbook going for all eras of Tau Phi Delta History. Thank you all and happy Turkey Hunting!
April 16th, 2015
Updates have been added along with a sign up form for the 2015 Jim Evans Memorial Golf Tournament under the Happenings tab
March 27th, 2015
The Spring 2015 newsletter has been posted to the newsletter section under the Alumni tab above! See everyone in a few weeks!