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Fraternities have been an important part of the University of Texas at Austin since the University's founding in 1883. Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta and Sigma Chi are amongst the earliest chartered, establishing chapters in 1884-86. Since that time, fraternity growth has flourished at UT, numbering 26 IFC fraternities today. Fraternal life values academic achievement, community service and  promotes a spirit of pride and loyalty. Fraternities seek to enrich the lives of  undergraduate members by providing unlimited academic, leadership, athletic and social opportunities within each fraternity's unique bonds of brotherhood. The fraternal experience is intended to develop men of integrity, intellect and high moral character.

Following the undergraduate fraternity experience at UT, fraternity alumni go on to excel in industry, medicine, law, academia, and the arts. Amongst notable UT Austin fraternity alumni are renowned business leader Red McCombs, a member of Alpha Tau Omega. Legendary Dallas Cowboys head coach, the late Tom Landry, was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the UT Longhorn football team. Actor Matthew McConaughey and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, both recipients of the Texas-Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award, are alumni of Delta Tau Delta. Spirits entrepreneur Bert "Tito" Beveridge was Kappa Sigma's 2017 Man of the Year.


FACT is pleased that 21 of UT Austin’s 26 fraternities participate in the voluntary membership FACT coalition. FACT membership is open to appointed representatives of a fraternity alumni board or house corporation in good standing with their respective (inter)national fraternity and our host institution, the University of Texas at Austin.

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