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We Are Phi Delt: Texas Tau


As part of our We Are Phi Delt campaign, we asked chapters to give us an insight into what it’s like to be a Phi on their college campus. We understand that no chapter experience is the same, and therefore we should share the unique aspects of our schools, cities, and brotherhood!

Chapters can complete this form for custom We Are Phi Delt logos and an opportunity to be featured online.

We Are Texas Tau at the University of Texas El Paso

University location: El Paso, Texas

Number of undergraduates on campus: 24,000

Chapter size: 34 members

Year founded: 2006

Number of initiated members: 229

School mascot: Paydirt Pete (Miners)

School colors: Blue and orange

Number of Greek organizations on campus: Eight Greek organizations (five sororities and three fraternities)

Favorite school traditions: Minerpalooza, UTEP’s back-to-school celebration

Favorite chapter traditions: Going out to dinner after chapter meetings

Favorite restaurant near campus: Hope and Anchor

Famous alumni from your chapter: Jay Noller, represented the US Winter Olympics as a member of the bobsled team

Fun fact about your chapter: Everyone in our chapter has different tastes in music, a lot of brothers even play music

Fun fact about your school: Don Haskins “The Bear,” was the head coach of UTEP’s basketball team from 1961-99. Haskins and the team were the subjects in Disney’s Glory Road movie

Fun fact about the city where your school is located: It is built into the mountains which create beautiful landscapes

Top three things a visitor should do:

  1. Go to L&J cafe
  2. Explore the centennial museum
  3. See the Bután temple located on campus