Texas ATO started out 2016 with the largest fall pledge class in recent history, with 37 new brothers initiated into our fraternity. The fall pledge class bonded over projects such as setting up tailgates and building for our annual Christmas party, "Lake Tauhoe." Texas ATO kicked off the spring semester by hosting rapper Kirko Bangz to our house for our annual "Dirty South" party, where he performed his many hits to a packed house. Texas ATO boasted its largest spring pledge class in history, with 13 new brothers initiated into our fraternity at the end of the spring semester. Texas ATO had the largest and wildest Roundup event on campus, with the chapter putting on a two-day festival at the ATO house featuring Machine Gun Kelly, Foe G4ng, Shwayze, and Wes Walker. Additionally, Texas ATO put on an impromptu SXSW show in our living room featuring live performances by ROZES and Luca Lush.
In addition to this impressive social schedule, Texas ATO served our community by requiring all members to complete 15 hours of community service per semester. Texas ATO partnered with local organizations such as Neighborhood Longhorns and Keep Austin Beautiful to supply much-needed volunteers and organize philanthropic events. With a new executive board starting their term for the next calendar year, we are excited to see what's in store for our chapter in the coming year.