About Nu Chapter
Tau Epsilon Phi was founded at Columbia University in 1910 as a fraternity for Jewish men. Shortly thereafter, in 1919, the Nu Chapter of TEP was founded at UGA. With a thriving brotherhood of over 85 members, the Nu Chapter has continually exemplified the principles of brotherhood, service, scholarship, and leadership. In 1997, the Nu Chapter received the Lois Lebenthal Award for the most outstanding TEP chapter in the nation.
Since its inception, TEP has excelled in all aspects of campus life. TEP consistently ranks among the top fraternities for the highest GPA on campus, with a high percentage of Honors students. TEP is heavily involved in campus leadership roles, with a strong presence in Student Government Association, UGA HEROs, UGA Miracle, Relay For Life, Dawgs for Israel, Students Supporting Israel, UGA’s American Isarel Public Affairs Committee (UGAIPAC), and the Guide Dog Foundation.
Brothers take it upon themselves to do their part to help the community, and the Brotherhood provides unanimous support. A group of TEP Brothers founded The Backpack Project, assembling backpacks full of clothes, food, and toiletries to homeless in Athens and Atlanta. TEP is also very involved in Food2Kids, helping provide non-perishables to food-insecure children in Athens-Clarke County.
The TEP House is currently home to Panini, our "House Dog." Panini is being raised and trained to be a guide dog by a brother who is involved in UGA's Guide Dog Foundation. TEP hosts a Battle of the Bands annually to benefit Whatever it Takes, a local non-profit supporting primary education in Athens. TEP also excels athletically and participates in all intramural sports. Nu Chapter enjoys a full social calendar, beginning with tailgates in the fall for every home football game, our winter formal which is annually held in New Orleans, band parties throughout the year, date nights, "Pharm Party," and our spring classic, "Shipwreck." Shipwreck was named "best fraternity party" at Georgia by Sports Illustrated in 2007. TEP also has several socials and date nights each semester.