Alpha Tau delta (ATD)
What is ATD?
Alpha Tau Delta is a national professional fraternity for nursing students. The Theta Chapter was chartered at the Duquesne University campus in 1938. Eligibility is limited to full-time students who have completed a minimum of one semester in the School of Nursing with a cumulative quality point average of 2.5.
Why should I join ATD?
There are many advantages to joining ATD. Alpha Tau Delta promotes higher professional education standards for those in the nursing. Members participate in community projects that strengthen the nursing profession as well as foster the sense of leadership among student nurses. Alpha Tau Delta gives nursing students the opportunity to form close bonds of friendship, fellowship, mutual helpfulness and understanding.
How can I join ATD?
Alpha Tau Delta accepts pledge classes during the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Signs for informal rush parties will be posted at these times. For more information about ATD, check the bulletin board in the Student Lounge (548 Fisher Hall). Before pledging begins, each perspective member must write an essay and be interviewed by board members. Pledging is a 6 week process which includes team games and bonding exercises leading up to initiation.
What does ATD do?
ATD is a professional fraternity that is based heavily in service. Members are required to complete at least three service projects per semester including movie nights at St. Justin’s Senior high rise on Mount Washington, canned food drives, NICU blanket making, walks for a cause, and Lenten fish fries. In addition to service, members are also required to complete one fundraising and one social activity including clothing, magnets, chocolates, dinners and spring formal.