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Alpha Tau Gamma became a reality on January 19, 1919 in the entomology building. The group prospered and in 1930 they began renting 375 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA as their Chapter House.


ATG Chapter House, 375 North Pleasant Street circa 1940.

375 North Pleasant Street circa 2007.  The active chapter for over 60 years before 118 Sunset Ave.


By 1939 the ATG alumni voted to form a Massachusetts non profit corporation.  In 1940 ATG bought the property at 375 No. Pleasant St. During World War II the US Army ran college campuses. All male students lived in campus dorms as military barracks from 1943 to 1945. ATG Brothers had to vacate 375 North Pleasant Street. The women from the dorms were spread out into the vacant fraternity houses including 375 North Pleasant Street.  In 1969 the ATG alumni wanting more financial security voted to acquire more properties on North Pleasant St. ATG continued acquiring properties on North Pleasant Street and by 1989 a sixth house was purchased.  These income properties were leased to other Umass fraternities.


The founding members of Alpha Tau Gamma January 19, 1919.


In 2003 our present active chapter house at 118 Sunset Ave was purchased. This large house on a 2 acre property houses 18 active members. The large back yard has a fire pit and provides ample space for Sorority Socials, Homecoming Gatherings, Senior BBQ’s, football, frisbee, and so much more.   
The chapter house also has 17 parking spaces.


118 Sunset Ave, the current ATG since 2003.


On June 27, 2007, five North Pleasant St. properties were sold to UMass for $2,500,000. ATG donated $500,001 to help endow the position of the Director of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.


August 17, 2007 ATG ceremonial event donating $500,001 to support the endowment of the position of Director of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.


ATG is the academic, service and social fraternity of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and the College of Natural Sciences. The organization has been a vibrant member of the University since 1919.  For over 100 years ATG prides itself as being an integral part of the University and local community.


1921 ATG members from the Shorthorn yearbook




1921 ATG Officers from the Shorthorn yearbook


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