In April 1999, eight Eagle Scouts came together at the University of Dayton and formed Epsilon Tau Pi. There were many social and service organizations on campus and around the area; however, there was no organization that held the ideals of scouting close to heart. These eight men decided that an organization should be formed that would uphold the principles of the Boy Scouts of America and bring together those whom have shown through dedication and hard work that they believe in those values.

Since then, scores of young men have become members of the brotherhood. Brothers come from all parts of the country, including ten states and Puerto Rico. The brotherhood is also diverse academically, with members studying engineering, liberal arts, business, and education. Many are involved with other extra-curricular activities, such as intramural sports, ROTC programs, music performance, and work study.

In spite of these diverse interests and backgrounds, the common thread that draws these men together is the Eagle Scout award itself. The highest rank in Scouting, Eagle Scout is achieved by only four percent of all Boy Scouts. The requirements alone for the Eagle Scout rank demonstrate the leadership, initiative, and resolve required of those that achieve this high honor.

In Epsilon Tau Pi’s short history, the initial chapter at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio has established a National Executive Board and has reached out to a number of universities to assist in the creation of new colonies.