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The following documents can assist with initiating a new chapter and/or conducting chapter activities. To download the documents, select the desired file by clicking on the logo. For Word documents, choose "save document" after clicking on the Word logo and you will be prompted to specify the location you wish to save the file.







Official ATA Manual

Visit this link to see the ATA Official Manual (provided in sections for easy viewing).




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Use this document to send in your initiation report and to order Shingles and ATA Lapel Pins.



A.W. Nolan Memorial Leadership Award


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This award is established in the memory of Dr. Aretas W. Nolan, former Professor and Head of Agricultural Education at the University of Illinois. It was Dr. Nolan and his students who in 1921 conceptualized and started Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA), the National Professional Honorary Agricultural Education Fraternity.

Establishing a new chapter - Details


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This document provides requirements for initiating a new details on establishing a new chapter.

Membership Rituals (script)


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This document includes the complete script for the initiation ceremony.

Constitution & By-laws


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This document is the national constitution & by-laws that can be adapted for local chapters.

Membership Rituals PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint Pres.

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This PowerPoint presentation can substitute the initiation box (directions for this structure in ATA Manual) for new chapters. See the notes view in the PowerPoint document to print a sample script for the sergeant-at-arms to follow during the ceremony.

Order Form and Initiation Report (NEW — Added in June 2016)

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