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Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

Developing Men of Principle for a Principled Life

Mutual Assistance | Intellectual Growth | Trust | Responsible Conduct | Integrity

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A Fraternal Experience Grounded in Principled Brotherhood

Founded August 8, 1839, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Beta Theta Pi is home to nearly 140,000 living alumni and more than 9,000 undergraduates on 141 campuses across the United States and Canada. Best known for its award-winning Men of Principle Initiative, Beta aims to foster an enjoyable fraternal experience centered on brotherhood, personal growth, and creating a sense of home among its members.

Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Spotlight

“The first mark of a Beta will be his Beta spirit.” – Willis O. Robb, Ohio Wesleyan 1879

Eight Benefits of Joining a Fraternity Like Beta (and Three Cons, too)

Beta Theta Pi Foundation Awards Nearly $400,000 in Scholarships

Each year, the Men of Principle Scholarship Program helps individual chapters recognize unaffiliated (non-member) male students who are devoted to the Fraternity’s core values of mutual assistance, intellectual growth, trust, integrity, and responsible conduct – with no obligation to join. Additionally, the Beta Foundation funds need-based relief scholarships to assist members facing financial hardship and ensure the fraternity experience is financially viable for all. Finally, roughly 100 tuition-based merit scholarships are awarded to Betas (undergraduate and graduate) or their sons and daughters each year.
Men of Principle Scholarship GrantsNeed-Based ScholarshipsMerit Scholarships

"Beta has given me a group of men who I can call my brothers and have no trouble confiding in or having fun with. Being a transfer student, I thought it would be tough to find a good group of people I identified with, but as soon as I found Beta, I found a group of people who gave me a home."

Bryan Golombik, Colorado ’21

"I am proud to be a Beta because I believe the legacy I have left and the brotherhood I have created are not bound to now but will be with my brothers and me throughout and even after my lifetime. Beta was a place I could call home when I felt like I was far away from home because I had found a group of brothers who excelled in pursuing their life goals, being leaders, playing an active role in their community, bettering themselves every day, and having a great time while doing it."

Rajay Dockery, South Florida ’21

“There are many stigmas surrounding Greek life on college campuses, but I am part of a group of individuals that follows and lives the values of the organization and helps break barriers for all. Being in Beta allows me to commit to serving a purpose much greater than myself. I am always proud to wear the letters, as a symbol of everything that Beta represents.”

Jairo Becerra, Oregon ’23

“I am proud to be a Beta because we exist with purpose. As Betas, we add meaningful action to our values and vision. When I helped found Beta at James Madison, I wanted to change Greek life and create a new space. Before fall 2018, there was no space at JMU for men to find brotherhood grounded in authenticity. A space where men are built rather than taken down, where brothers find fraternity invulnerability rather than hazing, where grades are held high, and values held close. I’m proud to be a Beta because the brotherhood I helped create was the home many men at JMU finally found that they identified with...”

John Maiorana, James Madison ’21

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Beta Theta Pi At-A-Glance

141
Chapter & Colonies
59
Average Chapter Size
8,277
Undergraduates
140,326
Living Alumni
219,080
Lifetime Members
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