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General Convention

Developing Men of Principle for a Principled Life

About the General Convention

One of the Fraternity’s most cherished traditions, the General Convention is nearly as old as Beta Theta Pi itself and serves five purposes:

Relationship Cultivation

Business of the Fraternity



Recognition & Celebration

Make the Pilgrimage Home

Beta is coming home for its annual reunion! Join Beta brothers, Sweethearts and guests at the 185th General Convention on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Home of the Miami Triad — Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi — and the Alpha chapters of the Delta Zeta and Phi Kappa Tau, Miami is affectionately known as the Mother of Fraternities.

Visit iconic Beta heritage sites across campus, from the Beta Campanile to the Hall of Chapters to the Alpha Chapter house. Take a trip to the grave site of Founder John Reily Knox up the road in Greenville, Ohio. Stand near the spot where the founders changed the course of history some 185 years ago. In conjunction with the 25th anniversary year of the Institute for Men of Principle, mark July 25–28, 2024 on your calendar to join attendees from across Beta’s Broad Domain at the 185th anniversary celebration in Oxford.

As the saying goes, “There’s nothing quite like a Beta Convention.”

Essential Information

Beta Brothers, Sweethearts, Friends and Guests

Miami University
Oxford, Ohio

Additional information on room rates and reservation will be posted in early 2024.

July 25-28, 2024

An overview schedule will be published in early 2024.

Registration opens April 1, 2024.

Voting delegates (chapter presidents and alumni association leaders) and General Fraternity Officers must register by May 26, 2024. All other General Convention attendees must register by June 30, 2024.

Registration fees were shared with collegiate chapters at Chapter Presidents Leadership Academy and Keystone Regional Leadership Conferences. A complete list of fees will be provided when registration opens on April 1.

With questions about the 185th General Convention, please contact the Administrative Office at 800.800.BETA or

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Hearts Aglow in Dallas

For only the second time ever, Beta Theta Pi hosted its annual reunion in Dallas! Beta Spirit flowed through the Metroplex during the 184th General Convention in August 2023. From the hotel in Dallas to Globe Life Field in Arlington, it was a joyful reunion as more than 900 Betas and friends gathered once again in the name of brotherhood.

There, legislative delegates granted charters to Beta’s two newest chapters, Zeta Beta at South Florida and Theta Theta at Embry-Riddle; the Francis W. Shepardson Award was bestowed upon Bob Schnese, Wisconsin ’83; businessman and philanthropist Bill Koch, MIT ’62, accepted the Oxford Cup as well as on behalf of his twin brother, David Koch ’62; 13 chapters received the coveted John Reily Knox Award; and more.

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