Beta Theta Pi Housing
Beta Theta Pi promotes chapter housing that is safe, attractive, and creates an environment conducive to academic success and fulfillment of the Men of Principle Initiative. The Housing Department provides insurance, education, support and advocacy for house corporations, volunteers and chapters to aid them in creating a sense of home for members.
Elevating Housing Standards
Of Beta’s nearly 10,000 collegiate members, nearly one-third of them live in some form of fraternity housing. Beta Theta Pi strongly believes the physical environment of its homes directly affects chapter culture and the experience of our members and guests.
To enhance all alumni, chapter and house corporation owned properties, the General Fraternity House Corporation aspires for all homes to adopt the following housing standards:
- Safety – Comply with all applicable laws and regulations, institute annual fire and safety inspections, fully implement Substance-Free Housing and install proper safety equipment
- Operational Excellence – Maintain sustainable occupancy rates, develop funds for capital improvements and maintenance expenses, acquire sufficient property insurance, employ an on-site house director and/or property manager, and plan for future expenditures
- Community – Encourage pride and care for the chapter house, create accountability measures, and build close working relationships between the chapter and local house corporation
Featured Chapter Home: Kentucky
In 2018, brothers at the University of Kentucky moved into the “Beta Theta Pi House at Patterson Place” – a brand new, 22,000-square foot, Georgian Revival-style chapter home of their very own. With sleeping space for 40 (and room to grow), a Kentucky-themed library, an expansive media room and too many Beta details to count, it’s a facility that, after seven years of planning saving, is fitting for the award-winning chapter that now calls it home.
Beta Chapter House Locations
Some 100 Beta chapters live in homes owned by local house corporations, the General Fraternity or the college/university. This map highlights those chapters with a shared residence and features important information about each property.
If your chapter house is missing, or if information and/or photos need to be updated, please contact Justin Warren at the Administrative Office.
Featured Chapter Home: Miami
In fall 2018, Betas and guests gathered in Oxford to celebrate the grand reopening of the Alpha chapter house and the conclusion of the $4 million Forever Alpha Campaign. The fully restored, state-of-the-art facility comes complete with a new Alpha Chapter Museum, updated living and kitchen facilities, and the return of both a chapter meal program and a live-in house director.
General Fraternity House Corporation
In 2017, the Fraternity expanded its General Fraternity Officer corps with the creation of the General Fraternity House Corporation to help guide and manage Fraternity housing assets.
- Steve Becker, Florida ’69
- Adam Collins, Wabash ’02
- Daen Ekpa, Loyola Marymount ’10
- Dan Farmer, Cincinnati ’75
- Vince Mikolay, Bethany ’00
- Andrew Zurborg, Arkansas ’15
Cornerstone Insurance Program
Of those Beta properties that are alumni-owned, 56 have now joined the Fraternity’s Cornerstone Insurance Program. As a result, these chapters are putting money back in their pockets through cost-efficient property insurance and receiving resources and support from two full-time Oxford staff members. Contact Associate Director of Housing Colin Close, Minnesota ’13, to learn how your chapter may benefit from membership in Cornerstone.
Beta housing volunteers are not only fundraisers, facility managers and house directors, they are also mentors, coaches, managers and trainers. The Fraternity provides a number of resources and training opportunities to those filling these vital roles.
Follow the link below for important house corporation documents, information related to Cornerstone Insurance, assistance with facility management, tips for finding house directors, capital campaign insights and educational videos.