Who Do You Want To Be?
With chapters on campuses across North America, Beta is always looking to meet potential new members who are living its values and worthy of wearing the badge. If you’re looking for a different kind of fraternity experience filled with like-minded men who prioritize mutual assistance, intellectual growth, trust, responsible conduct, and integrity, Beta Theta Pi may be right for you. Our fraternity’s focus on brotherhood, personal growth and creating a sense of home amongst members has led Beta to thrive for over 180 years. We hope you’re interested in helping continue this great legacy and look forward to hearing from you!
Privileges and Responsibilities of Membership
The fraternity is committed to developing men of principle for a principled life. It believes in selecting outstanding young men and making good men better. This is Beta’s pledge to you — that your collegiate experience will better prepare you for your life and career after college — while your pledge to Beta Theta Pi is to be an active and devoted member both during your college years as well as in your many years as an alumnus.
Eight Benefits of Joining a Fraternity Like Beta (and Three Cons, too)
A More Fulfilling College Experience
An Extensive Network
Sense of Belonging
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Beta’s New Member Experience
Beta Theta Pi rejects hazing as a part of fraternity life and instead emphasizes an educational experience that is morally uplifting and intellectually stimulating. The Beta ritual should be the critical ingredient of a distinctive and enduring lifelong experience of brotherhood.
Instruction of new members should include a knowledge of the Fraternity’s history, lore, and laws to prepare them for active membership. Initiation marks the beginning of many years of continued education and emphasis on living Beta’s principles and obligations.
Beta Theta Pi has joined 30 other fraternities and sororities in sponsoring the College Fraternity and Sorority Anti-Hazing Hotline (888.NOT.HAZE). The hotline provides a way for members across North America to report possible hazing incidents. Callers may remain anonymous or provide personal information so that their concerns can be responded to directly. The hotline is housed in the offices of Manley Burke law offices in Cincinnati. Calls are received around the clock on a voice mail system that digitally records the call. The recording is then forwarded to the Administrative Office together with the applicable state hazing law. If you or any new member of your chapter is subjected to hazing, please call the anti-hazing hotline at 800.NOT.HAZE immediately.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Established in 2020, the Fraternity’s Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion counts among its members more than 25 undergraduates, alumni and industry professionals who are committed to ensuring Beta Theta Pi leads the interfraternal world on DEI matters.
The Board of Trustees has charged the commission with weaving its work into the fabric of Beta Theta Pi, initially by drilling down on tactical recommendations related to the language, voices and educational opportunities the Fraternity uses to create a culture of belonging.
Finances and Scholarships
Beta Theta Pi seeks to be transparent with the organization’s membership costs. Each member is expected to pay dues and fulfill their financial commitments to the General Fraternity and their local chapter.
New Member (One Time)
Initiated Member (Annual)
A chapter may assess additional dues to help defray operating costs. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the chapter treasurer on your campus for more information about these fees, which may include (but are not limited to) the following:
Funds various operating costs, such as service events, intramural registration, social activities, etc.
Fee for all members for use of the chapter facility
Fee for members who eat meals at the chapter facility
Rent for members who live in the chapter facility
Each year, the Beta Foundation helps ensure the Beta experience is affordable to all by distributing nearly $500,000 in merit and need-based affordability scholarships. Learn more about financial aid opportunities on the pages below.
Becoming a founding father is a unique experience. You can build a positive fraternity experience from scratch on a new campus and leave a legacy for those who come after you. Rather than adapt to a culture that does not align with your beliefs, you have the freedom and responsibility to help shape the direction of a new chapter on your campus.
“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