BETA THETA PI - QUICK FACTS

OVERVIEW

 

  • Initiated Betas: 200,147

  • Living Betas: 137,223

  • Undergraduate membership with pledges: 8,342

  • Chapters/Colonies: 129

  • Scholarships awarded by Beta Theta Pi Foundation: approx. 70 per year

  • Convention: Orlando, Florida (August 6 - 9, 2015)

  • Administrative Office: 5134 Bonham Road, Oxford, Ohio 45056

 

BETA FIRSTS

 

  • First college fraternity founded west of the Allegheny Mountains (August 8, 1839)
  • First and oldest continuously published college fraternity magazine (1872)
  • First college fraternity to publish an open constitution for public distribution (1879)
  • First fraternity in 13 states — more than any other fraternity.
  • First fraternity established on more than 35 campuses — more than any other fraternity
  • First fraternity to establish a chapter west of the Mississippi River (1866)
  • First fraternity to adopt an expansion view
  • First to break into districts for administrative purposes (1873)
  • First fraternity to have general officers (1872)
  • First fraternity to create alumni chapters (1867)
  • First fraternity to have a General Convention and one of few to have annual Conventions
  • First to host an interfraternity event and meeting
  • First to require chapters to keep informed about each other
  • First fraternity to adopt a 2.5 minimum GPA for a chapter (1984)
  • First fraternity to adopt a 2.5 minimum GPA for each member (1997)

 

OTHER FACTS

 

  • The Clemson, Delta Nu Chapter of Beta Theta Pi was founded November 7th 1970
  • Today, there are 908 lifetime members of the Delta Nu chapter
  • The Men of Principle initiative has been internationally recognized for exemplary fraternity educational programming
  • A leader among college fraternities with members listed in Who’s Who in America and Canadian Who’s Who — more than any other fraternity
  • More than 80 Rhodes Scholars — more than any other fraternity
  • More than 197 have been members of the United States Senate and House of  Representatives — more than any other fraternity
  • Twenty-three states have had a Beta as Governor
  • Six Betas have won the Medal of Honor
  • 100 alumni associations in cities throughout the United States and Canada

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