Welcome to the Alumni Association

The South Bay/Long Beach Beta Alumni Association is open to all alumni of Beta Theta Pi from all schools that have, or have had, Beta Theta Pi Chapters. The Alumni Association meets regularly approximately three times per year, and attends or hosts special functions. Alumni associations like the South Bay/Long Beach Beta Alumni Association are a great way to experience the depth of Beta Brotherhood beyond college. The Association enjoys members of all ages. All Betas Wecome!

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The Wooden Institute

The award-winning John and Nellie Wooden Institute for Men of Principle is an incredible opportunity for initiated Betas that focuses on the ritual of Beta Theta Pi and becoming a better leader. The Wooden Institute allows Betas to interact with brothers and Friends of Beta from across North America. Participants share ideas, dissect Fraternity ritual, partake in challenging activities that focus on leadership skills, learn more about the history of Beta Theta Pi and reflect on the Fraternity’s heritage. Most importantly, participants have fun with other initiated Betas in Oxford, Ohio!

Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and you must be an initiated member to attend. Participation is open to 14 members per chapter with a maximum of three members per chapter/colony in the summer sessions and a maximum of two members per chapter/colony in the winter session. Because quarter schools can’t attend all sessions, they may send four and/or five members to each of the last two sessions.

The Wooden Institute was endowed and named by Carol and James A. Collins, UCLA ’50, in honor of legendary coach John R. Wooden,Purdue ’32, and his beloved wife Nellie.

This program received the Most Outstanding Use of a Foundation Grant Award from the North-American Interfraternity Conference in 1999.

For general questions, please contact Nick Gummo at the Administrative Office at 800.800.2382.

Shining Bright in Times Square

Back in December, the General Fraternity shared the story of Kylie Myers (http://on.fb.me/1I0Njvv), the daughter of Mark Myers, Eastern Kentucky ’90, who was battling cancer and wanted to raise awareness for childhood cancers by participating in a public service announcement in Times Square. Kylie has since tragically passed away, but her legacy lives on as her billboard now lights up New York City. The video below is what people will see in Times Square. For more information check out THIS NEWS FEATURE:

See also this Youtube Video by Kylie: “I Think Cancer Should Die”:

Great Year For Zeta Eta

At San Jose State’s Fraternal Values Awards Ceremony, the Betas were awarded the Best in the Interfraternity Council Award. After winning, the group shared the following on its Facebook page:

“This would not have been possible without our brothers and pledges who constantly strive for excellence and our friends and alumni who continue to support our growth. Thank you to our interfraternal community and its support! We will continue to work just as hard and leave a mark on San Jose State’s campus.”

Below, a photo of the men of the “Singing Fraternity” at the fantastic serenade with SJSU Kappa Delta earlier this semester. Our serenade with Delta Gamma

State of the Chapter – April 2015

J. C. Conway:

From the men at Lawrence University:

Originally posted on Gamma Pi :

Alumni, Members and Friends of Beta,

After a much aniticipated Spring Break, a retrospective look at the term past reveals many of the successes and challenges that the men of Gamma Pi have accomplished and navigated.

We ended Fall term on a high note: the retirement reception for our housemother, Kari Vandehey, was very well attended and overall an immensely successful event. Of course, Kari was awarded the House Director of the Year award the previous summer, and the Whitman Choral cup still sat atop our fireplace. Our philanthropic and academic achievements were commendable, too.

The new executive board took office at the beginning of the term, and have transitioned well into their responsibilities, having attended both CPLA and Keystone (Beta’s leadership programs). 35 bids were given out to undergraduate men, and we are nearing completion of our pledge process with 14 pledges. This year, we will be making a…

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