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 Eta Kappa Chapter at the University of the Pacific has assembled its spring pledge class, pushing total membership to 66 in less than three years since colonization in April of 2012.
The University of the Pacific is a private university in Stockton, California that is the only private school with fewer than 10,000 students to offer degrees from eight different professional schools.
To learn more about the men of the Eta Kappa Chapter, follow them on Facebook HERE.
Brother Mathew Thomas, Washington State ’96, was elected as the Washington State Republican Party State Committeeman representing King County. He will serve on the committee for a two-year term. Brother Mathew formerly served as 7th Congressional District Executive Boardmember and 43rd LD District Chairman.
Here, he is pictured with Speaker of the House John Boehner.
Are any of the men in the chapters you know varsity athletes this school year? If so, please take two minutes to submit this form by Sunday, February 15, so the Fraternity can include the story in the spring issue of The Beta Theta Pi magazine. Additionally, you are encourage to submit high-resolution action shots and stories about your Beta varsity athletes that may be published in the issue.
Merit Scholarship Program
The Beta Theta Pi Foundation awards approximately 70 tuition-based scholarships each year. Several scholarships are restricted to particular chapters/fields of study according to terms of the original endowment. Scholarships are awarded based on final scores from a three-judge panel — the higher the score, the higher the award.
Merit Scholarships – Betas Only
Details: Each year, roughly 70 Foundation Merit Scholarships are awarded ranging from $350 to eight Founders Scholarships at $2,150 each. The applications are evaluated by a panel of of independent judges and all applicants are notified of the results in June of each year. The list of available Merit Scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year is located here.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate student initiated members of Beta Theta Pi who will be enrolled as full-time students in the 2015-16 academic year are eligible to apply for Merit Scholarships this fiscal year. Previous Foundation Merit Scholarships recipients are not eligible.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by April 15 annually.
Application: Click here to apply for the Merit Scholarship.
The colony at UC San Diego took home some hardware at the campus’ Greek Awards in its first year back on campus. Stephen Wainwright, San Diego ’13, won IFC Community Advisor of the Year, Cooper Teboe ’15 was named IFC Greek Leader of the Year, and the colony’s Beta Sweetheart, Carolyne Chen, received Panhellenic Woman of the Year.
On the anniversary of John Reily Knox’s death (1898), all Beta Theta Pi chapters are encouraged to gather for a brotherhood dinner, and at 7 p.m. PST and perform the public Founders Commemoration Ceremony ritual.
Likewise, all Beta undergraduates and alumni are encouraged to wear their Beta badges to class and work. While the Fraternity was founded on August 8, February 7 is utilized as an opportunity for undergraduates and alumni to celebrate the Founders and what their actions have inspired since 1839.
January 2015: The Alpha Gamma Pledge Class just after their pinning ceremony!