Beta Theta Pi


Beta Theta Pi is dedicated to building Men of Principle for a principled life. Membership in Beta enhances each brother’s collegiate experience through intellectual, social and moral growth. Beta promotes high standards of moral conduct and responsible citizenship as outlined in the Men of Principle initiative.

The Men of Principle initiative is built upon five core values. Brothers help and support each other through mutual assistance, strive for academic excellence through intellectual growth, trust one another, maintain responsible conduct in all of their actions, and stay true to their beliefs with integrity. These values are key to preserving the 173-year old ideals of our Founding Fathers.

At nine o’clock on the evening of the eighth day of the eighth month of the year 1839, eight earnest young men, all students at Miami University, held the first meeting of Beta Theta Pi in the Hall… now we have 137 chapters in 2 countries representing over 7,000 collegiate students. 

Beta Theta Pi is a fraternity dedicated to building up Men of Principle for a principled life. Our members strive to live all of our values in all aspects of their lives. These values are mutual assistance, intellectual growth, trust, responsible conduct, and integrity. These values are not only words to our members, they are a lifestyle. We believe that, as Betas, men are mutually obligated to help others in the honorable labors and aspirations of life. We are devoted to continually cultivating the minds of our members, including high standards of academic achievement. Betas develop absolute faith and confidence in one another by being true to themselves and others and choosing to act responsibly and weighing the consequences of their actions on themselves and those around them. We preserve our character by doing what is morally right and demanding the same from our members.



National Founding Date:
August 8, 1839

(inter)-National Website:

Chapter Name/Designation:
Delta Eta

Local Founding Date:

Local Website:


Pink & Blue

Philanthropy/Community Service:
Make-a-Wish Foundation, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Flint Children’s Museum, To Write Love on Her Arms

Famous Alumni:
Sam Walton, Adam West, John Wooden, Richard Lugar

Contact info:
A Section
Fred Choate (President)

B Section
Ethan Durand (President)