“…The eighth day of the eighth month of the year 1839…” Happy Founders Day to all Beta brothers around the continent! Today marks the 174th anniversary since the founding of our great and good fraternity and the Beta Phi chapter would like to congratulate all fellow brothers for 174 successful years as a brotherhood.
Beta Theta Pi, not just a house, but a home. Not full of friends, but of family. Not only a collegiate experience, but enduring brotherhood to last a lifetime.
- Stephen Harvey Barrangar - Puget Sound 1991
Congratulations to the Beta Phi brothers for earning the highest average GPA among all of Greek Life! Our average GPA for the Spring 2013 term was a 3.21 where the all mens average was a 2.95. This is an incredible achievement and a testament to the 60+ brothers of Beta that strongly believe in Cultivation of the Intellect. We are very proud of this accomplishment, but we will not stop striving to improve our GPA for semesters to come.
Hello Brothers and Friends of Beta!
My name is Tanner Ottaway and I am the current President of the Beta Phi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. I would like to welcome you to our brand new website! While Beta Theta Pi has continued to be a top chapter on the CSM Campus since 1908, it is important for us to continue improving and progressing. That is exactly what we are doing with the new website. The new website enables us to better communicate our information with the world. The website showcases everything from the Beta Phi Chapter with galleries, videos, member bios, chapter history, Beta history, and much more. There is also an internal communications part of the website for all of our active and alumni members to connect more frequently. We are very excited for this website and the possibilities it holds.
Now that you know about the chapters excitement over the new website let me share with you all the other great things about the Beta Phi Chapter. Our role currently consists of 1554 members with 65 active Betas. Beta is heavily involved on campus with members being active in MAC, USG, CSM Ambassadors, Peer Mentors, IFC, CSM Budget Committee, and more. The Betas are always a force to be reckoned with on the Intramural Fields, usually fielding A, B, and sometimes C teams. Over the past year we have averaged about 17 hours of community service per member while raising thousands of dollars for different organizations. We are very proud of our accomplishments with “Love Hope Strength”, an organization dedicated to getting people signed up on the Bone Marrow Transplant Registry. Over the past year we have added over 200 people to the list all while finding 10 potential life saving matches.
I think this is enough information for now, but be on the lookout for more information regarding the Beta Phi Chapter soon. Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and come check out the website again. I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes… “Being a Beta doesn’t make me better than you, it makes me better than I used to be.” -Unknown
Tanner Ottaway ‘14