Since our founding in 1839, our members have lived the ideals of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity: respect for tradition, lifelong friendship, devotion to academic excellence, dedication to responsible leadership, commitment to our communities and high standards of moral conduct.
Among the top 20% of college fraternities in size, Beta Theta Pi was the first to be founded west of the Allegheny Mountains and the first to locate a chapter west of the Mississippi River. Today, Beta has some 130 chapters and colonies in Canada and the United States. More than 165,000 have been initiated world-wide.
Beta continues to expand. While brotherhood serves as the cornerstone of Beta Theta Pi, this lasting bond of friendship is cultivated by being a part of a group of individuals who share the same goals and values, constantly supporting each other in the pursuit of social, moral and cultural excellence.