Beta Theta Pi

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A fraternity at Clemson University.

Founded in 1839, Beta Theta Pi members uphold the fraternity ideals of lifelong friendship, dedication to leadership, devotion to academic excellence, commitment to community service and high standards of conduct as declared by our Men of Principle Initiative.

Delta Nu is a nationally recognized Beta Theta Pi chapter after winning its third Sisson Award for overall chapter excellence. Our chapter continues to set the bar of success for all Clemson University fraternities. Our members control campus leadership with brothers involved in President’s Cabinet, Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Tiger Brotherhood, Student Senate, Student Alumni Council, IPTAY Student Advisory Board, Golden Key, and Student Judicial Board. Leadership positions include Norris Medal award winners, Student Body Presidents, Student Body Treasurers, Greek Men of the Year, Tigerama Directors, and IFC Presidents.

Quick Facts

Initiated Betas: 188,924 Living Betas: 124,673 Undergraduate membership with pledges: 6,758 Chapters/Colonies: 123 Scholarships awarded by Beta Theta Pi Foundation last year: 58 Convention:Toronto, Ontario, Canada — June 29-July 2, 2006 Brennan Hall/Foundation & Administrative Office: 5134 Bonham Road, Oxford, Ohio 45056. Completed October 1994. 17,000 sq. ft.; occupied by 30 full and part-time staff, including education consultants; located on eight acres of land, one mile north of Oxford.

Beta Firsts

First college fraternity founded west of the Allegheny Mountains (August 8, 1839) First and oldest continuously published college fraternity magazine (1872) First college fraternity to publish an open constitution for public distribution (1879) First fraternity in 13 states — more than any other fraternity. First fraternity established on more than 35 campuses — more than any other fraternity First fraternity to establish a chapter west of the Mississippi River (1866) First fraternity to adopt an expansion view First to break into districts for administrative purposes (1873) First fraternity to have general officers (1872) First fraternity to create alumni chapters (1867) First fraternity to have a General Convention and one of few to have annual Conventions First to host an interfraternity event and meeting First to require chapters to keep informed about each other First fraternity to adopt a 2.5 minimum GPA for a chapter (1984) First fraternity to adopt a 2.5 minimum GPA for each member (1997) Other Facts

Last year there were more than 2,000 collegiate Betas involved in the Beta Foundation’s experiential learning programs Beta ranks No.2 in annual investment in undergraduate leadership and educational programming (of the 68 international fraternities) Some 550 parents financially supported Beta Theta Pi’s leadership opportunities The Men of Principle initiative has been internationally recognized for exemplary fraternity educational programming A leader among college fraternities with members listed in Who’s Who in America and Canadian Who’s Who — more than any other fraternity More than 80 Rhodes Scholars — more than any other fraternity More than 197 have been members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives — more than any other fraternity Twenty-three states have had a Beta as Governor Six Betas have won the Medal of Honor 100 alumni associations in cities throughout the United States and Canada

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