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Beta Theta Pi Fraternity


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Nickname: Beta

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Founded: August 8, 1839 at

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  • John Reily Knox 1839
  • Samuel Taylor Marshall 1840
  • David Linton 1839
  • James George Smith 1840
  • Charles Henry Hardin 1841
  • John Holt Duncan 1840
  • Michael Clarkson Ryan 1839
  • Thomas Boston Gordon 1840
Members 187,000 Alumni,

6,500 Undergraduate

Scope International
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Official Colors: Delicate shades of Pink and Blue.            
Official Flowers: Roses of the "June" or "Queen of the Prairie" variety
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Website

Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a social collegiate fraternity that was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad which includes Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi. Beta, as it is nicknamed, was the first college fraternity to be founded west of the Allegheny Mountains, and has over 131 chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada. More than 187,000 members have been initiated world-wide, with over 130,000 of those living. [1] Beta Theta Pi currently has more than 5,000 undergraduate members. [1] Beta Theta Pi is annually ranked in the top ten nationally known fraternities for number of chapters, members, and philanthropy. Beta's Administrative Office is located at 5134 Bonham Road, Oxford, Ohio. In 2006, the driveway up to the administrative office was renamed "Lugar-Bates Drive" in appreciation for the work that Senator Richard Lugar and Brother Bert Bates Missouri '56 performed in the $20 million "Upon These Principles" capital campaign. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the color. ... This article is about the colour. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... Oxford is a city in northwestern Butler County, Ohio, United States, in the southwestern portion of the state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The Miami Triad is comprised of three fraternities that were founded at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... Richard Green Dick Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana. ...



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 of Miami University, held the first meeting of Beta Theta Pi in the Hall of the Union Literary Society, an upper room in the old college building known as "Old Main."

The eight founders in the order in which their names appear in the minutes were:

... of ever honored memory. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Samuel Taylor Marshall (1812-1895) was one of eight founders of Beta Theta Pi, a prominent college fraternity founded at Miami University in 1839. ... David Linton (1815-1889) was one of eight founders of Beta Theta Pi, a prominent college fraternity founded at Miami University in 1839. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Charles Henry Hardin (July 15, 1820 - July 29, 1892) was one of the eight original founders of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. ... 1820-1896. ... Michael Clarckson Ryan (died 1861) was one of eight founders of Beta Theta Pi, a prominent college fraternity founded at Miami University in 1839. ... 1816-1891. ...

— The "Founders' Paragraph"


The purpose of Beta Theta Pi was laid out publicly in 1879, when Beta Theta Pi became the first college fraternity to publish its constitution. The Fraternity continues to guard certain secrets which are reserved for its members, it offers the widest knowledge of the objects and aspirations of Beta Theta Pi. The Code of Beta Theta Pi lays out the objects of the Fraternity as follows:

It shall be constituted as hereinafter provided and shall have for its objects, the promotion of the moral and social culture of its members, the establishment of confidence and friendly relations among the universities and colleges of the United States and Canada, in securing unity of action and sympathy in matters of common interest among them, and the building up of a fraternity that recognizes mutual assistance in the honorable labors and aspirations of life, devotion to the cultivation of the intellect, unsullied friendship, and unfaltering fidelity as objects worth of the highest aim and purpose of associated effort.

-The Code of Beta Theta Pi, Article 1, Section 2

Again, the Beta is distinguishable and distinguished from all other kinds of fraternity men whatsoever by just a little warmer and stronger, just a little tenderer and more enduring fraternity feeling than any of them can attain to. For it was always so. I do not in the least know how it happened, nor why it persisted after it happened, but a long time ago there came into Beta Theta Pi a fraternity spirit that was, and is, and apparently will continue to be, unique. We know it, who are inside, and they see and record it who are outside the Beta pale. Whether young or old, in college or out, from the small school or the great university, we are conscious of a heritage of genuine fraternalism that has not been vouchsafed in like measure -- I say it deliberately -- to any other of the great college fraternities. And we cannot doubt that in this, as in other respects, our 'future will copy fair our past, and that in the world of fifty years from now, as in that of years ago, as in that that lies around us today — the first mark of a Beta will be his Beta Spirit.

-Willis O. Robb, Ohio Wesleyan 1879

Famous Betas

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Thomas A. Bartlett Willamette 1951 Rhodes Scholar; Chancellor, Univ. of Alabama System
Stanley Coulter Hanover 1870 Dean, Purdue University
Andrew Dousa Hepburn Washington & Jefferson 1852 President, Miami University
Alfred Hume Mississippi Chancellor, University of Mississippi
Deane W. Malott Kansas 1921 Chancellor, University of Kansas; President, Cornell University
Franklin David Murphy Kansas 1936 Chancellor, University of Kansas; Chancellor, UCLA
Russell E. Palmer Michigan State 1956 Dean, Wharton School of Business
James M. Sellers Chicago 1917 President, Wentworth Military Academy
Frank Hugh Sparks DePauw 1936 President, Wabash College
David Stanton Tappan Miami University 1864 President, Miami University
Byron K. Trippett Wabash 1932 President, Wabash College
Fredrick W. Ness Dickinson 1933 President, Fresno State
David T. McLaughlin Dartmouth 1954 President, Dartmouth College
John P. Crecine Carnegie Mellon 1961 President, Georgia Tech
David Alexander Wallace Miami University 1846 President, Muskingum and Monmouth Colleges
Samuel Weese West Virginia 1957 President, American College
Steven Sample Illinois 1958 President, University of Southern California
Thomas Litzenburg Washington & Lee 1957 President, Salem College

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Community Organizations[1]

Ernest Kent Coulter Ohio State 1892 Founder, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

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Government and politics[1]

Vice President Schuyler Colfax
Schuyler Colfax DePauw 1844 U.S. Vice President
Joe Allbaugh Oklahoma State 1974 Former Director of FEMA
Albert Beach Kansas 1905 Mayor of Kansas City, MO
William Borah Kansas 1884 Senator from Idaho and Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Robert Docking Kansas 1946 Governor of Kansas
Thomas Docking Kansas 1976 Lt. Governor of Kansas
Ozro J. Dodds Miami University 1861 US House of Representatives 1872-74
William O. Douglas Whitman 1920 United States Supreme Court Justice
Robert Ellsworth Kansas 1946 US House of Representatives, Nixon Campaign Director, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Advisor to President Nixon, and Representative to NATO
W. Mark Felt Idaho 1935 Exposed the Nixon administrations' corruption as "Deep Throat"
David R. Francis Washington, St. Louis 1870 Mayor of St. Louis, Governor of Missouri, Secretary of the Interior, Ambassador to Russia, President of Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Richard Gephardt Northwestern 1962 Former United States House Minority Leader
John Brown Gordon Georgia 1854 Major General in CSA, U.S. Senator, and Governor of Georgia
Peter B. Halbin Ohio Wesleyan 1953 Social worker, newspaper columnist and Cleveland politician
H. R. Haldeman UCLA 1948 President Nixon’s Chief of Staff
Michael Harcourt British Columbia 1963 Premier of British Columbia
Charles Henry Hardin Miami (OH) 1841 Former Governor of Missouri
Mark O. Hatfield Willamette 1943 Former United States Senator and Governor of Oregon
David Karnes Nebraska 1971 Former United States Senator
Horace Lurton Cumberland 1867 United States Supreme Court Justice
Richard Lugar Denison 1954 United States Senator
Ray Mabus Mississippi 1969 Former Governor of Mississippi 1988-92
James G. Martin Davidson 1957 House of Representatives and Governor of North Carolina
Arch A. Moore, Jr. West Virginia 1951 Former Governor of West Virginia
Oliver P. Morton Miami 1847 Civil War Governor of Indiana, and instigator of the DePauw, Indiana and Wabash Chapters
Bill Nelson Yale 1965 United States Senator
Don Nickles Oklahoma State 1971 Former United States Senator
William Perry Stanford 1949 Former Secretary of Defense
David Peterson Western Ontario 1966 Premier of Ontario
John J. Rhodes Kansas State 1938 Former House Minority Leader
Charlie Rose Davidson 1961 Former Representative
Angelo Scott Kansas 1877 Founder of Oklahoma City, OK
Charles Scott Kansas 1881 Regent, Kansas State Senator, and Member of Congress
Frank Smith Mississippi Former Mississippi Congressman
Zack Space Kenyon 1983 Representative from Ohio
Mike Synar Oklahoma 1972 Former Representative
John Turner British Columbia 1952 Former Prime Minister of Canada
Willis Van Devanter DePauw 1881 United States Supreme Court Justice
John Warner Washington & Lee 1950 United States Senator
Kenneth S. Wherry Nebraska 1914 Former United States Senator and Minority Leader
Durbin Ward Miami University 1843 Civil War General and United States Attorney
Jamie Whitten Mississippi Former Mississippi Congressman
Wendell Willkie Indiana 1916 1940 Republican Party Nominee for President
H.R. Haldeman, UCLA
H.R. Haldeman, UCLA
Senator Richard Lugar, Denison
Senator Richard Lugar, Denison

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Arts, entertainment, and media[1]

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Jeffrey Jones Lawrence 1968 Actor, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Amadeus
Richard Karn Washington 1978 Actor, Home Improvement
Ken Kesey Oregon 1957 Author, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Steve Lemme Colgate Actor, Super Troopers
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Paul Soter Colgate Actor, Super Troopers
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Elias Soriano Florida Atlantic 1999 Musician, Nonpoint[1]
David Samuel MIT 1994 Founder and president of Grouper Networks
Andrew E. Spey Washington & Lee University 2003 Satire/humorist writer and radio personality
Brian J. White Dartmouth Actor, Stomp the Yard
George Bellows, Ohio State

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Everett W. Nordstrom Washington 1923 Former chairman and CEO of Nordstrom
John Opel Westminster 1948 Former President of IBM
John H. Patterson Miami University 1867 Founder National Cash Register
Marvin Pierce Miami University 1916 President McCall Corporation and father of Barbara Bush
Frank Shrontz Idaho 1954 Past Chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company
Jeffrey Skilling Southern Methodist 1975 former CEO of Enron
Kenneth A. Spencer Kansas 1921 Founder, President, and CEO of Spencer Chemical Company
Warren Staley Kansas State 1965 Chairman and CEO of Cargill
G. Kennedy Thompson North Carolina President and CEO of Wachovia
N. T. Veatch Kansas 1902 Co-Founder and CEO of Black and Veatch
Sam Walton Missouri 1940 Founder of Wal-Mart
Fred Wilson MIT 1983 Venture capitalist and prominent blogger
James Wilson Southern California 1957 International Grocery Store Mogal
John D. Zeglis[2] University of Illinois 1969 President of AT&T and the Chairman and CEO of AT&T Wireless

John Edward Anderson (b. ... UCLA Anderson School of Management is one of eleven professional schools at the University of California, Los Angeles. ... William J. Bowerman (b. ... Justin Whitlock Dart, Jr. ... Joel Z. Hyatt is a prominent attorney and American politician of the Democratic party. ... Dr. Samuel S. Laws is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio part of the Old Miami period from 1809 through the beginning of the civil war in which an impressive roster of men emerged from that small college in Ohio to accomplish great feats for society. ... Kenneth Lee Lay (born April 15, 1942) is an American businessman and former CEO of Enron Corporation. ... Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation (formerly Enron Corporation) (former NYSE ticker symbol: ENE) was an American energy company based in Houston, Texas. ... Jesse Clyde Nichols (August 23, 1880 - February 16, 1950), better known as J. C. Nichols, was a prominent developer of commercial and residential real estate in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. ... This article is about the Nordstrom department store chain. ... This article is about the Nordstrom department store chain. ... This article is about the Nordstrom department store chain. ... John R. Opel (born 1925) is a U.S. computer businessman. ... John Henry Patterson, the Author John Henry Patterson (1867-1947) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and autobiography writer. ... Marvin Pierce (1893-1969), was president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular womens magazines Redbook and McCalls. ... For the daughter of President George W. Bush, see Barbara Pierce Bush. ... Jeffrey Keith Jeff Skilling (born November 25, 1953) was the CEO of Enron Corporation in 2001. ... Warren Staley is the CEO of Cargill, Inc. ... G. Kennedy Ken Thompson (born November 25, 1950) is the current CEO, President, and Chairman of Wachovia Bank. ... Samuel Moore Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992), was an American businessman and entrepreneur born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma who founded two American retailers Wal-Mart and Sams Club. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Fred Wilson is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... John D. Zeglis (1947- )served as the President of AT&T and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AT&T Wireless. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. ...


Joseph P. Allen DePauw 1959 Astronaut; Space Flight Executive
Kenneth D. Cameron MIT 1971 Space Shuttle Flight Commander
Bill Nelson Florida 1964/Yale 65 Former astronaut; United States Senator
Paul J. Weitz Penn State 1954 Former astronaut; Space Center Director

Joseph Percival Allen, Ph. ... Kenneth Donald Cameron (born November 29, 1949), Colonel, USMC, Ret. ... For other people named Bill Nelson, see Bill Nelson (disambiguation). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Paul Joseph Weitz (pronounced WHITES) (born July 25, 1932) was an American astronaut who flew in space twice. ...

Other Prominent Betas[1]

Walter P. Chrysler Dartmouth 1933 Philanthropist
Ovid R. Sellers University of Chicago 1904 Old Testament Scholar and Biblical Archaeologist

Ovid Rogers Sellers (born August 12, 1884, died 1975) was an internationally known Old Testament scholar and archaeologist who played a role in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Note: Judaism...


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Beta Theta Pi
  2. ^ John Zeglis: A Standout

External links

  • Beta Theta Pi homepage


  • Brown, James T., ed., Catalogue of Beta Theta Pi, New York: 1917.

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