Beta Theta Pies
During sweetheart week Beta Theta Pi offers anyone the chance to throw pie at their favorite Beta! All brothers help work this famous event. All the proceeds from this fundraiser go towards the American Cancer Society. In Spring of 2013, the Beta Pi chapter raised over $2000 from this event!
Back to Beta
Not long after school starts in the fall, Beta Theta Pi hosts a concert in its back parking lot. This concert features local artists who ensure everyone attending has a blast! This combines fundraising, positive PR, and a good chance to catch up with an old friend.
Light The Row
During the first week in December Beta Theta Pi hosts Light the Row, a philanthropy fundraiser. Anyone who comes has to pay a small fee to get in, then get to enjoy a host of activities ranging from decorating cookies, socializing, enjoying hot cider to watching a carefully choreographed light show. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Once a year Beta Theta Pi hosts a philanthropy week. All chapters and student groups are invited to participate. The event provides various philanthropic and community service opportunities. The groups compete against one another to win the Beta Bash traveling trophy.
Over the course of the Summer and Fall Semester of 2015, members of the Beta Pi chapter of Beta Theta Pi were hard at work giving back to the community and living out our value of Mutual Assistance. Our members tallied over 2,346 hours of community service, with over 40 members completing 10+ hours! Beta’s gave back to the community at over 60 different organizations locally around minneapolis, as well as in their hometowns.
Some of these amazing organizations include:
Feed My Starving Children
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Pratt Community School
Ronald McDonald House
Welcome Week Leader
Local Churches and Research Labs on Campus
Second Harvest Heartland
As Betas we are proud to serve others and are committed to making our community a better place!
Each semester the Beta brothers travel off campus to spend one or two nights at formal. They bring a date and are served a formal dinner on Saturday night. This gives members an opportunity to take a break and get away from school for the weekend.
Each semester the Betas go on a date party. A date party is very similar to formal but it only lasts one night. Some past date parties have included ice skating, Holidazzle parade, Comedy Clubs, and a gift exchange.
Beta usually does 2 to 3 exchanges with other sororities each semester. This is when Beta and a sorority get together for an event. Past exchanges have included: Capture the Flag, Movie Night, and Board Games
Each year the Greet Community takes part in both Homecoming and Spring Jam. The greek chapters are split into different pairings with about 3-5 chapters in each. The pairings then compete against one other in various events throughout the week. Some events include: Cheer Competition, Battle of the Bands, Lip Synch Competition, and Tug of War.
Each semester the Beta brothers travel to one of the members houses for the weekend. This is a sober weekend where brothers hang around playing board games, watching movies, playing football, and eating a lot of food. This allows the members another chance to get off campus and many parents love to host.
Throughout the year there are different events that brothers do together just for fun. Some examples include: Paintball, Skyzone Dodge Ball, Skiing, Camping, Weight Lifting, and Intramural Sports. Along with physical activities, brothers also spend a lot of time together studying in reserved classrooms. Brothers also often participate in weekly brotherhood dinners nearly every friday night!
Member Development Day
Once a semester the Minnesota Chapter of Beta Theta Pi hosts Member Education Day. All Brothers in the house participate in their choice out of six session presented by University Staff, Alumni, and Friends of Beta. The purpose of the day is to better prepare Brothers for success outside the house, and after graduation. Examples of speakers include: Sarah Oehler, Friend of Beta, University Staff, and Career Counselor at Carlson School of Management- Resume and Internship Preparation Ken Tamuara, Alumnus and Executive Recruiter at Target- Networking after graduation and the power of LinkedIn Ben Elliot, Alumnus and Senior Tax Analyst at Cargill- Finances after graduation
Every Spring semester Beta hosts a parents day where parents come to campus and spend time with their sons. This gives them a chance to meet some of their friends and see the house. There is always a formal dinner with speeches from some of their advisors. In recent years the dinner has been held at the Campus Club in Coffman Memorial Union.
In the fall semester Beta holds many different rush events for students interested in getting to know Beta better. Check out our calendar, or contact our VP recruitment to find out what rush events Beta will be holding this fall. Past events have included, Paintball, Skyzone, Barbecues, Poker Nights, as well as one on one dinners!
Twice a year, Beta Brothers invite favorite faculty members to attend dinner in the chapter house. Brothers have the opportunity to build relationships with faculty, and hear their own stories about greek life during their undergraduate years.
Beta typically fields Intramural teams that compete in, Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Dodgeball, and Broomball. This past winter on March 8th, 2016 Beta's Broomball team capped off their undefeated season and by winning the Broom Ball Intramural Championship! Go Beta!