A fraternity established in 1839 at Miami University holding an extremly rich history and an extensive alumni base throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Today the fraternity is on the forefront in attempting to redefine Greek Life by bringing the original principles that fraternities were started upon back into college culture. Beta Theta Pi provides a good environment for young men entering college to discover their social, intellectual, and spiritual sides in a well rounded and diverse extended family. Membership is given to a very select group of individuals who exhibit a desire to engage in social interaction in a responsible way while still having a good time. True Betas are regarded as gentlemen and well respected.
The oldest continuous Chapter of Beta Theta Pi is at Washington and Jefferson, the Gamma Chapter.
The first Chapter was established at Miami University by eight young men in 1839. The Alpha Chapter was founded by men who went on to be, among other things, A presidential elector for Abraham Lincoln, Civil War heroes, lawyers and judges, a Governor, and well respected members of society.