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About Us

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On January 31st 2010, six Aggie brothers united to become a part of a great national brotherhood. They showed tremendous leadership and unwavering perseverance to establish a South Asian presence at Texas A&M. On this day, these brothers established what would eventually be the Pi Chapter of Beta Chi Theta National Fraternity Inc. at Texas A&M University.

These young men from the Texas A&M University were brought together by a shared passion for six key principles: Tradition, Service to Humanity, promoting South Asian Awareness, Academic Excellence, striving to create a unified Nationwide Network, and most importantly Brotherhood. These principles are the unifying factors that tie every brother across the United States together, and form the foundation of beliefs that characterize our gentlemen.

Over time, the colony at Texas A&M was given Chapter status and the fraternity grew in size and strength. The fraternity holds true to its South Asian roots and maintains close contact with the TAMU ISA & MSA. The fraternity is currently part of the Multicultural Greek Council and is firmly established within Texas A&M. For more info on our Chapter, please visit our Facebook page.

At a national level, Beta Chi Theta is a part of the NIC and NAPA. To follow more of our activity on a national level, follow us on Twitter, or like our page on Facebook.

 

Brothers

The Brothers of Pi Chapter at National Convention XIII

Meet the brothers of the past and present, from where it all began to where we are now!

Alpha Class


Beta Class


Gamma Class


Delta Class


Epsilon Class


Zeta Class


Eta Class

Philanthropy

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The Pi Chapter of Beta Chi Theta continuously upholds one of its six founding pillars: Service to Humanity. Community outreach in the College Station and Bryan area is a priority for brothers each and every semester.

Our national philanthropy, Beating Heart Disease, is constantly promoted here at Pi Chapter. Our BHD Gala this past year was a huge success. For the past several years, the Beating Heart Disease Foundation has made great strides and now bears national influence. For more information, please visit www.beatingheartdisease.org.

Outside of our philanthropy, Beta Chi Theta frequently is involved in community service such as Texas A&M’s annual Big Event and other community service opportunities.

These are just a sample of yearly events which we actively support in addition to hosting events for own causes. Fraternity members are always encouraged to suggest new causes to support and ideas to generate donations and awareness.


 

Rush

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What is Rush?

The general process of joining a chapter is to first participate in a non-committal week-long event called “Rush”, which is an opportunity for you to mingle and learn about the brothers, the chapter, and the Fraternity. After rush, there is an interview process in which the most promising candidates will receive a bid. If you are given a bid, and choose to accept it then you will begin a new period in your life, starting with the New Member Education process. This process is meant to to teach you the history and values of the fraternity, enhance your organizational and time management skills, and most importantly form the bond of Brotherhood that makes Beta Chi Theta the fraternity that it is.

FALL 2015 Rush
Interested in becoming a gentleman of Beta Chi Theta? Fill out a quick interest form HERE.

Parents FAQ

Wondering what Beta Chi Theta has to offer? What Beta Chi Theta is? Look no further, here are some commonly asked questions and answers for parents to browse.

What is a fraternity?

In essence, a fraternity is an organization of men drawn together by friendship, shared interests, and common goals. While in school, a student will have the chance to be a part of different of groups, from the academic honorary to the social. There are a variety of choices available that will help to improve the student’s college experience. Social Fraternities help to improve the social aspects of a student’s life and are primarily separated based on gender. To be a part of a social fraternity is to be a part of Greek Life at a University.

How will my son benefit from Beta Chi Theta?

Beta Chi Theta will provide you with a nationwide network Brothers who will help guide and mold you into a gentleman. The connections and bonds you make with your fellow brothers will last a lifetime. Additionally, joining Beta Chi Theta will allow you to experience tremendous personal growth. Each member develops professional skills through leadership opportunities in each Chapter of Beta Chi Theta. Here is a list of skills that Beta Chi Theta will help to cultivate and enhance:

  • Management/Leadership:
    • Goal Setting
    • Event Planning
    • Problem solving
    • People Management
    • Risk management
    • Time Management
  • Communication:
    • Oral: Brothers will have opportunities for public speaking through meetings, presentations, seminars, and negotiations.
    • Written: Brothers will be exposed to writing event proposals, letters, guides, articles for publications, and speeches.
  • Internal Relations: Brothers will learn to effectively resolve issues within the organization, helping to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • External Relations: Brothers will interact often with external parties such as university officials, venue owners, charitable organizations, news outlets, companies, etc.
  • Financial: Brothers will be exposed to creating and maintaining a budget. They will also learn accounting skills as well as cost saving methods.
  • Recruitment/Marketing: Brothers will learn social networking and use fraternity resources to market the organization in a positive way.
  • Technology: Brothers will have the opportunity to contribute to the chapter website and chapter media tools.

These skills will help each member in the future as they pursue their career goals by providing the soft skills necessary to complement their collegiate education. Our members are visible campus leaders that can successfully balance all aspects of their lives. As we continue to expand our membership, our brothers have a unique opportunity to attain even higher positions in the fraternity, where they will directly influence decisions that will guide the direction of our organization.

Will joining Beta Chi Theta affect my academics?

Yes, in a very POSITIVE way. The majority of our chapters have the highest GPA’s among those involved in Greek Life. The average All-Greek GPA is higher than the All-Undergraduate GPA most universities.

What does this say about Beta Chi Theta? First and foremost, we understand that our members attend college to get an education and fulfill their professional aspirations. This notion is backed by the fact that Academic Excellence is one of the core principles that Beta Chi Theta was founded upon. All of our chapters have a minimum GPA requirement that members must meet or exceed to be considered in good standing. In addition, programs, such as tutoring, study hours, and major mentors are available to aid any member. We are proud to say that many of our members are recipients of academic awards and scholarships.

What kind of connections does Beta Chi Theta offer?

Beta Chi Theta prides itself in having an extensive and influential network of Alumni who are leaders in their respective fields. Our alumni are involved in a vast array of disciplines, including Medicine, Law, Engineering, Government, Business, and Finance. Whatever your interest, there will be at least one other brother who has treaded through the same path. Our members are affiliated with some of the top companies and universities in the world today.

What are alumni doing now?

Even after graduating, our alumni are actively involved in the Fraternity and are kept up to date through alumni newsletters.  Our alumni also serve as guides and mentors for the Fraternity, eager to help whenever necessary. This is exemplified by the fact that our National Board and National Directors are made up of prominent alumni who have demonstrated the skills necessary to lead this organization.

What kind of activities will my son be involved in?

Being a part of Beta Chi Theta will give you the opportunity to plan and organize a variety of events. These events include community service outings, fundraisers, social mixers, academic seminars, and cultural events. These events will not only improve the quality of life on campus but will allow you to make a positive and direct impact on campus.

What is Beta Chi Theta’s policy on Hazing?

Beta Chi Theta has a zero tolerance policy on hazing. Our New Member Education program by which membership is attained teaches the history and values of the fraternity. Additionally, New Members complete team building activities that improve his interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills.

What is Beta Chi Theta’s policy on Alcohol?

Beta Chi Theta implements a very strict and detailed risk management policy. The fraternity discourages anyone under the age of 21 from drinking alcohol and provides security measures to prevent underage drinking. These standards are also enforced by university policy, as well as state and federal laws.

What kinds of social opportunities will be available to my son?

Being in Beta Chi Theta will allow your son the opportunity to organize social events that help to cultivate a professional, fun atmosphere conducive to networking. Actively participating in these types of events will only help to further your son’s social skills, allowing him to have a high level of social maturity and open up new doors of opportunity that will greatly aid his professional and personal life

What are the principles of this organization

Built upon on the primary principle of Brotherhood, the pillars of the fraternity include Tradition, Service to Humanity, South Asian Awareness, Academic Excellence, and a unified Nationwide Network. Each member aims to fulfill the goals and ideologies set forth by Beta Chi Theta. Through various events and projects, each Chapter and Colony not only helps ensure our Fraternity’s success but also helps each individual brother succeed in their own lives.

Who can I contact for more information?

While this FAQ may not answer all your questions, we hope that it has cleared any doubts and misconceptions you may have had. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with us by clicking on the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page.

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Keep in touch with us

You can use the following information to contact us if you want to rush our organization or if you would like to know more about Beta Chi Theta at Texas A&M University. You can also visit our National Website at www.betachitheta.com for more information about Beta Chi Theta as a national fraternity.