Beta Theta Pi


Chapter: Zeta Xi

Nickname: Beta

Nationally Founded: August 8, 1839

Locally Founded: April 27, 1995

President: James Weindel

Recruitment Chair: Zach Stellhorn

Members: 51


Address: 503 S. Davis

Phone: 660-627-BETA

The Zeta Xi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi was founded on April 27, 1995 at Truman State University. Our 26 local founding fathers started an organization, called Beta Lambda Epsilon, which prided itself on Brotherhood through Leadership and Excellence, which eventually became Beta Theta Pi. Now, over 15 years later, Beta Theta Pi has initiated over 400 young, collegiate men who value the same principles of brotherhood, leadership, excellence, and, most importantly, the name of Beta Theta Pi.

Despite being one of the youngest fraternities on campus, Betas have proven their dedication to leadership and excellence in all facets of campus life. In fact, we have earned many awards from the general fraternity, as well as our campus IFC. Some examples include two Knox Awards, Beta’s highest award for chapter excellence, IFC’s Most Outstanding Chapter Award, and several Sisson Awards for chapter excellence. The Zeta Xi members place a strong emphasis on giving back to the campus and the community. Our members are involved, often holding leadership positions, in many other organizations such as the Student Activities Board, Student Senate, Center for Student Involvement, Blue Key, GlobeMed, the IFC executive board, Greek Life Intern, and Student Ambassadors. In addition, many of our brothers are members of numerous Varsity and Club sports. The Betas at Truman volunteered over 5,000 hours of their time for various charitable organizations.

Beta Theta Pi prides itself on excellence, whether it is in the classroom, throughout the community, or on the sports field. Our commitment to academic excellence can be seen in our chapter regularly having the highest semester and cumulative grade point averages of all the fraternities for both our actives and new members. Outside of the classroom, Beta Theta Pi is a strong competitor in the Intramurals circuit, winning the Greek Intramural Trophy 8 out of the last 11 years, dating back to 1999. Beta also prides itself on community service. Of the 70 plus members of our chapter, Beta Theta Pi actives average over 20 hours of community service a year.

If you want to be a part of a Brotherhood that prides itself on excellence, leadership, academics, athletics, and social opportunities, then you should Rush Beta. Rushing Beta Theta Pi will not hinder your grades, or your ability to play sports, but, rather, enhance them. You made the decision to rush, now make the decision to join Beta. Congratulations on deciding to rush and good luck!