Since 1998, Beta Theta Pi has been undergoing a revolutionary transformation — back to where it began.
In 1879, Beta Theta Pi was the first college fraternity to publish its constitution. Today, while we continue to guard certain secrets reserved for our members, we invite the widest knowledge of our objects and aspirations.
Article 1 Name and Objects: Section 2.
"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 worthy of the highest aim and purpose of associated effort."
To develop men of principle for a principled life.
Every member will live Beta Theta Pi’s values.
To build lasting bonds of friendship and brotherhood, Beta calls for:
Mutual Assistance – Betas believe that men are mutually obligated to help others in the honorable labors and aspirations of life.
Intellectual Growth – Betas are devoted to continually cultivating their minds, including high standards of academic achievement.
Trust - Betas develop absolute faith and confidence in one another by being true to themselves and others.
Responsible Conduct - Betas choose to act responsibly, weighing the consequences of their actions on themselves and those around them.
Integrity - Betas preserve their character by doing what is morally right and demanding the same from their brothers.