The award-winning John and Nellie Wooden Institute for Men of Principle is an incredible opportunity for initiated Betas that focuses on the ritual of Beta Theta Pi and becoming a better leader. The Wooden Institute allows Betas to interact with brothers and Friends of Beta from across North America. Participants share ideas, dissect Fraternity ritual, partake in challenging activities that focus on leadership skills, learn more about the history of Beta Theta Pi and reflect on the Fraternity’s heritage. Most importantly, participants have fun with other initiated Betas in Oxford, Ohio!
Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and you must be an initiated member to attend. Participation is open to 9 members per chapter with a maximum of three members per chapter/colony, per session. Because quarter schools can't attend all sessions, they may send four and/or five members to each of the last two sessions.
The Wooden Institute was endowed and named by Carol and James A. Collins, UCLA '50 in honor of legendary coach John R. Wooden, Purdue '32 and his beloved wife Nellie.
This program received the Most Outstanding Use of a Foundation Grant Award from the North-American Interfraternity Conference in 1999.