Why beta?

Why Rush Beta?

Beta Theta Pi is one of the top fraternities on campus, excelling in academics, sports, philanthropy, and campus involvement. Founded in 1836, our fraternity is the only one on campus that owns its own house and land. We have won the IFC Sports Trophy 37 times in the last 50 years, and we have produced the most Rhodes scholars (eight) of any Beta chapter worldwide. With a membership roll of over 1900 members and a strong alumni association, Beta Theta Pi holds a strong presence in the Vancouver business community.

Overall, Beta Theta Pi holds one of the most impressive alumni of any fraternity. The Beta tradition has produced some of North America’s most outstanding men. The rolls of Beta Theta Pi include more than 80 Rhode scholars, 197 members of the United States Congress, 23 state governors, six Congressional Medal of Honour winners and 11 current CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

Our Mission Statement

Beta Theta Pi is dedicated to building men of principle for a principled life. Our brotherhood aids the individual, builds the fraternity, and strengthens the host academic institution through lifelong devotion to intellectual excellence, high standards of moral conduct, and responsible citizenship.

We Are Dedicated To:

Lifelong Friendship - Bonded by oath and ritual, Betas form lifelong bonds of trust and friendship, which are the foundation of the Fraternity’s mission.

Cultivation of the Intellect - Beta membership encourages individual and chapter support of the academic mission and provides opportunities for co-curricular learning and personal growth

Responsible Leadership - Betas participate in a system of self governance, bound by trust and responsibility, which nurtures the development of social and leadership skills.

Responsible Social Conduct - Beta is committed to standards of social conduct which are guided by principles of urbane, civil, courteous and responsible development.

Commitment to Community - The experience of being a Beta encourages men to serve their university, fraternal, and local communities.