Beta Theta Pi

Men of Principle 

Since the start of Beta’s award-winning Men of Principle initiative in 1998, the Fraternity has seen significant improvements in the areas of academics, recruitment, risk management and leadership development. Before Men of Principle, the Fraternity’s average chapter GPA was just above a 2.8. Today the Fraternity’s GPA has risen to a 3.204, the highest of all fraternities. The average chapter/colony size is 74 men, compared to 48.9 in 1997. In 1998 there was an average of 1.95 volunteer advisors per chapter. Today, an average of 8.0 advisors work with each chapter/colony. Today, as it was back in 1839, Beta Theta Pi is a shining example across North America for all that is good and true when men come together in a brotherhood of purpose, friendship and fidelity. 

Our Mission – To develop men of principle for a principled life. 

Our Vision – Every member will live Beta Theta Pi’s values. 

Our Core Values 

  • 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, with 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 consequences of their actions on themselves and others. 
  • Integrity - Betas preserve their character by doing what is morally right and demanding the same from their brothers. 


Beta Theta Pi – Theta Delta Colony 

Beta Theta Pi has a rich history on The Ohio State University’s campus dating back to December of 1885.  The men of Theta Delta are a diverse group whose passion for the colony aims to leave a lasting legacy on the chapter after applying for their new Charter. Beta men enjoy a variety of weekly events that aim to build brotherhood, strengthen relationships with other campus organizations, and serve the Ohio State and Columbus community. A large opportunity for leadership experience and paving the way for future generations are some of the biggest benefits that the men of Beta enjoy as they reestablish themselves on campus. At the same time, as an older organization we have a very active and large alumni network to celebrate our chapter and traditions that date back 130 years. 


Leave a Legacy 

“In a world where instant self-gratification is prized more than ever, the greatest thing Beta has given me is the opportunity to work for things much greater than myself, and the brotherhood that accompanies that self-sacrifice.” – President, Daniel Grainger 

Heralded as one of North America’s great old college fraternities, Beta Theta Pi is long in experience and certainly not short in its list of member achievements. Known today as the “Leadership Fraternity,” Beta’s list of alumni who have gone on to achieve extraordinary professional and personal success is both inspiring and reinforcing to those who call Beta Theta Pi their own. 


Committed to Leadership Development  

  • As you can see, leadership is very important to our fraternity.  Here is a list of programs that the General Fraternity and our alumni sponsor our brothers to attend: 
    • John and Nellie Wooden Institute  
    • Keystone Regional Chapter Officer Development Conference 
    • Chapter Preidents Leadership Academy  
    • Peter F. Greiner Leadership College at Beta Theta Pi’s General Convention 
    • Undergraduate Inter-Fraternity Institute (UIFI)  

Who we are 

  • Involvement – Brothers represent over 50 different extracurricular organizations on campus 
  • Leadership – Sent 23 brothers to 5 different Beta sponsored leadership conferences 
  • Academics – Our chapter wide GPA is a 3.37 


What we do 

  • Programming – Socials with Sororities, Formals, Date Functions, Service Trips, Philanthropy Events 
  • Brotherhood – Cookouts, Networking Events, Retreats, Watch Parties 
  • Alumni Events – Roundup, Homecoming, Alumni Speaker Series 
  • Athletics – Intramurals, Football Block Tailgate and Tickets