Founded in 1839, Beta Theta Pi is one of the oldest fraternities in America and boasts a long history of social, athletic, and academic excellence.                 

                        Why Beta?                              

- You'll have a close group of friends that will stay with you for life

- You'll develop excellent leadership skills and have the chance to put them into practice

- You'll be exposed to some of the best internships and career opportunities through our strong alumni network

- You'll have some of the best academic resources to help you succeed

-You'll participate in Greek Week and Homecoming with other members of greek life

-You'll experience some of the best social life college has to offer

Brothers of Beta Theta Pi go on to forge some of the most successful and enduring legacies after college. Our brothers dominate fields ranging from athletics to government & politics. Some of our most successful alumni include:


Bill Bowerman - founder of Nike

Sam Walton - founder of Wal Mart

John D. Zeglis - former chairman and CEO of AT&T

John Anderson - namesake of the UCLA “Anderson School of Management”

George H. Whipple - Nobel Prize winner in physiology/medicine

Thomas A. Bartlett- Rhodes Scholar and Chancellor of Univ. of Alabama

Adam West - Batman

Neil Everett- Sportscaster for ESPN

John Wooden- UCLA basketball coach

Bobby Douglass- Quarterback for the Chicago Bears

Eddie Eagan- Olympic gold medalist in boxing

Frankie Baumholtz - NBA & MLB player

Charles G. Koch- Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries

Joseph P. Allen- Astronaut

Schuyler Colfax- United States Vice President

William Perry- Secretary of Defense

Currently, 11 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are brothers of Beta (more than any other fraternity) and Forbes ranked Beta as the best fraternity for “future CEOs”.   

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The University of Maryland Greek system is one of the best set of organizations to join on campus. Members of Greek life have higher GPAs, greater networking opportunities, limitless social experiences, and most importantly, lifelong friendships. Make the best decision of your college career & rush Beta.

Recruitment Chair: Kevin Adams- 443-572-1222

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