Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a fraternity?
- How will my son benefit from joining Beta Chi Theta?
- Will joining Beta Chi Theta affect my son’s academics?
- What kind of connections does Beta Chi Theta offer?
- What are alumni doing now?
- What kind of activities will my son be involved in, if he joins this fraternity?
- What is Beta Chi Theta’s policy on Hazing?
- What is Beta Chi Theta’s policy on Alcohol?
- What kind of social opportunities are available to my son?
- What are the principles of the organization?
- Who can I contact for more information?
In essence, a fraternity is an organization of men drawn together by friendship, shared interests, and common goals. While in school, a student will have the chance to be a part of different of groups, from the academic honorary to the social. There are a variety of choices available that will help to improve the student’s college experience. Social Fraternities help to improve the social aspects of a student’s life and are primarily separated based on gender. To be a part of a social fraternity is to be a part of Greek Life at a University. Here are just a few statistics about Greeks:
48% of all US Presidents have been Greek
42% of US Senators are Greek
30% of US Congressmen/women are Greek
40% of all US Supreme Court Justices have been Greek
30% of Fortune 500 Executives are Greek
Beta Chi Theta is classified as a South Asian interest social fraternity that is open to males of any background. Even though the common interest in South Asian culture is what brings us together, we celebrate and respect diversity in all its forms.
Most parents would prefer their children to go to the same schools, in that the older one would be able to mentor the younger one as he goes through the obstacles that present itself while in college. Well, rather than just having one or two older siblings, Beta Chi Theta will provide your son with a network of Brothers who will help to guide and mold him into a gentleman and help him succeed in his goals. This network of Brothers who share similar backgrounds and ideals is what separates us from other organizations.
The connections and bonds created are hardly temporary, but lifelong. Additionally, joining Beta Chi Theta will allow your son to experience tremendous personal growth. Each Chapter is responsible for the success and expansion of their organization. Professional skills are attained and enhanced by each Brother of Beta Chi Theta. Here is a list of skills that Beta Chi Theta will help to develop:
Establishing a set of goals and a plans of action
Planning and organizing events and activities.
Oral: Opportunities for public speaking are presented to Brothers through meetings, presentations, seminars, and negotiations.
Written: Brother’s will be exposed to writing proposals, letters, guides, articles for publications, as well as for speeches.
Brother’s will learn to effectively resolve issues within the organization, helping to improve efficiency and productivity
Brothers will actively interact with each other and individuals outside the organization to accomplish tasks
Interacting with external organizations such as Non-profit Organizations, News organizations, and other companies.
Maintaining and planning budgets – exposure to finance and corporate banking
Marketing / Advertising
These skills will help each member in the future as they pursue their goals. Our members are involved in an array of campus activities, and they are visible campus leaders able to successfully balance all aspects of their lives. As we continue to expand our membership, our brothers have a unique opportunity to attain high positions in the fraternity, where they will directly influence decisions that will guide the direction of our organization.
Yes, in a very POSITIVE way. The majority of our chapters have the highest GPA’s among those involved in Greek Life. Did you also know that on average the All-Greek GPA is higher than the All-Undergraduate GPA? What does this say about Beta Chi Theta? Well, it says that Academics is the number one priority for our members. First and foremost, our members come to college to get an education and fulfill their professional aspirations. Our members consistently excel in scholastic achievement.
This notion is backed by the fact that Academic Excellence is one of the core principles that Beta Chi Theta was founded upon. All of our chapters have a minimum GPA requirement that members must meet or exceed to be considered in good standing. In addition, programs are available to aid the member to succeed academically, such as mentoring, study hours, and tutoring. Many of our members are recipients of academics awards and scholarships.
Beta Chi Theta prides itself in having an extensive and influential network of Alumni who are leaders in their respective fields. As an organization with over 700+ members, our alumni are involved in a vast array of disciplines, including Medicine, Law, Engineering, Business, and Finance. No matter which career choice interests your son, there will be at least one brother who has gone down the same path and will be more than willing to help your son in his professional pursuits. Our members are affiliated with some of the top companies and universities in the world today. Here is a list of some of those organizations that our members are involved with:
Even after graduating, alumni our actively involved in the Fraternity, and they are kept up to date through alumni newsletters and even have alumni events of their own. Our alumni help to serve as guides and mentors for the Fraternity, eager to help whenever necessary. This is exemplified by the fact that our National Board and the Directors are made up of prominent alumni who have demonstrated the skills necessary to lead this organization.
Being a part of Beta Chi Theta will allow your son the opportunity to plan and organize a variety of events. These events can include anything from community service, fundraising events, and social mixers, as well as those that expand to other areas such as academic and cultural, which include lectures, workshops and seminars. These events will not only improve the quality of life on campus, but will allow your son to be remembered as not just having attended the University, but as someone who has made a significant and positive impact for all students and the surrounding community.
Beta Chi Theta has a zero tolerance policy on hazing. We have a New Member Education program by which membership is attained. Through this program, he will learn about the history and values of the fraternity, all the while getting to know his fellow members through team building activities that will help to improve his interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills.
Beta Chi Theta implements a very strict and detailed risk management policy. For one, the fraternity discourages anyone under the age of 21 from drinking alcohol and ensures that at any social event alcohol is not provided to minors. These standards are also enforced by university policy, as well as state and federal laws. We feel that excessive alcohol consumption is detrimental to one’s health and contradictory to the Fraternity’s ideals. The majority of our events are alcohol-free such as those related to recruitment and philanthropy.
Being in Beta Chi Theta will allow your son the opportunity to organize social events that help to cultivate a professional, fun atmosphere conducive to networking. Actively participating in these types of events will only help to further your son’s social skills, allowing him to have a high level of social maturity and open up new doors of opportunity that will greatly aid his professional and personal life.
Built upon on the primary principle of Brotherhood, the pillars of the fraternity include Tradition, Service to Humanity, promoting South Asian Awareness, striving for Academic Excellence, and creating a unified Nationwide Network.. Each member aims to fulfill the goals and ideologies set forth by Beta Chi Theta. Through various events and projects, each Chapter and Colony not only helps ensure our Fraternity’s success, but also helps each individual brother succeed in their own lives.
We fully understand that as a Parent you only want the best for your son. While this FAQ may not answer all your questions, we hope that it has cleared any doubts and misconceptions you may have had. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with us.