List of Beta Theta Pi chapters

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The following is a list of chapters and colonies of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. As of 2014, the organization lists 127 active groups, of which 27 are colonies, and 83 are chapters in good standing.[1] Additionally, many chapters have become dormant since the fraternity was founded in 1839.

Active[edit]

University Chapter Year founded (year given charter)
University of Cincinnati Beta Nu 1840
Ohio University Beta Kappa 1841 (recolonized 2012)
Washington & Jefferson College Gamma 1842
Princeton University Theta Epsilon 1843 (underground)
DePauw University Delta 1845
University of Michigan Lambda 1845 (recolonized 2010)
Indiana University Pi 1845 (revoked 2001; recolonized 2003)
Wabash College Tau 1846
Centre College Epsilon 1848 (revoked 2006; recolonized 2011; rechartered 2014)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eta 1852
Hanover College Iota 1853 (recolonized 2011) (Closed 2014 due to lack of numbers. All members put on Alumni Status)
Knox College Xi 1855
University of Virginia Omicron 1855 (rechartered 2010)
Washington and Lee University Alpha Rho 1856-1861, 1865-1898, 1917-2004 (recolonized 2007)
University of South Carolina Upsilon 1858 (revoked 1861, 2000; recolonized 1991, 2010; rechartered 2012)
Bethany College Psi 1860 (recolonized 2009)
University of Iowa Alpha Beta 1866 (revoked 2002; recolonized 2005)
Wittenberg University Alpha Gamma 1867
Westminster College Alpha Delta 1868
Denison University Alpha Eta 1868 (revoked 2001; recolonized 2004; rechartered 2008)
Washington University in St. Louis Alpha Iota 1869-1879, 1901-1992, 1997
University of Kansas Alpha Nu 1873
Northwestern University Rho 1873
University of Wisconsin–Madison Alpha Pi 1873
The College of William & Mary Zeta Upsilon 1876 (recolonized 2000)
Johns Hopkins University Alpha Chi 1877
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Alpha Phi 1877-1880, 1972-2002 (recolonized 2003)
University of California, Berkeley Omega 1879
Cornell University Beta Delta 1879
Kenyon College Beta Alpha 1879
University of Maine Beta Eta 1879
University of Mississippi Beta Beta 1879
Stevens Institute of Technology Sigma 1879
St. Lawrence University Beta Zeta 1879 (suspended 2005; recolonized 2009)
Colgate University Beta Theta 1880
University of Pennsylvania Phi 1880
University of Puget Sound Delta Epsilon 1880
Columbia University Alpha Alpha 1881
Vanderbilt University Beta Lambda 1884
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Alpha Tau 1888
Pennsylvania State University Alpha Upsilon 1888
University of Minnesota Beta Pi 1889
University of Denver Alpha Zeta 1889 (revoked 2007; recolonized 2011)
Wesleyan University Mu Epsilon 1890
University of Missouri Zeta Phi 1890 joined Beta Theta Pi, founded independently in 1870
West Virginia University Beta Psi 1900
University of Washington Beta Omega 1901
University of Illinois Sigma Rho 1902 (revoked 2009; recolonized 2013)
Iowa State University Tau Sigma 1905 (recolonized 2006; rechartered 2012)
University of Toronto Theta Zeta 1906
University of Oklahoma Gamma Phi 1907
Colorado School of Mines Beta Phi 1908
University of Oregon Beta Rho 1909
University of South Dakota Gamma Alpha 1912
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Beta Upsilon 1913 (recolonized 2012)
University of Utah Gamma Beta 1913 (revoked 2010; recolonized 2011)
University of Idaho Gamma Gamma 1914
Kansas State University Gamma Epsilon 1914
Georgia Tech Gamma Eta 1916 (revoked 2012; under reorganization 2013)
Whitman College Gamma Zeta 1916
Washington State University Gamma Theta 1919
University of North Dakota Gamma Kappa 1922
Oklahoma State University Gamma Lambda 1923
University of California, Los Angeles Gamma Nu 1926
University of Florida Gamma Xi 1930
University of British Columbia Gamma Omicron 1936
Lawrence University Gamma Pi 1936
Duke University Gamma Rho 1939
University of Southern California Gamma Tau 1947
Emory University Gamma Upsilon 1948
The University of the South Gamma Chi 1949
Michigan State University Gamma Psi 1950 (revoked 2007; recolonized 2011)
Southern Methodist University Gamma Omega 1951 (closed 2005; recolonized 2009; rechartered 2011)
Wichita State University Delta Gamma 1959
University of Arizona Delta Beta 1959 (recolonized 1986)
University of Alabama Delta Theta 1964
Auburn University Delta Zeta 1964
Kettering University Delta Eta 1964
The University of Tennessee Delta Kappa 1967
Florida State University Delta Lambda (colony) 1969-1999 Closed due to inactivity. Recolonizing as of 2014
Clemson University Delta Nu 1970
University of Louisville Delta Pi 1971
The University of Texas at Arlington Delta Rho 1971
Eastern Kentucky University Delta Xi 1971 (recolonized 2006; rechartered 2010)
University of California, Irvine Delta Sigma 1975
Case Western Reserve University Lambda Kappa-Beta 1979
Baylor University Delta Psi 1980 (recolonized 2012)
University of Maryland Delta Omega 1982 (recolonized 2008; rechartered 2012)
East Carolina University Epsilon Alpha 1983 (recolonized 2004; rechartered 2005)
Central Michigan University Epsilon Gamma 1985
California Polytechnic State University Epsilon Delta 1986
University of Georgia Epsilon Epsilon 1986
Texas A&M University Epsilon Eta 1987
University of Missouri–Kansas City Epsilon Lambda 1989
University of Kentucky Epsilon Omicron 1990 (recolonized 2010; rechartered 2013)
Carleton University Epsilon Upsilon 1991
Eastern Washington University Epsilon Omega 1993
University of California, San Diego Zeta Gamma 1995 (revoked 1999; recolonized 2013)
San Jose State University Zeta Eta 1995
Truman State University Zeta Xi 1995
Villanova University Zeta Epsilon 1995
University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh Zeta Zeta 1995
George Washington University Zeta Nu 1997
Nova Southeastern University Zeta Mu 1997
Southern Illinois University Zeta Omicron 1998
Furman University Zeta Lambda 1998 (recolonized 2008; rechartered 2013)
University of Connecticut Zeta Chi 1999
Saint Louis University Zeta Tau 1999
University of Central Florida Zeta Psi 2000
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Zeta Rho 2001
Florida International University Eta Gamma 2005
University of Miami Eta Beta 2006
Eastern Illinois University Colony 2007
John Carroll University Eta Epsilon 2007
Loyola Marymount University Eta Alpha 2007
University of San Diego Zeta Omega 2007
University of Dayton Eta Delta 2009
Northeastern University Eta Zeta 2009 (chartered 2013)
Texas Christian University Eta Eta 2011 (chartered 2014)
University of Arkansas Colony 2012
Creighton University Eta Iota 2012
University of the Pacific Eta Kappa 2012
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Colony 2012
High Point University Colony 2012
Drexel University Colony 2013
University of Pittsburgh Colony 2013
College of Charleston Eta Lambda 2014
American University Colony 2014
North Carolina State University Colony 2014
The Ohio State University Theta Delta 1885 (recolonized 2014)

Inactive[edit]

University Chapter Years in existence Reason for inactivity
Miami University Alpha 1839, recolonized 1999-2014 Closed by fraternity due to hazing and alcohol[2][3]
Transylvania University Epsilon 1842-1847 Unknown
Brown University Kappa 1848-unknown Unknown
Hampden-Sydney College Zeta 1850-Unknown, 2005-2012 Unknown
Ohio Wesleyan University Theta 1853-2000 Chapter suspended
Davidson College Phi Alpha 1858-1971 Charter revoked due to change in university administration policy of self-selection[4]
Beloit College Chi 1860-1988 Unknown
United States Naval Academy Omega 1863-1865 Disestablished; active during Civil War when USNA temporarily relocated to Newport, RI[5][6]
University of Chicago Lamda Rho 1869-unknown Unknown
The College of Wooster Alpha Lambda 1872-1913 Inactive due to a ban by the Board of Trustees in 1913.
Rutgers University Beta Gamma 1879-2000 Charter revoked
The University of Texas at Austin Beta Omicron 1886-2009 Unknown
University of Texas Beta Omicron 1886-unknown Inactive
Syracuse University Beta Epsilon 1889-1956, 1960-2000 Unknown
Lehigh University Beta Chi 1891-2008 Chapter suspended
Yale University Phi Chi 1892-1966, 1990-2007 Went inactive, recolonized 1990, disbanded
Stanford University Lambda Sigma 1894-1997 Charter suspended
Purdue University Beta Mu 1903-2012 Charter revoked
Tulane University Beta Xi 1908-1993 Charter revoked
Colorado College Gamma Delta 1914-1990 Charter revoked
Carnegie Mellon University Gamma Iota 1920-2013 Unknown
Oregon State University Gamma Mu 1923-1998, 2000-2003 Financial difficulties
Willamette University Gamma Sigma 1947-2011 Suspended
University of Western Ontario Delta Alpha 1952-unknown Unknown
Bowling Green State University Delta Delta 1959-1962, local fraternity Beta Gamma; 1962-2004, Beta Theta Pi chapter Charter revoked
Ball State University Delta Iota 1965-2003 Charter revoked
Texas Tech University Delta Mu 1970-2010 Suspended
Weber State University Delta Omicron 1971 - 1995 Charter returned to general fraternity
Wright State University Delta Phi 1977-2009 Disbanded
Tennessee Technological University Epsilon Phi 1986-2005 Chapter went inactive due to low membership
Chico State Epsilon Iota 1987-2007 Charter revoked
Middle Tennessee State University Epsilon Theta 1988-2010 Chapter suspended
Colorado State University Epsilon Kappa 1989-Unknown, 2004-2012 Unknown
Binghamton University Epsilon Psi 1991-2008 Chapter went inactive due to low membership
University of Rhode Island Epsilon Chi 1993-2010 Charter revoked
University of Nevada Las Vegas Zeta Kappa 1994-2002 Disbanded
University of South Florida Zeta Beta 1994-2009 Disbanded
Florida Atlantic University Zeta Delta 1995-2009 Disbanded
Pepperdine University Zeta Pi 2000-2007 Charter revoked
West Chester University Zeta Sigma 2001-2010 or 2011[citation needed] Unknown
Bishop's University Epsilon Xi 2003 Charter revoked
Bowdoin College Unknown Unknown Unknown
San Diego State University Epsilon Beta 1984-2000 Disbanded
University of Guelph Epsilon Zeta 1985-199? Unknown
University of California, Santa Barbara Epsilon Pi 1989-2014 Charter revoked due to alcohol violations[7]
  1. ^ "Chapter Listing". Beta Theta Pi. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Miami U. fraternity closing after hazing allegations, alcohol violations". wlwt.com. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Beta Theta Pi Fraternity closes Alpha chapter". Miami University. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fraternities at Davidson College". Davidson College. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  5. ^ https://my.betathetapi.org/ors/campusinformation.aspx?id=100130
  6. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=RwETAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=Beta+Theta+Pi+naval+academy&source=bl&ots=sJk2oNSYiR&sig=yM3VOhF-1b93PyxqSYDWEfdNPFY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Z0XpUYb8AYma9gTa4IFw&ved=0CFIQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=Beta%20Theta%20Pi%20naval%20academy&f=false
  7. ^ Zimmerman, Peeka (4 December 2014). "Beta Theta Pi Suspended After Alcohol Incident". Dail Nexus (UCSB student paper). Retrieved 5 December 2014.