What is different about being a Founding Father?
- Rather than adapt to a culture that does not align with your beliefs, you have the freedom and responsibility to help shape the direction of a new chapter on campus. You have the ability to build your own positive experience and leave a legacy for those who will become members in the years after you graduate. Immediate leadership opportunities exist and are available for all members instead of having to wait two or three years. Becoming a Founding Father provides the chance to help bring positive change to the entire Greek Community at LSU through living the values of Beta Theta Pi.
How much time do I need to commit?
- It depends on your role with the Fraternity. If you are the president or an executive officer, you will have different responsibilities than a committee member. Either way, members can expect to invest at least five hours each week to Beta Theta Pi.
Can I become a Founding Father while remaining involved on campus?
- The Founding Father process does require work and time, but being involved on campus is equally important as chapter commitments. In fact, our members are encouraged to be involved with other campus activities and university initiatives each year.
I am concerned about finances....
- We understand there is a financial investment in becoming a Founding Father, but we do not want money to be the reason you miss this opportunity. The Beta Theta Pi Foundation offers $82,675 annually in scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,150. Further, payment plans can be established to ease any burden over a period of time.
Why should I "Go Beta?"
- We believe life is about relationships. You will surround yourself with kind and intelligent people by "Going Beta." This organization is full of opportunity. It will enrich your life tremendously if you contribute and open yourself up to the experience.
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