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THE STATE OF THE FRATERNITY

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Beta Theta Pi has made remarkable strides since inception of the Men of Principle initiative. Still, in a year when fraternities were plagued by setbacks, performance indicators measuring the Fraternity’s general health and trajectory show Beta was no exception.

SELF-GOVERNANCE

Indicator of personal student discipline.

2.820 All-Chapter GPA in 1997.

4

chapters were closed by the Board of Trustees in 2017-18.

3.242 All-Chapter GPA in 2017.

2

expansion projects denied in the wake of the Penn State tragedy.

EDUCATION

VOLUNTEERS

Saturation rate of teaching Beta undergraduates about responsibility, character and leading with integrity.

Number of Beta alumni and Friends of Beta who advise Beta undergraduates.

THE BETA THETA PI

7

students graduated from a Beta leadership program in 1996-97.

1,912

students graduated from a Beta leadership program in 2017-18.

23,321

Betas have graduated from a leadership program since the Men of Principle initiative launched in 1998.

Beta’s relevancy in the campus marketplace.

1,036 689 + 84

1,809

House Corporation Members General Fraternity Officers total Beta volunteers in 2018.

10,226

140

135

undergraduates in 2018.

chapters/colonies in 1997.

chapters/colonies in 2018.

49

76

average chapter size in 1997.

8

average number of advisors per chapter in 2018.

Chapter Advisors

6,842 undergraduates in 1997.

RECRUITMENT

2

average number of advisors per chapter in 1997.

average chapter size in 2018.

2,509

men pledged in fall 2017 – the second-highest fall on record.

1,207

men pledged in spring 2018, down 11.4% from spring 2017.

7%

total new membership drop in 2017-18, compared to 2015-16.

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