Founding Father Experience
Being a founding father is a unique experience where you will 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. 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 your campus. In addition to the numerous programs offered by the General Fraternity, there are a number of leadership opportunities available beginning in the first term, and you have a chance to help bring positive change to the entire Greek community at your campus through living the values of Beta Theta Pi.
In terms of time commitment, founding fathers should expect to invest at least five hours each week to Beta Theta Pi, but that may vary given your role with the Fraternity. If you are the president or an executive officer, you will have different responsibilities than a committee member.
Beta strives to support and enable founding fathers to be successful. It is the only fraternity to dedicate a full-time chapter development consultant for each of its newly established chapters. For the first academic year, a trained Beta staff member will be on campus to oversee the recruitment, education and training of the new members. Moreover, each chapter has a full local volunteer advisory team that has completed advisor training and will support the chapter as mentors and coaches.