April 20, 2017
Martin Cobb, Director of Communication
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beta Theta Pi Announces Expansion to Seton Hall University
The Fraternity’s newest colony arrives on the New Jersey campus in spring 2018.
OXFORD, OHIO, April 20, 2017 –Today, Beta Theta Pi announces that it has been selected to expand at Seton Hall University, with plans to bring the Fraternity’s Men of Principle initiative to the South Orange, New Jersey, campus in spring 2018.
The invitation to join the university’s thriving Greek community comes after extensive discussions with students and administrators who see significant alignment between the missions and cultures of the two historic institutions.
“The Department of Student Life at Seton Hall University is dedicated to comprehensive support of our Fraternity and Sorority community,” said Seton Hall Assistant Director of Leadership Development Michael David. “Both administrators and members of the Interfraternity Council were impressed by Beta’s strong commitment to developing strong leaders and strong partnerships with host institutions. We believe that, with the addition of Beta Theta Pi, more undergraduate men will be able to find a sense of belonging to our community while enriching their lives with the values that are espoused by the organization.”
Founded in 1856 and home to nearly 10,000 students, Seton Hall is one of America’s leading Catholic universities. In total, the school’s Greek community currently consists of 25 fraternities and sororities with the more than 1,200 Greek-affiliated members who recently achieved a 3.31 GPA and logged more than 14,000 community service hours.
“The strength in the partnership between Beta Theta Pi and Seton Hall lies in our shared commitment to developing students and enhancing Greek and campus communities,” said Beta Theta Pi Executive Director Jeff Rundle. “We welcome continued collaboration with university students and administrators as Fraternity staff, volunteers and more than 1,800 local alumni prepare to create a new home for Beta at SHU next spring.”
Beta’s colony at Seton Hall University will be the Fraternity’s third active chapter or colony in the Garden State, in addition to groups at Stevens Institute of Technology and The College of New Jersey.
Beta Theta Pi is a college fraternity committed to developing men of principle for a principled life. Founded in 1839, Beta is the fraternal home of more than 200,000 members, including 10,000 undergraduates on 135 campuses across North America. The Fraternity’s Administrative Office is located near its founding site at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Justin Warren, Senior Writer
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity