179th Beta Theta Pi General Convention

In 1858, Beta brothers came together in Virginia to conduct Fraternity business and celebrate the 19th anniversary of Beta Theta Pi. One-hundred and sixty years later, the Fraternity is set to do it all again. In 2018, Betas, Sweethearts and friends will join together in Norfolk, Virginia, in honor of 179-years of history and tradition. With the largest Navy-base in the world and miles of waterfront views, the only question that remains is: Will you embark on the journey?

179th General Convention Essential Information

All Betas and families, Friends of Beta, Sweethearts, Advisors, General Fraternity Officers and Board Members

Norfolk, Virginia

August 2-5, 2018

The cost of Convention varies depending on whether you are an undergraduate, alumnus, volunteer or guest. Please see the appropriate FAQs for pricing.

All Convention guests will be staying at the Marriott Norfolk Waterside Hotel & Convention Center. Please see the FAQs for reservation information.

Please see the “Schedule at a Glance” for a listing of events and sessions.

The early-bird registration deadline for undergraduates and volunteers is April 15. The final day to register is June 29.

Answers to common questions are available in the FAQ document. For additional help, please contact the Administrative Office at 800.800.BETA.

Convention attendees can set sail on board the beautiful American Rover for a two-hour cruise on the Elizabeth River and the Hampton Roads Harbor. Guests can lend a hand with the sails, take a turn at the helm, or just sit back, relax and enjoy all of the sights that Norfolk has to offer. Add this optional excursion to your cart upon checkout when you register. (Note: Due to the ship’s capacity, this opportunity is limited to the first 125 guests who register.)

The official 179th General Convention T-shirt will be available for pick-up onsite at Convention. When you register, don’t forget to add the shirt to your cart upon checkout. (Note: Only a small quantity of T-shirts will be available on-site for purchase, so it’s recommended to order in advance to guarantee availability and preferred size.)

Essential Links


Register for the 179th


179th Schedule-At-a-Glance

Who's Attending

Who’s Attending the 179th

FAQs - Undergrads/Advisors/House Corp

179th FAQs for Package Attendees (Undergraduates, Advisors and House Corporation Volunteers)

FAQs - Alumni and Guests

179th FAQs for Alumni and Guests


179th FAQs for General Fraternity Officers

Apply for Awards

Apply for Chapter and Individual Awards