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RECRUITMENT

What makes Beta special?

Beta Theta Pi is the oldest Fraternity at the University of Maine. Over the past 129 years Betas have taken care of UMaine’s first mascot, a real live black bear named Bananas. The Beta House is over 100 years old and is one of the oldest buildings on campus. The house is home to 27 Beta brothers, with another 26 living out of house bringing our active chapter size to 53 brothers. Our home is full of history, and brothers and alumni love telling stories from the past.

Each semester Beta Theta Pi participates in many community service events. In the past service projects have included: The first Lego competition at Orono High School, running the Eddington School Fair, many hours logged in at Manna Ministries in Bangor, helping the Maine Public Radio Telethon, theme dances at 103 Ultra Lounge to raise money for our philanthropy, volunteering at Dirigo Pines Retirement home, participating and donating to other organizations philanthropy events for other fraternities & sororities such as the Alpha Phi Move Your Phi't 5K Run, Pi Beta Phi's Arrowspike Volleyball Tournament, & Sigma Phi Epsilon's Rock Against Rape. Our largest event of the year has always been Beta's Annual "Sleep-Out" to raise money for Rape Response Services of Bangor, the single biggest philanthropic event at the University of Maine.


Brothers enjoying Breakfast at Dysart's Diner Together

Being a brother of Beta Theta Pi means having the opportunity to participate in competitive intramural sports against other fraternity men throughout the school year. Beta has teams for flag football, floor hockey, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, swimming, ultimate frisbee, track & cross-country, dodgeball, and many other sports. There really is a sport for almost anyone!

Beta has an academic assistance program in place which is set up to help any pledges or brothers who may be having a difficult time in classes, to get them any and all the help they can get to excel in school.

In the past, the brothers of Beta had many brother enrichment events, including a trip of about 30 brothers to a Red Sox game down in Boston. Other events we’ve had include a pig roast, hours of volleyball and wiffle ball in the yard, paintball, snow tubing, broomball in the Alfond Arena, socials with sororities, movie nights, watching UMaine hockey, football and basketball games, watching professional sports such as the Superbowl or World Series on our 65" TV, poker and pool tournaments, and many other good times.

Brothers of Beta are very active on campus including being Resident Assistants, members of the student government, members of the Inter-fraternity Council, Greek Peer Educators, members of UMaine pep band, memebers of UMaine marching band, members of Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Honor Society, writers, editors and photographers for the Maine Campus, Senior Skulls, members of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and other academic honor societies on campus.




Sincerely,

Adam Littlefield
Recruitment Chair

 

 
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