Beta Theta Pi - Purdue University

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Beta Mu Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at Purdue University

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2 Beta Mu Link B eta Mu ended the spring semester on a high note, initiating the spring pledge class in Oxford, attending our Spring Formal in Louisville, hosting a trike race philanthropy with Chi Omega, finishing in the top five in grades for the semester, and second in community service hours among Purdue's fraternities. Morale was at an all-time high after initiation in mid-April, which carried until the end of the semester. We have developed a new Moms' Club and are very grateful for all they have done—supplied finals week snacks, purchased a volleyball net, planned the move-in cookout, helped with Dads' Day, and much more. Over the summer, we had multiple brothers attend both Wooden and Convention. At Wooden, brothers were able to strengthen their Beta experience to be truly values-based. At Convention, we won a Leadership Development Award and were able to see what it will look like for us to obtain a charter. That is the big goal for the executive team and Chapter for the year, to finally turn this colony into a Chapter at next year's Convention. As we have begun our second full school year, we are grasping what it looks like to run various aspects of the Chapter such as Kai, recruitment, and programming more smoothly. We are excited to have a full house and have hit the ground running, excelling in all areas of the fraternal experience, including bringing in more Men of Principle. Yours in _kai_, Griffin Hoover '18 (317) 518-5905 Morale Boost Has Beta Mu Riding High new Members and aspirations Lead the March into a new Year Left: Beta Mu's spring 2016 class. Middle: Grand Prix driver Steve Hannah '18 works on Beta Mu's cart. Right: Members of Beta Mu with their dates for the Prairie Rose Formal in Louisville. From left: Nathan Brehm '18, Brandon Howe '18, Grant Stohler '18, Alex Miller '18, Micah Dean '18, Aaron Bowers '18, and Grant Bullerdick '19. The Indianapolis Star recently published a story about the positive effects of fraternities. The reporter reached out to Brandon Cutler, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life at Purdue. He has a positive view of the current events at Beta Mu and directed the reporter to the Chapter. Visit the link below to read the full article, which includes quotes from Chapter President Griffin Hoover '18. education/2016/09/09/purdue-iu- greek-life-moves-past-troubled- history/89553588/ O ur newest members are a very strong group of individuals. They prove that Beta is back and is strong at Purdue. Below are some statistics about our 2016 pledge class: • Cumulative GPA of 3.69 • 10 recipients of Purdue academic scholarships • 3 high school valedictorians • Nearly all new members played varsity sports in high school 2016 pledge Class At-a-Glance

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