March 13, 2017
Martin Cobb, Director of Communication
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity


Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Announces Expansion to Butler University

A partnership 10 years in the making, the Fraternity’s newest colony will begin recruitment in fall 2017.

OXFORD, OHIO, March 13, 2017 – Ten years ago, Beta Theta Pi began exploring opportunities for expansion at Butler University. Today, the Fraternity proudly announces that it has accepted an invitation from university administrators and students to join the Greek community this fall. This marks the first fraternity expansion for the campus since 1971.

Beta will be the fifth fraternity on the Indianapolis, Indiana, campus, which is home to more than 4,000 students. With 94 percent of Butler students involved in campus activities and a 3.34 all-fraternity GPA, the Fraternity sees the university as an ideal fit to continue the success of its Men of Principle initiative.

“This invitation establishes a perfect partnership between two storied institutions with aligned values of intellectual growth, mutual assistance and integrity,” said Beta Theta Pi Executive Director Jeff Rundle. “With support from campus students and administrators, Fraternity staff and more than 1,800 Beta alumni living in the Indianapolis area, we are confident that Beta Theta Pi will become a valuable asset to Butler’s Greek community.”

Established in 1878 as the Alpha Psi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi, the Fraternity will return to Butler as the Alpha Psi Colony after more than a century away from campus. It will be Beta’s fifth active chapter in the state of Indiana, in addition to those at DePauw, Wabash, Indiana and Purdue.

Butler’s announcement welcoming the Fraternity can be found here.


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.

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