At Beta Theta Pi, we recognize that involvement is an important part of college life. It helps to build connections and friendships outside of the fraternity, and allows members to give back to the University. As such, we provide many opportunities to get involved.
Beta actively encourages involvement on campus. All freshmen are encouraged to join and participate in at least two campus organizations, and many continue to stay involved. Every active member is involved in at least two campus organizations. Every year many Betas hold key positions on campus, from ASUN Senator positions to presidents of various organizations.
UNL also provides resources to get involved. The Student Involvement office is available to help students get involved and provides support for student organizations on campus. You can visit Student Involvement in 200 Nebraska Union to see a list of the over 500 registered student organizations on campus, or even start your own if you don’t find what interests you. Beta’s Involvement Chair can also help you find involvement opportunities on campus.
Betas are often recognized for their involvement on campus. Every year Betas are inducted to the Society of Innocents, the chancellor’s senior honor society; the local chapter of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society; and Order of Omega, the Greek honor society.
Members are also active in Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society for juniors and seniors, and participate as leaders in New Student Enrollment. Additionally, Betas are often semi-finalists and finalists for the junior student leader of the year award, and in 2006 Russell Swan won the award. In 2006, 4 out of the 15 semi-finalists for homecoming were Betas, and two of them were selected as finalists.
Involvement on campus helps to prepare students for future careers as well. Organizations such as the pre-law and pre-med clubs help students prepare for entrance exams and applications. Many organizations also help students to find internship opportunities with local or national companies.