Beta Theta Pi was founded on the eighth day, of the eighth month, of the year 1839, at the University of Miami in Ohio. Today, Betas all around the United States and Canada, continue to strive to live up to the standards set by our founders over 177 years ago.
Since the founding of our chapter in 1995, Zeta-Xi has adopted the motto, “Wise unto life is belonging to a friend,” signifying our dedication to one another, even through the most demanding of life’s endeavors. We feel that being awarded 15 Francis H. Sisson awards and 9 John. Reily Knox awards for chapter excellence by the national fraternity is testament to our ongoing dedication to that motto.
In addition to the awards our chapter has earned from the fraternity at a national level, our members have also found success in many other areas of college life: We have achieved much in athletics, winning 9 Intramural Championships over only 17 years; Last year alone, our members spent over 1,300 hours in service to both the Truman State and Kirksville communities; Finally, last semester our chapter achieved a 3.33 average GPA for our members — this average being higher than any other fraternity at Truman.
Since our founding, we have graduated over 400 esteemed alumni. These alumni regularly give back to the chapter by supporting us with their time and resources. This allows us to regularly send many of our over 70 active members to leadership development programs around the country.