Here at the Beta Delta chapter of Beta Theta Pi we continue to push our members to surpass the status quo. Our house sets high standards for academic excellence; maintaining above a 3.4 house GPA. In addition, our membership maintains 20 hours of community service per brother—well beyond any other fraternity on Cornell's campus. Finally, and most importantly, our chapter holds leadership on campus, and in life, as important as the brothers we stand beside. Here at Beta Delta we seek purpose in building men of principle.
Though many current houses pride themselves on purely social events, we strive to produce some of the most successful men that graduate from Cornell University. Yes, we do have fun; however, our members regard social events as only one piece of being a successful fraternity. Our brotherhood builds better men without breaking them down. It is each brother's goal to produce well-rounded and talented leaders on Cornell's campus and in the world.
Our family extends beyond Cornell's campus. Our recent and past alumni continue to offer us on-site support and funding. Our alumni can be seen upon the university's most prevalent buildings; Kroch Library, Duffield Hall, Mallot Hall, the list goes on . . . In addition, our General Fraternity hosts 7 leadership programs, has won 11 international awards for its leadership development, includes more than 80 Rhodes Scholars, 200 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, 23 State Governors, six Congressional Medal of Honor winners and 11 current CEO's of Fortune 500 companies, recently completed a $20.1M campaign (the largest in fraternal fund world history), and more than $400,000 was awarded in scholarships and sponsorships to undergraduate Betas in 2008.
Brothers of Beta Delta seek the very best men to continue a tradition that has lasted over 170 years. Put best by Beta John Wooden, a coach who has won 10 NCAA Basketball Championships, "be more concerned with your character than your reputation, be a man of principle."