Learn More

About Beta

Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

Since 1998, Beta Theta Pi has been undergoing a revolutionary transformation… back to where it began. With the Men of Principle initiative, Beta Theta Pi gives a new voice to the enduring values of our Fraternity. We offer a membership experience that is unique… calling on men to become leaders and giving them the tools they need to do so. In 1879, Beta Theta Pi was the first college fraternity to publish its constitution. Today, while we continue to guard certain secrets reserved for our members, we invite the widest knowledge of our objects and aspirations.

Zeta Eta Chapter

The San José State chapter, the Zeta Eta of Beta Theta Pi, was colonized in 1991 and on March 11, 1995, the chapter was officially recognized by the Fraternity at the 156th General Convention. Since it’s inception, Zeta Eta has consistently striven to dedicate itself to “building men of principle for a principled life” at San Jose Staté University. The chapter is highly active in the campus community and Greek life, with participation in a number of community service projects and philanthropies dedicated to helping those in need.




General Fraternity

The Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity holds a number of leadership opportunities and events throughout the year. For more information regarding these events, please visit the General Fraternity website.

Chapter Events

The San José State Chapter of Beta Theta Pi schedules events throughout the academic year for members, guests, alumni and potential new members. If you have any questions regarding our events, please email the chapter at



Newly Elected 2014 Executive Board!

From Left to Right: Kyle Kraynick, Raghav Ravichandran, Akash Mangalore, Luke Beck-Fridell, Justin DeCastro, Nick Judge, Kevin Ingram, David Valdez, Nicholas Guerzon. President: Justin DeCastro VP-Internal Affairs: Kevin Ingram VP-External Affairs: Kyle Kraynick Secretary: Luke Beck-Fridell Treasurer: Nick Judge Pledge Educator: David Valdez Risk Manager: Nicholas Guerzon Scholarship Chairman: Akash Mangalore Recruitment Chairman: Raghav Ravichandran

Men of Principle Scholarship

The Men of Principle Scholarship Grant Program was established in 1999 through generous donations to the Beta Theta Pi Foundation to help individual chapters and colonies of the Fraternity recognize unaffiliated (non-Greek) male students on college campuses. We seek to reward these men for their devotion to the values that the Fraternity holds dear to […]

Alumni’s Reflection

“My beta experience started with an acquaintance from high school.  I bumped into Brian Pulliam on campus and he invited me to the house for one of the Friday night BBC’s which was basically a low key party.  What drew me to Beta was that the members were genuinely good and friendly people; the type […]

A Message From the Recruitment Chairman

“Recruitment chair was a position I chose to improve Beta’s recruitment to strengthen the chapters’ future. My focus in the Spring was to start a trend of recruiting sustainable members who were younger with stronger academics.   This semester my personal goal was for the house to achieve our overall recruitment goals. The goals were […]



Get in Touch

Contact Us

Send a Message