Join Beta

The men of Beta Theta Pi consistently strive to elevate the standards of the Greek community.  Through a steady recruitment of well-known and well-rounded men, the USD Chapter of Beta has developed into a locally and nationally acclaimed chapter. Beta was recently awarded the Dean's Trophy for Fraternity Excellence and Greek New Member of the Year, two of the highest forms of recognition within the USD fraternity community.   Previously, the North-American Interfraternity Conference recognized our chapter with the Award of Distinction, the highest honor for any fraternity chapter in North America. The awards and recognitions are fantastic, but what do they mean? It means we are doing many of the right things and have some great individuals..

 The USD Fraternal Rush period begins soon and provides an opportunity for all prospective members to discover the organization that best suits their talents and interests. We Betas stand for many things, but leaving a lasting brotherhood is among the highest of priorities. We are so proud of what we have done so far, and look forward to new members taking part in our journey to better ourselves, our brothers, and our communities. Our members are  looking forward to meeting many new men who wish to join our brotherhood.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this fraternity or our rush process, please contact our Recruitment Chair at

Fabio Ullrich, Recruitment Chairman

Recruitment Application

If you are interested in joining Beta, please click here to fill out our online recruitment application.

Membership Requirements and Costs

  • There is a one time pledging fee which covers all initiation fees, pledge manuals, and your Beta badge. Membership dues are $675 per semester for pledges which includes all pledging fees and $625 per semester for all initiated members. This covers all social dues, chapter operating budget, and General Fraternity insurance.  If finances are a concern, please ask our Recruitment Chairman or another chapter officer about what payment plan options are available.
  • Our pledge education program is completely hazing free.
  • Click here to check if you meet the IFC recruitment requirements.


Check back soon for details regarding our upcoming rush events. 

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Since August 8, 1839, over 200,000 men have chosen to join Beta Theta Pi, one of the oldest active fraternities. For over 175 years, young men like yourself have been given the opportunity to be part of the premier fraternity on campus. Together, Betas are successful in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the world beyond college. Being a Beta is a lifelong experience.