Zeta Omega Accepts 22 New Members Into the Brotherhood

The Zeta Omega chapter of Beta Theta Pi, dedicated to developing men of principle for a principled life, acquired a 22-man pledge class for the Spring 2012 semester after a grinding recruitment week. “Bid-Day” was hosted in the university’s UC forums on Tuesday, February 21.

After deliberating over 50 potential new members for over six hours on Sunday, the Zeta Omegas decided to extend bids to 29 gentlemen. The fraternity achieved a 76% bid-acceptance rate, grabbing nearly every potential new member they aimed to take into the chapter. This was the Zeta Omega chapter’s greatest percentage yield thus far since its USD inception in 2004.

“This chapter worked harder than I had ever expected to recruit the selected, valued young men,” said Recruitment Chair David Bittner. “The percentage yield reflects the dedicated efforts put forth this past week.”

The “Omicron” pledge class, the 14th since the chapter’s foundation, is composed of 18 freshmen, 3 sophomores, and 1 junior.

“I am so stoked to be a part of this incredible pledge class,” said new member Matt Sirianni. “We are all dedicated to the same values and goals, which will greatly assist us in developing a cohesive group of young men under the name of Beta Theta Pi.”

Junior Duggan Clem, through his role as Pledge Educator, will lead the 8-week pledge process, striving to engrain Beta’s 5 core values of mutual assistance, intellectual growth, trust, responsible conduct, and integrity.

New members of the 2012 spring rush class celebrate their bid acceptances.

New members of the 2012 spring rush class celebrate their bid acceptances.