February 19, 2013 will forever be remembered as one of the most exciting days in Zeta Omega chapter history as 34 men accepted their bids to Beta Theta Pi. This is the chapter’s largest pledge class thus far, as well as the largest fraternity pledge class currently at the University of San Diego.
Beta’s efforts during the recruitment process can be better understood when considering that despite the high number of bids accepted, it was also the highest bid acceptance rate with 34/38 people joining the pledge process. Therefore, the chapter was not only able to seek out the best gentlemen on campus who displayed our core values, but Betas showed they are also incredibly successful at “sealing the deal” and relayed the positive message of the fraternity’s mission, vision, and goals.
Following the formal recruitment process, Beta Theta Pi continued to seek out potential new members through the “Continuous Open Bid” process. The chapter invited a few select individuals who remained interested in joining the fraternity and spent two weeks being interviewed by active members before a final vote. The Zeta Omega chapter extended bids to an additional 4 gentlemen following the process, bringing the pledge class size to a whopping 38 members.
This group of 38 freshmen is already full of student athletes,
campus leaders, and scholars and the chapter is looking forward to seeing what
these gentlemen will bring over the next few years.