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About Us

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In May of 2010, almost thirteen years after the founding of the Beta Chi Theta National Fraternity, Inc., eight young men from the University of Texas at Dallas were brought together by a shared passion for six key principles: Tradition, Service to Humanity, promoting South Asian Awareness, Academic Excellence, striving to create a unified Nationwide Network, and most importantly Brotherhood. These principles are the unifying factors that tie every brother across the United States together, and form the foundation of beliefs that characterize our gentlemen. These eight individuals came to the realization that Beta Chi Theta is a means by which students of any ethnicity could come together and form a bond of brotherhood that lasts a lifetime, while embracing the South Asian culture upon which it was founded.

 

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University of Texas at Dallas
2015- 2016 Executive Board:

President: Nithin Thaimuriyil
upsilon.president@betachitheta.com

Vice President: Stanley Varghese

Secretary: Dilan Talsida

Treasurer: Mateen Ali

Social Director: Magnus Jacob

Service Director: Ezek Matthew

New Member Educator(Fall): Brian Kurian

Academic Advisor: Saqib Macknojia

 

Brothers

Meet the brothers of the past and present, from where it all began to where we are now!
The Active Classes for the 2014-2015 academic year include:   Theta, Kappa, Lambda, Mu, and Nu

Alpha Class
Alpha Crossing

The Alpha Class of Upsilon Chapter. (Jelix Ambattu, Ricky Surujdin, Sikander Qureshi, Jibin Ninan, Najam Siddiqui, Ashwin Allen, Isaac Gnasigamany, Felix Thomas)


Beta Class

Beta Crossing

The Beta Class of Upsilon Chapter. (Tobin Abraham, Mithun Matthew, Usama Siddiquee, Ryan Surujdin)


Gamma Class

Gammas

The Gamma Class of Upsilon Chapter. (Karan Patel, Libu, Nevin Eapen,, Krishnan Nair, Gaurav Shah, Joshua Korah)


Delta Class

The Delta Class of Upsilon Chapter. (Brian Lim, Pranav Rohra, Dennis Roy, Noel Abraham, Faizan Qureshi, Ishu Sahni, Nigil Thaimuriyil)


Epsilon Class

Epsilon Crossing

The Epsilon Class of Upsilon Chapter. (Zohaib, Satya, Nabil, Abheer, Alvin George, Zeshan, Alex Johnson)


Zeta Class

Zeta Crossing

The Zeta Class of Upsilon Chapter. (Chai, Sarang Perumal, Maher Jacob)


Eta Class

Eta Crossing

The Iota Class of Upsilon Chapter (Pictured from left to right): Milin, Shawn Matthew,  Aravind Ashok, Justin Davis

The Eta Class of Upsilon Chapter. (Milin, Shawn Matthew, Aravind Ashok, Justin Davis)

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Theta Class

Theta Crossing

The Theta Class of Upsilon Chapter: Abin Abraham, Jaison Ninan, Jae Min Joo, Ashley Matthew, Vivek Jogi, Alex, Nithin Thaimuriyil

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Iota Class

 

Iota Crossing

The Iota Class of Upsilon Chapter (Pictured from left to right): Alvin Jose, Joel Davis, Prakash Thomas

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Kappa Class

The Kappa Class of Upsilon Chapter (Pictured from left to right): Magnus Jacob, Mateen Ali, Sayon Sangupta, Brian Kurien, Reuben Thomas, Kunal Reddy, Stanley Varghese, Yusef Khan, Stephen Thomas, Dipan Patel, Shyam Gajera, Paul Won, Humza Mohhamed

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Lambda Class

Lambda Crossing

The Lambda Class of Upsilon Chapter (Pictured from left to right): Ezek Matthew, Shivam Patel, NME Joel Davis(Iota Line), Scott Choi, Saqib Macknojia

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Mu Class

Nu Crossing

The Mu Class of Upsilon Chapter: Yash, Dilan Talsida, Noel Matthews, Kunaal, Sean, Akhil, Achshay, Zeal Patel

 

 


Nu Class

Nu Crossing

The Nu Class of Upsilon Chapter (Pictured from left to right): Anshuman Pandey, Sai Kamma, Raj Taylor, Karthik Marugappan, Krishna Shah, Akhil Indur, Jasdev Singh, Rubin Johns, Shan Ali

 

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Philanthropy

 

The Upsilon Chapter of Beta Chi Theta continuously upholds one of its six founding pillars: Service to Humanity. Community outreach in the Dallas area is a priority for brothers each and every semester.

Our national philanthropy, Beating Heart Disease, is constantly promoted here at Upsilon Chapter. For the past several years, the Beating Heart Disease Foundation has made great strides and now bears national influence. For more information, please visit www.beatingheartdisease.org.

Non-Profit Organizations which we support:

  • North Texas Food Bank
  • Salvation Army
  • Adopt a Highway

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Philanthropic Events in which we are actively involved:

  • Be the Change
  • Beating Heart Disease Week

These are just a sample of yearly events which we actively support in addition to hosting events for own causes. Fraternity members are always encouraged to suggest new causes to support and ideas to generate donations and awareness.


 

For more information on ongoing events please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/dallas.betachi/

Rush

What is Rush?

The general process of joining a chapter is to first participate in a non-committal week-long event called “Rush”, which is an opportunity for you to mingle and learn about the brothers, the chapter, and the Fraternity. After rush, there is an interview process in which the most promising candidates will receive a bid. If you are given a bid, and choose to accept it then you will begin a new period in your life, starting with the New Member Education process. This process is meant to to teach you the history and values of the fraternity, enhance your organizational and time management skills, and most importantly form the bond of Brotherhood that makes Beta Chi Theta the fraternity that it is.

Spring 2015 Rush

Parents FAQ

Wondering what Beta Chi Theta has to offer? What Beta Chi Theta is? Look no further, here are some commonly asked questions and answers for parents to browse.

What is a fraternity?

In essence, a fraternity is an organization of men drawn together by friendship, shared interests, and common goals. While in school, a student will have the chance to be a part of different of groups, from the academic honorary to the social. There are a variety of choices available that will help to improve the student’s college experience. Social Fraternities help to improve the social aspects of a student’s life and are primarily separated based on gender. To be a part of a social fraternity is to be a part of Greek Life at a University.

How will my son benefit from Beta Chi Theta?

Beta Chi Theta will provide you with a nationwide network Brothers who will help guide and mold you into a gentleman. The connections and bonds you make with your fellow brothers will last a lifetime. Additionally, joining Beta Chi Theta will allow you to experience tremendous personal growth. Each member develops professional skills through leadership opportunities in each Chapter of Beta Chi Theta. Here is a list of skills that Beta Chi Theta will help to cultivate and enhance:

  • Management/Leadership:
    • Goal Setting
    • Event Planning
    • Problem solving
    • People Management
    • Risk management
    • Time Management
  • Communication:
    • Oral: Brothers will have opportunities for public speaking through meetings, presentations, seminars, and negotiations.
    • Written: Brothers will be exposed to writing event proposals, letters, guides, articles for publications, and speeches.
  • Internal Relations: Brothers will learn to effectively resolve issues within the organization, helping to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • External Relations: Brothers will interact often with external parties such as university officials, venue owners, charitable organizations, news outlets, companies, etc.
  • Financial: Brothers will be exposed to creating and maintaining a budget. They will also learn accounting skills as well as cost saving methods.
  • Recruitment/Marketing: Brothers will learn social networking and use fraternity resources to market the organization in a positive way.
  • Technology: Brothers will have the opportunity to contribute to the chapter website and chapter media tools.

These skills will help each member in the future as they pursue their career goals by providing the soft skills necessary to complement their collegiate education. Our members are visible campus leaders that can successfully balance all aspects of their lives. As we continue to expand our membership, our brothers have a unique opportunity to attain even higher positions in the fraternity, where they will directly influence decisions that will guide the direction of our organization.

Will joining Beta Chi Theta affect my academics?

Yes, in a very POSITIVE way. The majority of our chapters have the highest GPA’s among those involved in Greek Life. The average All-Greek GPA is higher than the All-Undergraduate GPA most universities.

What does this say about Beta Chi Theta? First and foremost, we understand that our members attend college to get an education and fulfill their professional aspirations. This notion is backed by the fact that Academic Excellence is one of the core principles that Beta Chi Theta was founded upon. All of our chapters have a minimum GPA requirement that members must meet or exceed to be considered in good standing. In addition, programs, such as tutoring, study hours, and major mentors are available to aid any member. We are proud to say that many of our members are recipients of academic awards and scholarships.

What kind of connections does Beta Chi Theta offer?

Beta Chi Theta prides itself in having an extensive and influential network of Alumni who are leaders in their respective fields. Our alumni are involved in a vast array of disciplines, including Medicine, Law, Engineering, Government, Business, and Finance. Whatever your interest, there will be at least one other brother who has treaded through the same path. Our members are affiliated with some of the top companies and universities in the world today.

What are alumni doing now?

Even after graduating, our alumni are actively involved in the Fraternity and are kept up to date through alumni newsletters.  Our alumni also serve as guides and mentors for the Fraternity, eager to help whenever necessary. This is exemplified by the fact that our National Board and National Directors are made up of prominent alumni who have demonstrated the skills necessary to lead this organization.

What kind of activities will my son be involved in?

Being a part of Beta Chi Theta will give you the opportunity to plan and organize a variety of events. These events include community service outings, fundraisers, social mixers, academic seminars, and cultural events. These events will not only improve the quality of life on campus but will allow you to make a positive and direct impact on campus.

What is Beta Chi Theta’s policy on Hazing?

Beta Chi Theta has a zero tolerance policy on hazing. Our New Member Education program by which membership is attained teaches the history and values of the fraternity. Additionally, New Members complete team building activities that improve his interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills.

What is Beta Chi Theta’s policy on Alcohol?

Beta Chi Theta implements a very strict and detailed risk management policy. The fraternity discourages anyone under the age of 21 from drinking alcohol and provides security measures to prevent underage drinking. These standards are also enforced by university policy, as well as state and federal laws.

What kinds of social opportunities will be available to my son?

Being in Beta Chi Theta will allow your son the opportunity to organize social events that help to cultivate a professional, fun atmosphere conducive to networking. Actively participating in these types of events will only help to further your son’s social skills, allowing him to have a high level of social maturity and open up new doors of opportunity that will greatly aid his professional and personal life

What are the principles of this organization

Built upon on the primary principle of Brotherhood, the pillars of the fraternity include Tradition, Service to Humanity, South Asian Awareness, Academic Excellence, and a unified Nationwide Network. Each member aims to fulfill the goals and ideologies set forth by Beta Chi Theta. Through various events and projects, each Chapter and Colony not only helps ensure our Fraternity’s success but also helps each individual brother succeed in their own lives.

Who can I contact for more information?

While this FAQ may not answer all your questions, we hope that it has cleared any doubts and misconceptions you may have had. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with us by clicking on the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page.

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Keep in touch with us

You can use the following information to contact us if you want to rush our organization or if you would like to know more about Beta Chi Theta at University of Texas Dallas. You can also visit our National Website at www.betachitheta.com for more information about Beta Chi Theta as a national fraternity.