The Latest on Beta Rho
Throughout the course of the Fall ’17 semester, Beta Rho chapter has had quite an impressive run. At the beginning of the academic year we, along with the help of some absolutely extraordinary alumni members, had the honor of putting on our Centennial Celebration. The event was full of laughs, memories, getting to meet the current Grand Consul and Grand Pro-Consul and, of course, exciting amounts of brotherhood. Since then we have been involved in numerous philanthropic events, focusing on our grades and continuing as a top chapter on our campus.
ON THE RISE
Since the beginning of the semester we have been able to raise our house GPA from 2.84 to nearly 2.90. This change is promising for our chapter considering that just 2 more short semesters like this one and we will be above our 3.0 GPA goal and be even higher up in the rankings among the other houses on campus.
MONEY FOR A CAUSE
This semester has been the most impressive for the dollar amounts raised for philanthropy in recent years. We had a goal of raising $7,500 for the John Huntsman Cancer Institute throughout the entire year and considering that this past year we raised about $4,000 we figured this was an attainable goal. We came up with some great ideas for our annual Derby Days week and raised over $4,000 in just one day and about $8,200 on the semester, easily surpassing our goal for the entire year.
STICKING TO THE PLAN
Beta Rho has been successful in the past few semesters sticking to the new P4B program that was announced by International Headquarters this past year. We have seen too many chapters lose their charter by bending the rules. We have no intention of our charter coming down for the next 100 years so we have been molding the new program to fit our needs and making sure our new members get the most out of it.
With the Centennial Celebration, Homecoming, Parents Weekend, and Cat/Griz football in Bozeman, this semester has taken its toll on the brothers as far as event planning goes. The past few months have consisted of many conversations with awesome alumni who have been anxious to get involved and parents who are proud to say that their son is a Beta Rho. As for more internal chapter events, we had our annual fall formal at Fairmont Hot Springs, attended a few sorority formals and we have participated in a few neighborhood clean-up events which involved the Greek community as a whole.
One of the main points that was made clear to the chapter at the beginning of the year was just because we felt on top of the world with our recent awards and the Centennial coming up, did not mean that we could sit back and enjoy the ride. It had been incredible to see everyone take the opportunities we have been presented with and make this one of the best semesters in recent years. As always, our success is heavily reliant on the support of our incredible alumni and we hope to see all of you again soon.
Jake Linnell ’19