Sending a child to college can be a challenging and stressful time in a parent’s life. Your son will encounter many opportunities to become involved outside of their classroom experience. The Gamma Theta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi has a long history of having an engaged parent presence within our organization. This is a direct result of our commitment to educating future Beta parents about the enriching experience that your son will find by joining Beta Theta Pi.

Today, more than ever, young men need guidance throughout their time in college. The fraternity experience is designed to foster a social and academic environment to allow 18-22 year olds the opportunity to grow. Undoubtedly, you have heard of recent events throughout the country where the intent of fraternity was undermined by a group of bad actors. While these events in no way are indicative of the quality of Betas we have at Washington State, the lessons learned are important as college-aged students will obviously make mistakes.

Beta Theta Pi is dedicated to building Men of Principle for a principled life. Membership in the Fraternity enhances each brother’s collegiate experience through intellectual, social and moral growth. The Fraternity promotes high standards of moral conduct and responsible citizenship as outlined in the Men of Principle initiative. To that end, Beta Theta Pi provides comprehensive volunteer and staff support, numerous merit scholarships and leadership development experiences for more than 1,600 undergraduates annually.

We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about the unique nature of the Gamma Theta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. We have also included parent testimonials below from actual parents of our local chapter. If you should have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more.


The Gamma Theta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi is an award-winning chapter that has a rich history of cultivating campus leaders at Washington State University.

Below are a few of our most recent accomplishments:

  • North Dakota Award for Excellence in Chapter Publications (2019)
  • Outstanding Alumni Relations - Honorable Mention (2019)
  • Dr. Edward B. Taylor Advisor of the Year - Jim Pappas (2017)
  • WSU Greek Pillar of Excellence Award (2016, 2017)
  • Most Improved Chapter - Honorable Mention, 177th Beta Convention (2016)
  • Sisson Award (2002, 2006, 2016)
  • Excellence in Self-Governance Keystone Award (2013)
  • Highest New Member GPA* (2013, 2016)
  • Exceptional Values Integration Award* (2013)
  • Outstanding Chapter Advisor* - Joe Buchanan (2013)
  • Exceptional Leadership Development Award* (2014)
  • Highest Fraternity Chapter GPA* (2013)
  • IFC Chapter Advisor of the Year* - Jim Pappas (2017)
  • IFC President of the Year* - Ryan Kirkpatrick (2015)
  • IFC Scholar of the Year* - Michael Anderson (2016)
  • IFC Delegate of the Year* - Parker Ruehl (2016)

* WSU IFC Award
  • Total membership: 102 brothers
  • Prior Semester GPA: 3.175
  • IFC GPA Rank: 2nd Place - out of 28 fraternities
  • Chapter House Capacity: 53
  • Living Alumni: 1,100
  • Lifetime Members: 1,707

  • (1) ASWSU President
  • (3) ASWSU President Candidates
  • (8) ASWSU Senators
  • (2) ASWSU Staffers
  • (8) IFC Council Members
  • (1) IFC President