Beta Theta Pi – Gamma Kappa Chapter

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What is Recruitment like at UND?

Recruitment, aka “Rush” or “Rush Week”, is something that every Greek organization conducts in a semester to locate new members worthy of the Fraternity’s lofty goals. Recruitment usually lasts about a week, in which chapter houses host dry (no alcohol) events to get potential members over to the house. It is an opportunity for Greek organizations to show potential members what they have to offer. If you are looking for a fraternity to join, we recommend you visit as many houses as possible, and find the house that offers what you are looking for, and where you feel the most comfortable.

Recruitment Through Scholarship (Men of Principle Scholarship)

The Gamma Kappa chapter offers scholarships in the fall to incoming freshman and transfer students through the Men of Principle (MPS) scholarship program. This program is designed to offer exemplary students a chance to receive some financial aid for the semester. Fraternity membership is not required by any means, although it does provide a good way for chapter members to meet potential members. This year, the Gamma Kappa chapter awarded two (2) $250 scholarships to incoming freshman.

What is Pledging like?

Pledging is the term used to describe the process a non-initiated member goes through to become an initiated member of Beta Theta Pi. The pledge program lasts one semester, in which pledges will learn the rich history and lore of the Gamma Kappa chapter and of Beta Theta Pi. Weekly meetings are held in which our pledge educator meets with the pledges to go through educational materials with them, such as the Son of the Stars Pledge Manual, our own pledge manual, and our songbook. During the pledge semester, all pledges can eat for free at the house, and are welcome at any time just as an active member would be. Pledges can also attend all of our social events, both closed and open house.

Chapter House Information

The Gamma Kappa Chapter house is one of the largest fraternity houses on campus. It was actually built in two sections, part in the 1930s, and the rest in 1983. The house has has a full kitchen and cafeteria, and we also have our own fantastic cook, Pam. She makes us two delicious home-cooked meals every day, which is so much better than dorm food. We have a fully furnished kitchen and pantry, so members can make any type of breakfast they would like, or just have cereal.

The chapter house is a three-story brick building, with 28 single rooms for members to occupy. This is a huge benefit, since the dorms and most other Greek organizations require some type of roommates. There are two full bathrooms on each floor, so all members are easily able to use facilities. We also have free laundry for all members.

The house contains a formal room, the Smoker (a multi-use TV room), a study room, a dance/rec area in the basement, and also has a huge balcony.

Below are some pictures of the Chapter house.

Grades

We take education seriously at the Gamma Kappa chapter.  We are constantly striving to raise that number even higher. We have a dedicated Scholarship Chairman, who oversees that members are studying when necessary.

Other Benefits

  • Free use of Washers/Dryers
  • All 28 rooms in the house are singles. NO ROOMMATES!
  • Pledges eat for free during pledge semester
  • Great friendships for life!

Chapter House

The "Josh Cole" Philanthropy, hosted by the Gamma Kappa chapter to raise money for heart transplants for children.

The “Josh Cole” Philanthropy, hosted by the Gamma Kappa chapter to raise money for heart transplants for children.

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Camp Week, a philanthropy event put on by the women of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. The Gamma Kappa chapter of Beta Theta Pi won this event, thanks to the enthusiasm of their members.

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The Gamma Kappa chapter has won numerous awards from the City of Grand Forks for their winter lights displays.

The Gamma Kappa chapter has won numerous awards from the City of Grand Forks for their winter lights displays.

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