Beta Nu Re-Chartered at Oregon State
Posted on Jun 19, 2017
CORVALLIS, OR – On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Beta Nu Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha was re-installed. Installation occurred at the historic Beta Nu Chapter house where 48 brothers were initiated into the brotherhood.
The chapter was originally founded May 12, 1920. As the chapter approaches its centennial, over 1,000 Pi Kappa Alpha brothers can trace their roots back to Beta Nu. The chapter is a two-time recipient of the Scholarship Cup and has won six Excellence Awards in its history.
The colony at Oregon State began on January 11th, 2016 with expansion consultants Jarrett Way (North Texas, Epsilon Delta ’13) and Travis Anderson (Nebraska, Gamma Beta ’11) spending five weeks in Corvallis, Oregon, to re-establish Pi Kappa Alpha at Oregon State.
The colony achieved chartering status in just over one year with an impressive list of accomplishments including 3.18 cumulative GPA, raising over $3,600 for muscular dystrophy research, and members serving their campus through positions such as orientation leaders, student ambassadors, club athletes, and peer leadership consultants.
On Friday, June 2, 48 colony members were initiated by Zeta Mu Chapter (Idaho) and Delta Rho Chapter (Linfield College) with help from alumni and International Fraternity representatives including: Director of Education Content and Strategy Jarrett Way, Director of Membership Growth Eduardo Maciel (California State-Fullerton, Mu Epsilon ’13), Colony Advisor Jody Solmonsson (Montana State, Gamma Kappa ’93), and Mike Kummerman (California State-Northridge, Zeta Omicron ’77).
The chapter installation in Corvallis was followed by a banquet in Portland, Oregon, that was attended by chapter members and their dates; parents; alumni; and Regional President Dan Miller (Washington, Beta Beta ’92). International Vice President Michael McMillan (California– San Diego, Kappa Phi ’97) served as the keynote speaker where he encouraged the new brothers of Beta Nu to actively shape their campus and community and to be "fountains of society instead of drains."