William Raimond Baird
Stevens 1878/Columbia 1881
Creator of Baird's Manual of College Fraternities.
Jonathon J Brant
First Beta to serve as executive vice president of the North-American Interfraternity Conference 1982-99.
Beta Administrative Secretary, 1972-1982
Seth R. Brooks
St. Lawrence 1922
President for six years; delivered the principal inspirational (keynote) address at most conventions 1955-85
Edward J. Brown
HIs tenure marked the beginning of the development of the office of general secretary as it is now known.
George M. Chandler
Beta's greatest authority on heraldry, designed the Beta Badge worn today and the current coat of arms, the Great Seal, the Beta flag, the modern shingle (certificate of membership) and specifications for a chapter room. First Historian for 60 years.
Robert L. Cottrell
Oversaw fund raising and construction of the new Administrative office.
John I. Covington
The general treasurer. and the first archivist. He was also the lead editor of The Beta Theta Pi.
Ralph N. Fey
Beta's first administrative secretary.
James L. Gavin
General treasurer for more than 40 years. The longest period anyone devoted to a general fraternity officer post.
Horace G. Lozier
Most famous Beta Composer:
The Loving Cup, Beta Postscript, In the Old Porch Chairs, Wooglin to the Pledge and many others.
Shelby L. Molter
Returned Beta Theta Pi to its historic reputation as "The Singing Fraternity" as song leader with stephen B. Becker florida 1969. Developed a new Beta Song Book and new cd, The Singing Fraternity.
Wyllys C. Ransom
The "major," a member of the Board of Directors, president of the Board 1894-1897, designer of the ransom badge, president of four beta conventions. Principle architect of the Open constitution and the head of The Code committee which revamped the constitution.
Willis O. Robb
Ohio Wesleyan 1879
One of the leaders in founding the National Interfraternity Conference.
Greatest Orator of all time.
Beta composer who wrote original lyrics and music. (Marching Along, The Beta Stars, Sons of the Dragon and Beta Chorus.
Francis W. Shepardson
Denison 1882 Brown 1883
Mr. Beta Theta Pi.
Francis H. Sisson
The only Beta to serve in all four of the current Board positions-President, Vice President, General Secretary, and General Treasurer.
G. Herbert Smith
Author of Original Son of the Stars and its first four revisions.
H. Hiram Stephenson Jr.
He was the first volunteer archivist to maintain daily office hours in the Administrative Office
Charles Duy Walker
Virginia Military Institute 1869
First general secretary; started the Beta magazine, The Beta Theta Pi.
Designed by Samuel Taylor Marshall.
Eight Sided, of gold, the device and border raised in relief against a stippled background
The first badge.
The Major George Chandler
Who is credited with the careful design of Beta's standard badge, adopted in 1909.
BUrr, Patterson, &Auld, a devision of Herff Jones.
Who is the current official jeweler?
The standard badge of the fraternity is to be worn over the heart and in a manner befitting the honor and dignity to which the badge is entitled.
What is the proper wearing of the badge?
Permitting his mother, wife, daughter, sister or fiancee to wear the standard badge.
The miniature "Mothers Badge"
Delicate shades of pink and blue
colors of the fraternity
picked by girls.
Meaning: Gentlemen, Wealth, Sunrise, and Sunset.
Who picked the colors and what do they mean?
A plain white card, 6x8 inches displaying the beta coat of arms engraved in the center upper portion, across the middle are the full name of the member and date of his initiation.
The official shingle.