Published on June 6, 2022  
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Samford University has selected Beta Theta Pi as its new fraternity, with the establishment of the Samford chapter to begin this fall. This will be the university’s sixth fraternity. It will be part of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), joining Alpha Tau Omega, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Chi and Sigma Nu.

“Beta Theta Pi has a strong legacy of values such as intellectual growth and integrity, simply aligning with Samford University. The fraternity will be an asset to campus through their dedication to high standards and their plan to provide Samford men with brotherhood, personal growth, and a place to call home” said Julie Mincey, director of Greek Life at Samford. “Beta Theta Pi will provide a unique brotherhood opportunity for men looking to be a part of leading a new fraternity on campus. Beta Theta Pi develops men of principle for a principled life.”

“Beta Theta Pi has a strong commitment to the fraternity’s values and principles that will only enhance the IFC community. IFC was highly impressed with their new member recruiting plans and leadership development programs,” said Ryan Drew, president of Samford’s Interfraternity Council. “Beta has a robust alumni presence in the Birmingham community and those men will be a solid foundation for supporting our newest chapter. As IFC president, I am looking forward to working with Beta alumni and headquarters staff to support the Samford Beta chapter any way I can.”

Recruitment will begin this fall with the help of local Beta Theta Pi alumni and one dedicated headquarters staff member.

“Greek Life will work closely with the national organization to make plans this summer to set the chapter up for success this fall. I am looking forward to working with local alumni and national staff who will invest in the Samford men selected to lead this founding class for Beta Theta Pi. This partnership is going to be long lasting and a positive experience for all involved,” Mincey said.

For more information, visit Samford Greek Life.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.