About

Since its founding in 1902, Beta Chapter of Theta Chi has seen over 1,200 brothers enter its ranks. Through out its history, each brother has taken up the banner of lifelong membership in the fraternity.

In 1922, the chapter moved in to its present location at 528 Beacon Street in Boston. The house recently underwent a major renovation focused on bringing the physical plant to modern-day standards. Additional projects are constantly happening to keep everything functioning well and looking good.

Financial support from our alumni makes this all possible – please visit our giving page to learn more about the renovations and how to contribute.

The alumni corporation is responsible for the ownership and upkeep of the house, and serves in an advisory role to the undergraduates. To join or learn more about the corporation and its officers, visit our corporation page.

We host regular gatherings of alumni, including our annual alumni weekend each spring, an open house during the tech reunions, and regional meetups around the country. Please visit our events page to learn more about upcoming events.

Our chapter newsletter, the Beta Button, has been published since 1916. Explore recent issues here to see what’s new!

Events

Regional Meetup: Chicago

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 2pm-5pm
Half Day Brewing Company
200 Village Green
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847)821-6933

Additional info:
If you can attend, please RSVP and direct any questions to Chip Hance '81 (847)975-2010 or Gary Smith '80 (847)875-4376.

Regional Meetup: Bay Area

Saturday, July 30, 2017, 3pm-6pm
Half Day Brewing Company
Buzzworks
365 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415)558-1533

Additional info:
If you can attend, please RSVP or direct questions to Ross Runnion '03 and Ade Esho '12.

Alumni Weekend

April 2018 (TBD)
528 Beacon St.

Tech Reunion Open House

June 2018 (TBD)
528 Beacon St.
Email us for more information!

Corporation

Who's who?

The Alumni Corporation represents collective ownership of the chapter house, oversees tax, licensing, and liability issues related thereto, and keeps in close contact with the active brothers in both social and mentoring capacities.

Current corporation officers include:

President - David Baumgartner ‘08
Vice President - Kenneth Schumacher ’12
Treasurer - Jason Ku ‘09
Secretary - Ryan Andrews ‘10

Join Us!

We are always looking for additional involvement from our alumni. If you have interest in joining the corporation, and we can work with you to find a role as big or as small as you’d like. The corporation meets once a month by webconference and in person at 528 Beacon Street. To get involved, please contact us.

Typical topics covered during our monthly meetings include updates from the undergraduates, licensing and inspections, the Beta Button, updates from the Outlook Committee, and check-ins with the undergraduate chapter on risk management, finances, and more.

Beta Buttons

The Beta Button is our semiannual chapter newsletter. It is used to share recent updates and happenings at 528 Beacon with our alumni around the world, and has been in publication since 1916. Click below to view recent issues.

  • Spring 2017

  • Fall 2016

Giving

Renovation

Each year, the alumni corporation performs maintenance and general upkeep to our beloved house. Last year, the alumni corporation replaced the hardware for the sliding doors on the first and second floors, and they now glide effortlessly. This year, we have many projects we would like to complete. We continue to work with the City of Boston to improve and renew the license for our roof deck. We also hope to refresh the carpeting in public areas, and perform a small scale renovation of the first floor bathroom.

House renovations and maintenance projects are funded through donations from our alumni. Your generosity in past years has helped to pay down the House mortgages and perform strategic maintenance to the House.

Ways to Give

We have three ways to give to the Annual Fund:

  1. You can write a check directly to Beta Chapter of Theta Chi. This direct donation is not tax-deductible.
  2. You can write a check to the Society for the Preservation of Greek Housing. Using SPGH, your donation is tax deductible. We suggest that if you are donating $500 or more and are interested in a tax deduction, please use this approach.
  3. You can give through a monthly direct deduction from your checking account. If you would like to take advantage of this convenient option, please use this form to set it up.

Whichever way you choose to donate, please send to:

Beta Chapter of Theta Chi
P.O. Box 397253
Cambridge, MA 02139

Want to give some other way that’s not listed here? Contact us by email or the P.O. Box address listed above, and we can work with you to make it happen.

Contact Us

We always enjoy hearing from our fellow brothers. Please let us know how you're doing!