Alumni & Chapter News

Beta Epsilon is back at MSU

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is proud to announce the chartering of the Beta Epsilon Chapter at Michigan State University.

The Chartering Ceremony was Saturday, March 9, 2024, on campus. Chartering Officer was Supreme Councilor Laurence A. Bolotin, M.Ed., CAE, Alpha Zeta (University of Florida) 2001, and Master of Ceremonies was Fraternity Chief Experience Officer Ricky E. Kirby, Gamma Mu (University of Memphis) 2016. Presiding Chapter President is Brendan D. Hunt, Beta Epsilon 2026.

“I am filled with pride and gratitude. Central to our story of growth and achievement are our Founding Fathers, whose foresight and resolve have set a standard of excellence that defines us today. Their legacy is a beacon that guides our way forward, inspiring every new class, including the Class of 2026, to build on our proud traditions,” Brother Hunt said. “I must also express my profound gratitude to ZBT International Headquarters for their unwavering support and guidance. Special thanks are due to our chapter coach, Chris Williams, whose mentorship has been invaluable.”

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Several proud alumni and guests were in attendance, notably Rabbi Bentzion Shemtov from MSU Chabad and Elana Levy  Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life.

The Chapter had the highest grade-point average among Interfraternity Council groups in Spring 2023 and the sixth highest among IFC groups for Fall 2023. They are thriving on campus, and will have two campus fraternity houses starting in the fall. Their Get on the Ball philanthropy was the first week of April.

See the latest from Beta Epsilon on Instagram, @zbtmsu.

Coming up

Two Prospective Chapters have been recently approved to celebrate their charter. Alpha Iota at the University of Kentucky will host a ceremony in Fall 2024. Alpha Eta at University of California, Berkeley was approved in April and is working on a plan for the ceremony, likely later in 2024. Congratulations to these two chapters and their brothers!