Beta Theta Pi Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Beta Theta Pi. Gamma Psi chapter. Michigan State University.
Beta Theta Pi records
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1950-1970
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 6 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

Return to Table of Contents »

Historical Note

In 1948, Beta Tau petitioned to become a chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. They were formally admitted in 1950 and became the Gamma Psi Chapter at Michigan State University. The chapter was disbanded by the National Board of Beta Theta Pi in 2007 due to violations, including the use of alcohol in the fraternity house. In December 2007, the house was declared unlivable by the city of East Lansing because of several health code violations, which had occurred since the chapter disbanded.

Return to Table of Contents »

Scope and Content

This collection contains photocopies of records of the Beta Theta Pi chapter at Michigan State University. There is a copy of the formal petition by Beta Tau to Beta Theta Pi, and their subsequent filing of paper work to become a nonprofit organization. Also contained are dinner programs, reports on the chapter house reconstruction, and a pledge manual, Son of the Stars. Finally there is a collection of various reports and correspondence by chapter members.

Return to Table of Contents »

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Return to Table of Contents »

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Students;

Personal Name(s)

  • Kirkpatrick, Dave


  • Greek letter societies
  • Greek letter societies -- Michigan -- East Lansing

Return to Table of Contents »

Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Dinner Programs 1953, 1975 

F.D. 1

House Reconstruction 

F.D. 2

Non Profit Forms 1951 

F.D. 3

Petitions 1948-1949 

Drawer Folder

Pledge Manual, Son of the Stars 

F.D. 4

Reports 1950 - 1970, Undated 

F.D. 5