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Good news: Texas Tech recolonizes Beta Theta Pi chapter

Here is the latest from Texas: 

Excerpt from the Tech Toreador:

David Greis, the colony development coordinator for Beta, said he will be in Lubbock the remainder of the school year to help the chapter recolonize.

“We are trying to find the guys to build up the Beta chapter,” Greis said. “And to really be a positive in the guys’ lives and hopefully add a lot of value to the Greek system here as well.”

The fraternity looks for gentlemen, scholars and leaders, Greis said.

Beta plans to be involved in brotherhood events, social events, philanthropy events and mixers with sororities, he said, as well as have members focus on grades.

“We want Beta to really compliment the college experience,” Greis said, “but we don’t want it to be the entire college experience. Grades are a priority.”

All classifications are welcome, he said, and finding the right type of members is going to help bring a positive image back to the fraternity.

It is going to be important for the chapter to recruit members with the same values as the fraternity, he said.

“We want guys who maybe didn’t find their fit in the fraternities they looked at,” Greis said, “and maybe want to build this positive experience.”

Beta will have a zero tolerance policy for hazing, Greis said.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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