Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Nebraska earns international distinction
Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln earned the Chapter Award of Distinction from the North-American Interfraternity Conference. This award recognizes high-functioning undergraduate fraternity chapters who are in compliance with NIC standards, seek to educate others about a values-based fraternity experience and maintain a healthy relationship with their respective inter/national organization.
The Beta Theta Pi chapter at Nebraska was one of seven fraternity chapters nationally to receive this honor.
In a statement, the NIC wrote:
Within the organization, Alpha Tau is known for continuous commitment to excellence, due in part to its ongoing success and demonstrated leadership on campus at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
What stands out most about this chapter is its awareness and understanding of issues affecting female students. They recently held a women’s formal dinner with eight executive officers from various sororities to have an open conversation about how fraternity men can assist with the prevention of sexual assault and support of survivors. The chapter’s commitment to bettering its campus community is also evident through an annual faculty dinner, where more than 15 professors attend to discuss the chapter’s role and impact in Lincoln and at UNL.
“Alpha Tau Chapter is not just positioned for success, they are pursuing success on a daily basis with the support of their advisors, alumni and their local community," one nominator wrote. “They share a true brotherhood, encourage the personal growth of their members and foster a sense of home.”
"Overall, this chapter takes a great deal of responsibility in addressing alcohol abuse, sexual misconduct, diversity and inclusion, and other important issues facing its campus."
This is the second time the Beta Theta Pi chapter at Nebraska has received this award.