Newsletter [summer 2013 issue]

Follow the link below to view our summer 2013 issue of the Beta Newsletter!

Also, follow the second link below to visit our “Marching Along” Capital Campaign for the Beta Psi chapter. The Beta Psi House Corporation wishes to raise funds to improve the house structurally, aesthetically, functionally, and most importantly, ensure it is safe and secure for the brothers living in the house. Donate today!



Beta Psi Marching Along

The Beta Psi House Corporation wishes to raise funds to improve the house structurally, aesthetically, functionally, and most importantly, ensure it is safe and secure for the brothers living in the house.

The renovations will include replacement of doors and windows, HVAC, security, and exterior maintenance improvements. This renovation project is poised to make the chapter one of the most competitive on campus and continue the great tradition of Beta Theta Pi. PRESERVE OUR LEGACY!

Please visit our website to learn more information:

Sandy Hook Elementary Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance

As our nation mourns the loss of 20 young children and six brave adults who died Friday, December 14, the tragedy rings especially close to home for the brothers of Beta Theta Pi. Upon learning of the tragedy we learned our own brother, Jeff Previdi, Bethany ’94, was changed forever on that horrific day. He and his family are mourning the loss of their precious six year-old daughter, Caroline. While we cannot comprehend this senseless tragedy, we can show support for the Previdi family and the families of all who were lost in this incomprehensible act of violence.

The brothers of the Beta Psi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi invite the West Virginia community to join us in a candlelight vigil and reading of the names of the innocent souls that were lost on that day. Please stop by, and through remembrance and prayer, show our wonderful communities support to all those hurting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Date: Monday Jan 14

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Mountainlair Green at WVU

Event page:

*candles will be provided

Newsletter April 2012

Distinguished Alumni:

My name is Shane Gilchrist and I am the new Corresponding Secretary for Beta Psi. I am proud to report that this has proved to be an exciting semester on the “Top of the Hill” with a lot of positive work under-way along with some commendable achievements by some of the active brothers.

Having already had a strong recruiting effort last fall, we are happy to report that we will be initiating twelve new brothers at the end of the Spring semester to add to our rapidly growing active roster. The chapter has been remarkably active on campus this semester having just wrapped up Greek Games and our annual ‘Beta Bowl’ philanthropy benefiting a local homeless shelter, where Sigma Kappa became this year’s winner. Moreover, Beta Psi also took home 1st place in two sorority philanthropies this spring for both Alpha Phi and Alpha Omicron Pi. We’d also like to like to congratulate Danielle Vincent of Kappa Kappa Gamma as our newest sweetheart! A week later, the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma marched to the house as a tradition to congratulate brother David Messerly as he was announced as their new “Keyman”/Sweetheart. Earlier this year, the ladies of Alpha Omicron Pi announced me as their sweetheart as well.

Beta Sweetheart, Danielle Vincent of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Kappa Kappa Gamma Keyman/Sweetheart, brother David “Tex” Messerly.

The ladies of Alpha Omicron Pi and their sweetheart, brother Shane Gilchrist.

Beta wins 1st Place Alpha Phi basketball philanthropy.

Beta wins 1st place in ΑΟΠ philanthropy.

On the General Fraternity (Nationals) front, the chapter is working hard with the advisory team to meet and exceed all expectations. We have spent a lot of our efforts on our scholarship in to improve our standing nationally, as well as with recruitment and new member education. Beta Psi sent 7 undergrads to this year’s Keystone Leadership Academy and plan to participate in more of the Beta General Fraternity’s similar programs later in the year. For more information about the annual Keystone Conference, click here. We recently had a positive and productive visit from our leadership consultant where we received a very favorable report. Our executive team, headed by chapter president Frank Stancampiano, is hoping to continue this positive momentum to position Beta Psi for national recognition by winning a few awards at the General Convention in Chicago this summer. For more information on the 173rd General Convention, click here.

Among our recent grads, Ken Donald and Nick Rubenstein were both accepted into Graduate School in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Medical School of WVU respectively, and will still remain engaged as advisers to our chapter. Morgan Leach graduated Cum Laude from the Journalism school and will next be attending Law School. We would also like to congratulate Andrew Boumnaia, Erick Umana, and Justin Williams for their graduation this spring.

Lastly, renovations to the house should be coming shortly. In preparation, the actives have already begun sprucing up the front yard / landscaping by laying new mulch, planting shrubs, and adding new sand to the volleyball court. Our hope is to keep it the grounds through the summer and bring it back to pristine condition in preparation for fall rush.

The standouts in West Virginia University’s Greek community were honored at the 26th-annual Greek Awards Banquet on Wednesday at the Erickson Alumni Association. The Beta Psi chapter was awarded “Most Improved Fraternity 2011-2012”. With this award, the chapter will continue to strive to keep this momentum high.

On behalf of the chapter, we hope that this update is well received by the alumni and we are looking forward to hosting those that will be in town for the 7th Annual Alumni Tournament that will be taking place this Saturday. Look out for more press releases and ongoing newsletters sent via e-mail and the Beta Psi website.

Yours in __ kai __,

Shane Gilchrist, 2005

Corresponding Secretary, Beta Psi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi

WVU Day at Camden Yards with A.D. Oliver Luck and President Clements!

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Join us for WVU Day at Camden Yards with Special Guests Oliver Luck and President James Clements!

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pic1Mark your calendars! It’s that time again for WVU Day at Camden Yards. The WVU Baltimore Chapter has secured tickets for the Orioles game against the Phillies on Sunday, June 10th. As in prior years, we will be hosting pre-game festivities in the Camden Club with giveaways, silent auction, and more!
We are excited to announce that our special guests this year will include WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck and WVU President James P. Clements!DATE: Sunday, June 10, 2012
TIME: Pre-game event at 11:30AM and First Pitch at 1:30PM. Game tickets will be distributed at the pre-game event.
LOCATION: Pre-game party will be held at the Camden Club located inside Camden Yards Warehouse. When you arrive at the park, you should enter through the East (or Harbor side) of the Warehouse. Once in the lobby, tell the usher that you’re there for the WVU Party. They will direct you upstairs to the Camden Club on the 7th Floor.
PARKING: Everyone is responsible for their own parking. There are plenty of pay lots in and around the stadium.
PRICE$45 for Baltimore Alumni members and $55 non-members. Children tickets are $40, regardless of membership. Includes beer, soda, and light fare during the pre-game event AND ticket to the game. This event is open to all Mountaineers and friends/family.
SILENT AUCTION: To be held during the event.
Tickets can be purchased now below via paypal or click here to visit our website for instructions on how to pay via check.

  Member $45.00 USD  Non-Member $55.00 USD  Children 13+ $40.00 USD

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Stay tuned for more details over the coming weeks on our Chapter website, Facebook, and Twitter. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Welcome to our new website for the Beta Psi chapter of Beta Theta Pi at West Virginia University.

Hope you all had a great 2011-2012 year. The brothers look forward to our first meeting this fall semester with filled the house of 22 brothers and 60 actives. In recent news, the alumni golf tournament was fun and we were delighted to accompany the alumni who came. Also, the housing corp meeting went fairly well as we are building a lot of momentum on getting our house renovated and maintained properly. Efforts on organizing an ongoing fundraising has been strongly pushed and our hopes are high. We will be regularly updating this site, so please stay tuned for future announcements.

Overall summary of the year:

  • Brother David Messerly became Kappa Kappa Gamma Sweetheart/Keyman
  • Danielle Vincent of Kappa Kappa Gamma was selected as our newest Beta Sweetheart
  • 2 philanthropies won back-to-back
  • Brother Shane Gilchrist  became Alpha Omicron Pi Sweetheart
  • Initiated 24 brothers for the 2011-2012 year
  • Accumulated several hours of community service
Congratulations to the 8 brothers who graduated this year!
  • Eric Ludwig, Kenneth Donald, Kyle Carroll, Erick Umana, Nicholas Rubenstein, Justin Williams, Andrew Boumnaia, and Morgan James Leach

For more past news and updates from the 2011-2012 year, please check out the link to our Facebook Page.

Yours in _kai_,
The brothers of Beta Psi