October 8th was a big day for Beta Kappa! First we went to Sterling House, which is a retirement home in Central, SC. We played bingo (cooperatively AND competitively) with senior citizens, who loved our prize options of candy and large-print crossword puzzles. This was arranged by our Service chair, Jenna Weed.

Afterwards, we had Big/Little Reveal! Bigs were given name tags with famous names on them. Littles had corresponding ones on their foreheads; they had to go around and ask “yes” or “no” questions to get the correct answer. Of course there were decoys in the crowd! However, each Little was matched with their Big shortly (because they’re oh so smart) :)

After a beautiful day and shutout win over NC State, the Brothers of Beta Kappa got to work cleaning our precious Death Valley! Brothers stayed 2.5 hours after the game ended and cleaned an entire side of the stadium (~40,000 seats). We found some *interesting* objects (Legos, anyone?) but most of all we gave back to our community, raised some chapter funds, and had a chance to hang out with Brothers!

On September 25, 2014, Beta Kappa pinned 7 awesome initiates!! We’re very excited to begin their process! Welcome, Alpha Pi Class! :)

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Posted 3 weeks ago by betakappa

Adventures in Closed Rush, part 1

This semester, Beta Kappa is trying closed rush. If you don’t know what that means (we didn’t either, until our President explained it), we had Brothers nominate potential new members based on who they thought would be a perfect fit for us, or people that rushed previously and didn’t make final vote. We have around 6 potential initiates right now, and we’re 2 events into rush So far it seem to be working out well. It allows us to get to know our Brothers better while still allowing for new members; the initiate class isn’t going to be enormous and they can spend more time learning from the chapter; and we don’t need as many rush events (which are lovely but it took up a lot of our resources). In the future, I will make more posts about the differences in open and closed rush! :)

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Posted 1 month ago by betakappa

On September 5th 2014, Clemson University held its 40th First Friday parade! First Friday is the Friday before the first home football game of the season. Greek organizations and clubs can walk a spot in the parade and this year, Beta Kappa sent a few Brothers to represent us (in new shirts)! 

It’s almost that time!

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Posted 2 months ago by betakappa
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Even though Fresh is pretty notorious within our chapter, it didn’t feel real to acknowledge that one of our own Alumni was serving on National Council. Now he’s the National President, serving as a role model and leader for all of Phi Sigma Pi. 

It wasn’t said, but he probably knows that this really meant a lot to the Beta Kappa delegation. He’d never met us before, but just being from the same chapter was enough to make him reach out to us like this before our first Grand Chapter meeting ever (the entire BK delegation was new to National Convention this year). That is what Phi Sigma Pi is about, and it’s very comforting to know that our new National President lives our ideals every day.

After three days of making history and amending the amendment to the amendment, we celebrated the end of #pspnc14 by having a giant dance party!
Besides being ridiculously fun, this was the best opportunity for Brothers to just have *fun*. We had been cautiously meeting each other all week, but this was the chance for us to really connect with Brothers from all over the country, despite our rivalries and geographical distance.

Brothers are We, forever <3

Photo credit: former Vice President of Philanthropy Development and dance master, Kyle Williams

EDIT: the decision about the National Philanthropy was to phase it out slowly and see where we are in a year. Chapters are more than welcome to support local philanthropies, continue to support TFA, or do both. In a year, Grand Chapter will decide if we will make our own philanthropy in the field of education, pick another National Philanthropy altogether, or continue a loose alliance with TFA. (I probably messed this up. I will go back through the amendments and make another edit if necessary)

National Convention Day One

What an experience! Today was the first day of Grand Chapter and it went by so quickly. We got through most of the amendments to the National Constitution, and we are learning so much about parliamentary procedure through it. More to come in the rest of the week! (I will try to upload pictures eventually!)

For more frequent updates, check out twitter.com/pspbetakappa !

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Posted 2 months ago by betakappa

Parliamentary Procedure Hangout: Take 2 - Google+

Parli Pro Review! It’ll be recorded on put on YouTube, if anyone needs to see it before Grand Chapter/Convention! Six days left!