After a twenty two-year hiatus from campus, the Arizona Beta Chapter has returned to Arizona State University! Originally founded on November 29, 1958, Arizona Beta has initiated 1,082 members and has produced many business and community leaders throughout the Valley of the Sun.
On March 26, 2021, the men of the Arizona Beta Emerging Chapter at Arizona State University were initiated and signed The Bond of Phi Delta Theta at the Greek Leadership Village in Tempe, Arizona. The next day, the chapter received its charter and was officially re-installed as a chapter of Phi Delta Theta.
The weekend’s initiation and installation ceremonies were executed by the Fraternity’s General Council President Dr. Chris W. Brussalis, Province President Drew Koch, Leadership Consultant Corbin Lovelady, Arizona State University Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Gary Ballinger, Arizona Beta Advisory Board Member Steve Sloboda, and Arizona Beta Recruitment Adviser Vianney Careaga.
Through the pandemic members of the group have faced the utmost adversity. For Arizona Beta Warden and former President Chase Walther seeing the re-installation of the chapter was a special moment for himself and his fellow brothers.
“Every time the odds were stacked against us, we proved them wrong,” Walther said. “It has been amazing reflecting back on all we have overcome and to see the growth we have accomplished over the last eighteen months has been amazing.”
Not only was the day special for members of Arizona Beta, but also for members of the Valley of the Sun Alumni Club who have seen the tireless work put forward to rebuild the chapter.
“I’m just so proud and really excited about the opportunities on which the group is set to embark,” Sloboda said. “It’s unbelievable what all has been accomplished since the induction of the emerging chapter and the leadership put forward to make today happen.”
As the chapter makes an official return, Dr. Brussalis hopes that members of the group will continue to drive forward with success.
“The tenacity and drive of our brothers here at Arizona Beta amidst the pandemic has been truly amazing to see,” Brussalis said. “We look forward to Arizona Beta being part of the fold as we drive to become the greatest and most impactful leadership society in North America.”
Congratulations to the Arizona Beta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Arizona State University!