At Gamma Epsilon, we believe in giving back to the community in order to not only improve that community, but to also improve and strengthen our brotherhood. In fact, most Betas will tell you that this is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of fraternity life. Our brothers take great pride in the fact that just a little bit of our time can make a huge difference in the lives of so many people around us. Since this is such an important aspect of our culture here at Gamma Epsilon, we require our pledges to have 25 Community Service hours during their pledgeship semester, as well as one pledge class philanthropy project. Here is an overview of service projects the brothers of Beta Theta Pi participate in:
Beta Boo kicks off the Fall Semester every year in October with a transformation of our entire chapter house into a 30-minute haunted house tour given by costumed tour guides. The event is open to the general public and consists of a family-friendly version followed by a mature version. Canned food donations are accepted at the door and given to the Flint Hills Breadbasket located in Manhattan and all monetary donations are given to the TARC Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, in memory of Luke Savage.
Beta Lei is a luau-themed concert and cookout event hosted with the women Kappa Kappa Gamma that takes place in April of every year. The concert is hosted outside of our chapter house and features appearances from the K-State Cheerleaders, Willie the Wildcat, Red Bull, Southern Tide, as well as several other sponsors. Canned food items and monetary donations are accepted and given to the Flint Hills Breadbasket in Manhattan, Kansas.