History of Beta Pi

Founded in January 1948 by veterans of the Second World War, our chapter provides a large residential and member experience year-round. We dine together, live together, and provide a platform for personal and organizational growth to unlock the full potential for each man. Tekes live a life of values steeped in our Declaration of Principles, helping each member integrate LOVE, CHARITY, and ESTEEM into his daily life. Learn More

Beta Pi Leadership

Leader 1

Prytanis

President Andrew Jarick | Barrington, IL Industrial Engineering
Leader 2

Epiprytanis

Vice President David Keefe | Southborough, MA Computer Science
Leader 3

Rush Chair

             Zach Nickerson | Acworth, GA Industrial Engineering
Leader 4

Crysopholes

Treasurer Bijan Nikain | Atlanta, GA Computer Science

Campus Involvement

Brother Grayson Huggins at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Academics We want all of our graduates to leave Georgia Tech as better thinkers and problem solvers and we cultivate our development through surrounding ourselves with a diverse group of talented brothers. Today you can find Beta Pi Tekes studying majors in each of Georgia Tech's colleges, from Computer Science to Biomedical Engineering to Business Administration.

Our Tekes are President's Scholars, Dean's Scholars, members of the Denning Technology & Management program, BS/MS students, Double Majors, Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants.
            
Brother Keegan Hemingway - Georgia Tech Football Player
Social/Athletics Tekes at Georgia Tech are front and center in many campus organizations and in intramural athletics. Our brothers value organizations and events that build character, provide valuable leadership experiences, and expand their student networks. Our registered parties are legendary. Some of the biggest social events we hold are Fall Fest, Polar Beach and TKE Glow.
Brother Keegan Hemingway - Georgia Tech Football Player
            
Beta Pi Brothers - Rock the Bald for St. Baldrick's
Philanthropy We believe it is our duty to give back to the broader Georgia Tech and Atlanta Community and our chapter is consistently one of the top philanthropic chapters on campus and among all TKE chapters, directly raising over $100,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, over $50,000 for childhood cancer research working with St Baldrick’s volunteer and donor supported charity and have helped donate thousands of meals to front line workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any graduating Teke will tell you that philanthropy was one of their most rewarding and enjoyable college experiences.

Rush

Benefits of Becoming a Teke at Georgia Tech
  • Large residential chapter experience year-round.
  • Experience an elite living arrangement in a privately owned facility on campus, which includes 64 beds.
  • Enjoy delicious meals prepared inhouse by our own chef
  • Strong alumni support, tremendous networking, and mentoring opportunities.
  • Form lifelong friendships.
  • Participate in philanthropy.
  • Have a place to return with friends and family for future football tailgates and homecoming activities

Brendan and Bailey O’Leary’s “True Respite” innovates quickly to help microbreweries survive COVID-19 event

Brendan and Bailey O’Leary of True Respite Brewing Company

A few years ago, alumnus Brendan O’Leary and his wife Bailey founded True Respite Brewing Company in Maryland. Anticipating some changes in Maryland’s rules for distributing alcohol during the current period of restrictions on business, they listened to another alumnus, software engineer Brian O’Connor, and worked with him to create an on-line ordering platform and were ready not only to sell their own product locally but to offer other small breweries the same ability. In short order, the BierMi platform was born. (Web version here.)

“In the first six weeks of operation, we’ve processed over $1 million in transactions for more than 100 breweries, wineries, and distilleries in more than two dozen states,” said Brendan.

Their quick grasp of the opportunity and execution of a way to provide the service as been featured in Fast Company magazine and in the Baltimore Biz Journal!