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

Philanthropy

Philanthropy and service are core aspects of life in TKE at Georgia Tech. 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. Any graduating Teke will tell you that philanthropy was one of their most rewarding and enjoyable college experiences.  

Tekes after shaving their heads during Rock the Bald 2019 and raising over $8,000 for St. Baldrick's

Causes currently supported by the chapter and its members include:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude is TKE’s national philanthropic organization. Our chapter participates in the annual St. Jude Run/Walk in Atlanta and, over the years, has raised over $100,000 for the hospital. 

St Baldrick’s

St Baldrick’s is a volunteer- and donor-supported charity that has given over 250 million dollars to support childhood cancer research. Every spring, Tekes participate St Baldrick’s annual “Rock the Bald” event and have raised over $50,000 for childhood cancer research since the event began while pulling off stellar new haircuts each year. 

Feed the Front Line

Feed the Front Line (FTFL) is a new nonprofit organization founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. FTFL purchases bulk meals from local restaurants and donates them to healthcare and other front line workers. To date, FTFL has donated over 50,000 meals to front line workers and raised over $450,000 across the country. Teke Brian Zhu helped start a FTFL chapter in his home state of Kentucky while FTFL also operates in Texas, Charlotte, Nashville, and Chicago. 

For the Kids

Georgia Tech FTK raises funds in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. GT FTK’s fundraising helps Children’s Healthcare pursue cutting edge research and treatment in their Heart Center. Tekes Sam Adair and Dylan Mira currently participate on various FTK committees while other members participate in the annual Dance Marathon. 

Tech Beautification Day

Tech Beautification Day (TBD) is a day of service in which Georgia Tech students, faculty, and alumni complete service projects across Georgia Tech’s campus. Each year over 1,000 members of the Georgia Tech community participate in the event. TKE brothers Colby Tobin and Sam Adair have led their own teams and projects during TBD with numerous others participating in the day of service.