The Beta Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma was colonized as the Eta Colony in 1969. We officially became the Beta Phi chapter in 1970.
Our fraternity is founded on three principles. These are the Objects of the Fraternity:
1.) To bind its members with a tie of true and lasting friendship.
2.) To strive for the advancement of chemistry both as a science and as a profession.
3.) To aid its members by every honorable means in the attainment of their ambitions as chemists throughout their mortal lives.
We maintain a chapter house located at 222 E Kansas City Street. The house is approximately one and a half blocks from the SDSM&T campus, and is a general gathering place for chapter members and visiting alumni.
Our chapter participates in many campus and community service activities. We provide free tutoring, in many subjects, to SDSM&T students during the fall and spring semesters. We can be found in room C228 Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. We also have files for several classes at the house and encourage students to use them. We are active in the community through the Boy Scout Merit Badge Program, Middle School Outreach Activities, Citywide Safe Halloween, Storybook Island, the annual Red Ribbon Parade, and biannual highway cleanup.
Members of our organization can be found in various student activities, including the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Drama Club, Order of Omega, Phi Eta Sigma, Interfraternity Council (IFC), and the M-Week Committee. We encourage any students considering joining any of these organizations to talk to a chapter member for more information.
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