Nu Pledge Class
Pledging is the single best part of joining Beta Theta Pi. It is the pledge process where you learn about Beta's history, get to know the brothers, and develop the closest friendship you will ever know with your pledge brothers. In the pledging process you will take part in numerous leadership building activities such as the Ropes Course, a camping pledge retreat for a weekend, study hours, as well as weekly pledge meetings to grow your knowledge on our brotherhood.
"Pledging, at times, tested my will of wanting to become a Brother of Beta Theta Pi, but all in all the times i spent with my pledge brothers were some that I will remember for life and working my way through the challenges of pledging made me appreciate becoming a Brother that much more."
-Chris Goodale EA #204 Nu Class
The Nu Class at a pledge meeting
The pledge process takes up most of a semester. Each week you will be tested on the previous week's material. In the following weeks you will be assigned a Big brother as a pledge. Your big is your mentor and will look after you and help you along your pledging.
Nu Pledge Tejas Nandurkar with his Big Sapan Kapadia
"Pledging through Beta has helped me because not only have I learned the history behind it, but I have gotten to know all of my pledge brothers."
-Adam Morgan EA #202 Nu Pledge
One of the most commonly asked questions about pledging Beta is whether or not we haze. We emphasize that hazing is illegal and we will take not part in hazing or anything close to it. We strive to develop bonds of friendship to withstand the test of time. We have an executive member (The Risk Management Advisor) that sees to it that each pledge is safe and sound.
The Nu Pledges leaving the Alpha Omicron Pi house after Serenades
"Pledging always sounded like it would be a horrible and rough experience but with Beta you will have the time of your life. I met some of my best friends during this process and would do it all over again if given the chance."
- Rodney Hedgepeth EA #203 Nu Pledge
Pledges this past semester set the bar for what is possible in the pledge process. They organized a serenade for the sororities, which is when the brothers and pledges sing to sisters of sororities. The pledges even organized an outstanding dance routine to perform afterwards.
"The pledge process is hard to put into words. Most of the time it was amazing, but at times tested each person’s will. Having the pledge brothers by my side, gave me the confidence to continue and to have the time of my life."
- Billy "BJ" Clark Nu Pledge
This year we got eleven pledges, our highest yet, and we look at getting more quality men this semester. If you have any more questions on the pledge process, feel free to contact:
Marc Glidden (President) - GLIDDENM07@students.ecu.edu
or Kyle Gamble (Pledge Educator) - RKG0103@ecu.edu.
The Nu Pledges at the Ropes Course