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John Carroll University's Beta Theta Pi fraternity chapter has not only established itself as a prominent institution within the campus community but has also earned recognition on a national scale. At this year's Beta Theta Pi 184th General Convention in Dallas, Texas, the JCU chapter received several prestigious national awards, including: 





1. Virginia Tech Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement - award for highest GPA among fraternities on campus.


2. Outstanding Campus Involvement - award for a chapter of Beta Theta Pi with the most participation on their campus.


3. Outstanding Alumni Relations Program - award for a chapter of Beta Theta Pi having a robust and successful program to keep alumni involved in the fraternity. 


4. The Francis H. Sisson Award - an award given to chapters displaying success in areas such as operations, academics, and recruitment. This is JCU's 6th Sisson award.


5. The John Reily Knox Award - the highest honor bestowed to a chapter in Beta Theta Pi and celebrates chapters' success in multiple areas such as operations, recruitment, education, and even singing. This is JCU's 3rd Knox Award.


C.J. Fovozzo '23 (first from left)

Former president of Beta Theta Pi, C.J. Fovozzo '23 says he's proud of the organization's achievements and believes his fraternity experience has honed skills he's using in his career as a compensation analyst with JOANN Stores. "My time at JCU would have never been as fulfilling without joining a fraternity. I knew joining a fraternity would allow me to meet other young adults who shared the same ideals and values as I did," recalls Fovozzo.

Becoming a brother in a fraternity gave me the professional and interpersonal skills needed to excel in my career and to find success. I found great comfort in knowing I felt prepared to enter the workforce after college and to build on relationships I had already created.

The chapter's current president, Ryan Beranek '25 is working to build on the success of Beta Theta Pi at JCU. “It is awesome to see what our chapter has been able to accomplish these last few years,” he says.

When I joined, I think the chapter still saw some struggles and aftermath from the pandemic. Now, I feel that the chapter is as strong as ever. Everybody is super engaged and wants to see the chapter succeed, we have three out of four IFC (Interfraternity Council) positions held by Betas, as well as several other Betas heavily involved on campus. We expect a large recruitment class, which will propel us to bigger and better things.

Ryan Beranek '25 (fourth from right)

Fraternity and Sorority Life at John Carroll University empowers students to merge their academic, leadership, and service goals while making lasting social connections. These groups are committed to advancing the university's mission while fostering a sense of belonging for those involved. 


JCU's fraternities are currently recruiting new members. This weekend there are several Sorority Recruitment events. The Panhellenic Council, the governing body of the five inter/national sororities at JCU, is responsible for the sorority recruitment process. Women can register for recruitment Sorority Recruitment here


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