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You will always

belong here.

Our siblinghood provides queer adults with a sense of belonging, community, and mentorship. 

We provide a safe, loyal, and consistent community to anyone who is courageous and vulnerable enough to open their arms to us. Our members realize that our connection and bond are deeper than friendship. We are a family of siblings whose lives are forever interconnected and interwoven in a deep belief of love and selflessness.

We've been waiting for you.

Who are Betas?

We are more than a fraternity. Betas are role models for queer youth. We cultivate lifelong relationships with our siblings and fuel our community through service and fellowship. Founded by three Black queer men in 2009, Beta has grown to support a network of nearly 50 men across the United States. Our members are leaders in their professional fields, entrepreneurs, civil servants, and decorated scholars. We create the space we seek. We are the company we keep.

Why Join?

Join Beta Gamma Chi if you seek to experience belonging and a lifetime of siblinghood. Join because you want to be a part of a radical movement of self and community love. We provide our siblings with consistent opportunities to cultivate meaningful relationships and network. Betas also receive endless opportunities to develop as non-profit leaders, community members, and engaged citizens.

What experience do you need?

Above all else, we look for potential, vulnerability, and a deep commitment from prospective members. To apply for membership with Beta Gamma Chi, you must identify as a cisgender male, transgender male, or gender non-conforming. You must also be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

What support will you receive as a prospective member?

Joining a fraternity is an exciting but overwhelming process. We are here to guide you every step of the way. Once you subscribe, you will receive regular membership updates, tips, and opportunities to connect with our members. We also offer monthly local and virtual recruitment activities.

What is the financial commitment?

New members pay an intake fee of $552, which covers the cost of induction materials, registration for the annual retreat or conference, room and board during induction, and annual dues for 2024. After the first year of membership, members pay annual dues of $192.

What is the time commitment?

Betas love hard, play hard, and work hard. Joining our siblinghood requires a commitment, from intake to active membership. New Member Education is a ten-week program that requires a weekly commitment of up to six hours. Once inducted, active members attend a monthly meeting and serve on a committee of their choice. Above our fraternal duties, we prioritize connecting and cultivating relationships with each sibling.

SO, WHAT'S NEXT?

Subscribe

Express your interest by subscribing to our newsletter. After you subscribe we'll connect you with our membership team to receive more information.

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You may subscribe at any time.

Attend an Event

Get to know our members and experience our programs. Register for an event today.

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We host local and virtual programs from February through December each year.​

Meet Our Team

Getting to know our membership team is a critical step in becoming a member. We offer one-on-one meetings and local and virtual recruitment activities for you to begin orienting yourself with Beta. 

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Our recruitment activities begin in April. Start registering now.

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Apply

Be ready to dedicate some serious time to thoughtfully respond to questions that will assess your readiness for membership. 

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Our application goes live for our fall membership class on March 1.​

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