The social scene at Beta Theta Pi is a wonderful way to make new friends and interact with an incredibly interesting group of people. The pledges for the upcoming semester will have the benefit of not only getting to know members of numerous sororities, but also can look forward to spending time with many of the greatest friends they will ever have: their pledge brothers.
The social calendar at the Beta House is covered with numerous events throughout the year. The most anticipated date party for the fall semester is the annual house formal, Wooglin Night Club, which dates back to 1926. Held in the early fall semester, this party is a weekend of fun centered around a black-tie gathering on Saturday evening. In past years, the event has been held in cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, and Memphis.
Another exciting event in the fall semester is Wooglin Country Club. This event includes nine miniature golf holes that are constructed annually by the Betas themselves. This event is fun not only because of the party itself, but also because of the time that is spent together constructing the golf holes. Themes for the holes in recent years include "Around the World" and "The Bars of Columbia."
The spring semester is also host to the biggest party on campus and another storied Beta tradition, Pig Roast. Pig Roast, an event held since 1911, is undoubtedly the most popular party of the year. During the month of April, Betas and their dates travel to the Lake of the Ozarks to spend a fun-filled extended weekend beginning with the pig roast on Thursday, and culminating on Saturday with a cruise on the lake, and a semi-formal function that night.
In addition to these traditional Beta functions, numerous semi-formals, mystery dates, and other parties with sororities occur throughout the school year. Although Beta takes leadership and academic success very seriously, its members also know how to reward the product of their countless hours of hard work, hence the commonly spoken phrase, "Work hard, play hard."