They say there’s nothing quite like a Beta convention. I could say the same thing about my Beta experience. It has truly a life changing experience of just incredible growth. I know I am a much better person for having joined Beta Theta Pi. I’ve gained unimaginable levels of confidence and knowledge, helping gain leadership roles such as: The Chapter’s VP of Programming, Interfraternity Council Director of Programming and President, and a Program Coordinator for the University’s New Student Orientation Program. All because of Beta. I hope to take what Beta has thought me and help build a better world for years to come.
My experience in Beta has been very unique. I struggled to find a community my freshman year and Beta allowed me to be part of theirs. From there, I gained the confidence to branch out and expand my connections. I became Chapter President and fought to gain our charter & succeeded. I became an orientation leader thanks to a brother. I became a chemistry tutor at the CWLT and helped another brother to become a writing advisor. Now I’m choreographing a dance in RDG where 3 brothers are in it. I’ve been very lucky with my experiences in Beta. I’ll cherish the memories forever!
Years ago I had to ask myself why I joined a fraternity. Now the question is why did I stay. I could give many reasons. But, as I prepare for graduation, one reason stands out among the rest; Beta is my home. Over the past three years, I have returned every night to the same house. The library holds memories of late night conversations and rowdy game nights. The basement reminds me of movie nights, and a ring of friends all sharing stories. Perhaps best of all, I had my own room, where my friends could find me, but where I could escape from “Life’s battle edge.” Beta is my home, and I am so grateful to my brothers for providing me with everything I could ask for in a family. Thank you.
My name is William Danton, and I am a graduating senior from the class of 2019. Joining Greek life here at Puget Sound has been one of the most influential and rewarding parts of my college career.
-Will Danton’ 19