Meet the Beta Chapter of Chi Phi

The Chi Phi house lies along Commonwealth Avenue Park, just steps from the course of the Boston Marathon. The neighborhood is filled with food, shops, and space to roam, and is well within range of campus shuttles and bike-sharing services.

Since its inception in 1890, the Beta Chapter of Chi Phi has stood for integrity, honesty and trustworthiness at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The brotherhood demonstrates its commitment to the Institute through academic excellence, athletic involvement, volunteer efforts and participation in a variety of on-campus organizations.

The brothers of the Beta Chapter maintain and celebrate values that foster more aware and able citizens, preparing leaders for life as both undergraduates and alumni.

The discipline and passion of Chi Phi doesn’t stop in the classroom; our brothers excel in a myriad of extra-curricular areas from Camp Kesem to a student-run investment fund. The house consistently makes an effort to be involved on campus, with brothers recently holding positions such as President of the Undergraduate Association, the Chief Fundraiser for the MIT $100K Business Plan competition, and five Class Ring Committee chairs in the past six years.

Outside of academics and extracurriculars, our brothers also enjoy the active social scene at Chi Phi. The house hosts formals, open parties, and smaller mixers throughout the semester and maintains relationships with sororities and societies at both MIT and colleges in the surrounding area.


Our brothers take great pride in their academic endeavors and strive to facilitate a productive work environment. The chapter house offers many resources to academically support brothers, including:

• Library for quiet reading space

• Study with an iMac, a conference table, and a projector for group studying

• Rooms equipped with ethernet and high-speed wireless internet

• Printers on all occupied floors

In addition to these resources, older brothers frequently hold review sessions for new members and younger brothers as they prepare for exams and learn how to best prepare themselves for the academic rigor of MIT. All members of Chi Phi actively strive to work past the horizon of grade reports and focus on cultivating genuine curiosity and academic inquiry.


The alumni of the Beta Chapter continue to participate in house life and operation well after commencement. Our dedicated chapter alumni association, The Beta Foundation, assists the active members in day-to-day running and upkeep of 32 Hereford. The Beta Foundation has recently sponsored the restoration of both the exterior of the house and aging music room, completed in fall of 2016. In addition, alumni of all ages return to the house in February for the annual Initiation Banquet to welcome our new members into the house.