Zeta Beta Chapter
Arizona State University
Founded: November 18, 2011
Ideal Chapter Size: 100
Most Improved Chapter Award - 
Phi Pi Phi Silver Cup - 
Undergraduate Hall of Fame
Vakili, Pardis '15 
The history of Zeta Beta began in the winter of 2010 when a group of young men, searching to start a new fraternity at Arizona State University, contacted Alpha Sigma Phi and asked to start a colony. Arizona State become a new chapter for the Fraternity, and for the first time since 1970, the Fraternity had a presence in the state of Arizona. Director of Chapter and Colony Development, Matt Humberger, visited campus in January 2011 to meet with all interested men and eventually conducted a Pledge Ceremony with 24 men. The group was officially colonized on March 1, 2011 and 32 new members went through the first Initiation Ceremony on April 16, 2011.
The colony ended the 2010-2011 academic year with 34 members, and recruited 19 new members in the 2011 fall semester. Prior to the fall semester, the chapter secured housing at 1461 E. Apache Bvld. in Tempe, Arizona by converting an old hotel into a chapter house. A petition to charter was approved by the Grand Council on October 1, 2011.
With the assistance of alumni in the Phoenix area, led by Scott B. Proper, Yale '00, the Fraternity chartered Arizona State University on November 18, 2011. The Chartering Ceremony was held at the Hackett House in Tempe, Arizona. Matt Humberger, Bowling Green '03, represented Fraternity Staff. Grand Councilor John Tilden, SUNY Binghamton '93, gave the Keynote Address and presented the charter. Elliott Stone, Arizona State '11, was the founding president. In all, 48 men were considered charter members of the Zeta Beta Chapter.
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