Beta Beta Chapter
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Founded: May 4, 1929
Massachusetts Institute of Technology was chartered in 1865 as a land grant institution. In 1916, the campus moved from Boston to its present location in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Alpha Club, established in February 1929 with the objective of becoming a chapter of Alpha Kappa Pi, was installed on May 4, 1929, the same day that the Mount Union chapter was installed in Ohio. Frank Horn, MIT '29, was the motivating force and first president of the chapter. The chapter had a house at 44 Francis Street, Brookline, Mass. In May 1934 the chapter moved from 136 Thorndike Street, Brookline, to 384 Marlborough Street, Boston. The chapter placed first among MIT fraternities in grade point average in 1933-1934 and in 1934-1935. Born just months before the stock market crash of October 1929, the group had a meager existence through the depression and initiated only 50 members before becoming inactive. The last initiation took place in September 1939.
Efforts to revitalize the chapter took place in 2011 and 2012, yielding a small interest group led by Acting President Cosmos Darwin, MIT '12.
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