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ZBT Charters the Beta Epsilon Chapter at Michigan State University

LANSING, March 13, 2024 – Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is proud to announce the chartering of the Beta Epsilon Chapter at Michigan State University.

The Chartering Ceremony was Saturday, March 9, 2024, on campus. Chartering Officer was Supreme Councilor Laurence A. Bolotin, M.Ed., CAE, Alpha Zeta (University of Florida) 2001, and Master of Ceremonies was Fraternity Chief Experience Officer Ricky E. Kirby, Gamma Mu (University of Memphis) 2016. Presiding Chapter President is Brendan D. Hunt, Beta Epsilon 2026.

“I am filled with pride and gratitude. Central to our story of growth and achievement are our Founding Fathers, whose foresight and resolve have set a standard of excellence that defines us today. Their legacy is a beacon that guides our way forward, inspiring every new class, including the Class of 2026, to build on our proud traditions,” Brother Hunt said. “I must also express my profound gratitude to ZBT International Headquarters for their unwavering support and guidance. Special thanks are due to our chapter coach, Chris Williams, whose mentorship has been invaluable.”

Congratulatory notes can be sent to the Chapter at brendanhunt1203@gmail.com.

Several proud alumni and guests were in attendance, notably Rabbi Bentzion Shemtov from MSU Chabad and Elana Levy  Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life.

Please join us in celebrating Beta Epsilon’s successes. Congratulations and thank you to the Chapter and its supporters for your hard work and dedication.

The Chapter had the highest grade-point average among Interfraternity Council groups in Spring 2023 and the sixth highest among IFC groups for Fall 2023. They are thriving on campus, and will have two campus fraternity houses starting in the fall. Their Get on the Ball philanthropy is planned for the first week of April.

Gifts in celebration of the Beta Epsilon Chapter at Michigan State University may be made to the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation by visiting zbtfoundation.org/donate. Please complete the in honor tribute information section when making your gift.

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity was founded in 1898 in New York City as the world’s first Jewish Fraternity. ZBT is a Brotherhood of Kappa Nu, Phi Alpha, Phi Epsilon Pi, Phi Sigma Delta and Zeta Beta Tau. ZBT is represented on more than 75 campuses in the United States and Canada and has initiated more than 140,000 brothers.


  • CONTACT: Chris Williams, Director of Organizational Growth, cwilliams@zbtnational.org, 803-683-2977
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