What is the current status of the Chapter?


    West Virginia Beta – Notice of Closure – Alumni

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Brother Sam Murray (#1490), AVC Board member, posted the following on September 4, 2015, in the West Virginia Beta SigEp alumni Facebook groups…


How cool is this picture that Rafe Hughes took very recently?! I visited the new Sig Ep house with Rafe and several other AVC members when I was in town for the meeting a few weeks ago. I have to say, it was very cool to be back in a place with brothers that was *our* home, and not just one of the brother’s houses on campus. Sure it’s not the Gaskins house, but like I mentioned earlier in the week.. if we keep on track with all of our help and support, we can eventually get back there. However, in the meantime, this is house is pretty sweet! I think all of us can reminisce about that feeling you get in late August/early September.. hanging out on warm days when all your brothers are back in Morgantown.. ..and the FIRST HOME GAME IS TOMORROW!! There’s no better feeling, in my opinion!!

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West Virginia Beta brother Jeremy Tipton (#1936), immediate past Chapter President, receives the Fraternity’s J. Edward Zollinger Outstanding Senior Award!


Jeremy received this recognition at the recent Carlson Leadership Academy in Atlanta, GA, which was attended by numerous Chapter members, including most all of the Chapter’s Executive Board members and Ray Clarke (#1124), Chapter Counselor.

A brief explanation of this distinguished award follows:

J. Edward Zollinger Outstanding Senior Award

The J. Edward Zollinger Outstanding Senior Award is presented each year at Carlson Leadership Academies to one outstanding senior in each district of the Fraternity. The district governor makes a selection, based on nominations from the chapters, chapter counselors and Alumni and Volunteer Corporations. The award is named for the J. Edward Zollinger, William and Mary ’27, Past Grand President, Order of the Golden Heart recipient and longtime President of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation.

Recipients are balanced men and models of excellence. The award is based on outstanding scholastic achievement, fraternity and campus leadership and community involvement. Recipients must be attending a school with a Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter and be in good standing with that chapter.

To Ave’s knowledge, Jeremy is the first and only West Virginia Beta Chapter member to ever have received this award (if there have been any other WV Beta brothers to receive this award, please let us know), a tremendous and rare honor, and a significant source of pride for Jeremy, personally, and West Virginia Beta, collectively.

Please join the AVC Board and Chapter in congratulating Jeremy on this outstanding achievement, and thanking him for his many years of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love in connection with his various leadership roles with the Chapter.

Well done, brother Tipton!


West Virginia Beta tops WVU Interfraternity Council’s Spring 2015 Academic Ranking!

  WVU IFC Spring 2015 Fraternity Academic Rankings

AVC 2014 CLA AWARDAVC's AWARD at 2014 CLAWest Virginia Beta AVC recognized at 2014 Carlson Leadership Academy for Operational Excellence!

Curt Shinn, AVC President, poses along with Ray Clarke, Chapter Counselor, and attending West Virginia Beta Chapter members, as Curt proudly displays the AVC’s award for Operational Excellence during the 2014 Carlson Leadership Academy in Chigago, IL
1st row (L to R) Ray Clarke, Chapter Counselor, Patrick Clarke, Nate Taylor (immediate past Chapter Chaplain), Curt Shinn, AVC President, Jeremy Tipton (Chapter VP of Recruitment)
2nd row (L to R) Rob Oravets (Chapter VP of Programming), Andrew Marano, Kris Lankford (Chapter VP of Membership Development), Will Young (Chapter President), and Lamar Taylor (Chapter VP of Communications), and Bill Pecora (Chapter Chaplain).

1466124_10202695682621566_313053199_nWest Virginia Beta Brothers,The Chapter held its inaugural Balanced Man Scholarship Reception Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Hilton Garden Inn located in the Suncrest Towne Centre in Morgantown. A total of $2,000 in Balanced Man scholarships were awarded to three (3) recipients, including current Chapter member and legacy, Patrick Clarke, son of current Chapter Counselor and past Chapter President, Ray Clarke (#1124).The implementation of the Balanced Man Scholarship or similar scholarship annually, is one of seventeen (17) Chartering Criteria which the Chapter must satisfy to meet National’s requirements to be re-chartered (click here to see more information about National’s Chartering Criteria).This historic moment in West Virginia Beta history was made possible through the virtue, diligence and brotherly love of West Virginia Beta alumni. On behalf of the Chapter members and the officers and members of the board of directors of the AVC, I sincerely thank the contributing alumni of West Virginia Beta for their generous financial support, without which, we simply could not have taken this historic step in our continuing march toward becoming re-chartered and returning West Virginia Beta to its rightful position atop the Greek fraternity system at WVU.Well done, brothers of West Virginia Beta!Stay tuned for more pictures from West Virginia Beta’s Balanced Man Scholarship Reception.Steve Dearien (#1014)AVC Treasurer