In 1972, the Beta Chi Delta fraternity was founded on the Bluefield College campus in Bluefield, Virginia, as the non-national organization Phi Mu Delta. It was mere coincidence that the brothers chose the Greek letters used by a national fraternity. After a conflict of interests with this national fraternity in 2001 the Phi Mu Delta brothers were forced to change their name. The brothers chose "Beta" for brothers; "Chi" for Christ; and "Delta" for tradition.
The purpose of the Beta Chi Delta Fraternity is to create a Christian atmosphere in which brothers are able to have meaningful fellowship in a common purpose, interest, and fulfillment in both academic and extracurricular activities. Its members strive in spiritual and academic areas as well as any other areas necessary for the well being of the individual and the Fraternity. Ultimately, we accept the responsibility of uplifitng Jesus Christ through our actions as well as spreading His word and love.
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
- Psalm 133:1 (ASV)
Beta Chi Delta is a Christian fraternity that strives to hold brothers accountable to one another in their walk with Christ. We believe that a Christian is an individual who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior as outlined in Romans 10:9-10, and actively pursues His teachings to seek the Kingdom of God.
"If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved."
- Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)