Beta Tau, Nebraska Wesleyan University

About Beta Tau Chapter

Beta Tau was founded on September 6, 1941 at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE. We've been around 78 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 8. We currently have a total of 56 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.67! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 0 service hours and $0.00!

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Delta Zeta Beta Tau Spring Break 2019

Over Spring Break 2019, Delta Zeta had sisters traveling from coast to coast. Boat rides, concerts, skiing, and roller coasters were on Beta Tau’s itinerary for the week. Some of our women were right here in Nebraska like Annie Johnson, who attended a photography and art workshop, and others were soaking up the sun in California like Maddie Backencamp, who, in Kaylee Jessen’s words, were getting a “much-needed break from Nebraska”. Although most of our sisters were relaxing, sightseeing, or shopping over their break, Sam Slizoski was busy representing the Nebraska Wesleyan University women's tennis team in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Yip Yip!

Some of our more adventurous sisters hiked and snowshoed in Yosemite and even survived blizzards, avalanches, and floods in Colorado before returning to campus. Whether our members were traveling with other Delta Zetas, getting a break from Nebraska, or spending time with family and friends at home getting a break from homework, the week was much needed and fun filled.

Dig It with DZ

The Beta Tau chapter of the Delta Zeta Sorority in Lincoln, Nebraska hosted a philanthropic volleyball tournament on March 21st, with all proceeds going to Relay for Life. The event was very successful and received rave reviews from participants! It lasted around 4 hours and brought in much needed funds for the upcoming Relay event which DZ will participate in in mid April!

The Beta Tau Chapter leads and succeeds on Nebraska Wesleyan campus

Within the Nebraska Wesleyan community, the women of the Beta Tau Chapter of Delta Zeta continue to be excellent leaders and scholars.

As the new semester approaches, ten members of the chapter were added to the group of Ambassadors giving tours at Nebraska Wesleyan. The chapter has 14 Ambassadors at the university. Ambassadors at Nebraska Wesleyan are responsible for showing potential new students around campus and answering any questions the students have.

During the recruitment process, four Beta Tau women will help potential new members find their new home in the Nebraska Wesleyan Greek Community.

Additionally, four Beta Tau members were selected to be New Student Orientation leaders this coming fall. "The selection process to become an orientation leader is extremely selective, and we are very proud of these four individuals who will be leading our new students around campus during their first week at NWU," member Abigail McCubbin.

This past spring, the chapter had the highest sorority GPA on Nebraska Wesleyan's campus at 3.490. Twenty Beta Tau members named to the Academic Honors list with a 3.75 GPA or higher.

Below is a list of women who were named to the Academic Honors List for Spring 2017:

• Jordan Arndt
• Savannah Barrett
• Katelyn Bornemeier
• Eliza Fallick
• Mariah Fallick
• Chandler Haefele
• Callie Hensel
• Ali Johnson
• Jennifer Keenan
• Hayden Kilgore
• Michaela Loontjer
• Anne-Marie Maher
• Madison Martin
• Abigail McCubbin
• Merissa Roth
• Annaliese Saathoff
• Caitlyn Skuodas
• Abigail Strutzenberg
• Aunna Strutzenberg
• Makinzie Vanderwege

Several members have chosen to broaden their academic horizons by studying abroad this past spring and summer, studying in countries including Greece, Morocco, Belize, Spain, and Italy.

Beta Tau Chapter (Nebraska Wesleyan University) holds first-annual Dig it with DZ volleyball tournament to benefit Relay for Life

On March 15, 2017 Beta Tau raised $233.82 in their first-annual Dig it with DZ volleyball tournament. All proceeds raised from this event went towards Beta Tau's total donation for Relay for Life, was held on April 7, 2017.

This was Maddie Martin's, Vice President of Philanthropy, first philanthropy even of 2017. "I thought the event was a success!" she said enthusiastically. "I believe that a lot of people enjoyed themselves and I think we should consider making this event an annual one!"

Maddie said that she would love to see the event grow and become an annual philanthropy with more teams being added each year. See more here.

Beta Tau Chapter (Nebraska Wesleyan University) recognized for academic honors for Fall 2016

Twenty-eight members of the Beta Tau Chapter at Nebraska Wesleyan University made the Honor Roll for Fall 2016. Of these 28 women, 10 have earned a 4.000 GPA. Additionally, the chapter had a GPA of 3.49. Those women who made the Honor Roll were:

Abigail McCubbin
Ali Johnson *
Anne-Marie Maher
Ashley Springman
Anna Strutzenberg *
Caitlyn Skuodas *
Caitlin Croner *
Chandler Haefele
Eliza Fallick *
Emily Bogle
Emma Carlson *
Flor Garcia *
Jennifer Keenan
Jordan Arndt
Julia Bartolome
Katelyn Bornemeier
Katie Goesch
Lexie Ludeke
Maddie Backencamp *
Madeleine Tolly
Madison Martin
Makinzie Vandewege
Mariah Fallick
Merissa Roth
Michaela Barber
Nicole Keller
Robyn King *
Shelby Spenner *

(* = women with an overall 4.000 GPA)

Megan Johnson, President of Beta Tau at Nebraska Wesleyan Univ., knows the truly positive impact collegiate women make

Megan Johnson, President of the Beta Tau Chapter at Nebraska Wesleyan University, described how Delta Zeta has truly influenced her life and her desire to give back to others.

"Becoming a Delta Zeta was easily one of the best decisions I ever made," Megan said. "Being a part of a sisterhood that has such driven, caring and motivated women has shown me the positive impact that collegiate women can have. Everyone in the Beta Tau chapter constantly contributes to our growth and success by either being an active member of campus organizations or volunteering in the community.

"This past semester that hard work paid off when we had a member awarded Greek Woman of the Year and our chapter won Chapter of the Year. I'm always amazed by the work that Delta Zetas do, and am so proud to belong to an organization that pushes its members to do more and be more in their everyday lives."

Giving graciously has been an important part of Megan's life at Nebraska Wesleyan. "This upcoming semester is the Alzheimer's walk," she said, "and our chapter always tries does as much for this cause as possible. There are multiple alumnae who have been affected by Alzheimer's, and participating in and fundraising for this event helps not only raise money to research treatments, but gives us a time to support our sisters. It's really encouraging to know that our chapter can support the national philanthropy and service project of Delta Zeta, and still support local philanthropies that directly affect our members."

Beta Tau Chapter (Nebraska Wesleyan) brings cookies, cards and smiles to hospitalized children
February 26, 2016

On February 6, 2016, Maddie Backencamp, a newly initiated member of the Beta Tau Chapter at Nebraska Wesleyan University, joined collegiate and alumnae members to create Valentine's Day cards and prepare cookies to send to a local children's hospital.

"Using various shades of pink construction paper and countless marker-drawn hearts later, our chapter produced just over one hundred cards by the afternoon to fill hospitalized children's Valentine’s Day with a little more love," said Ashley Anne Springman, LAMP Editor and Historian.

“It was nice to catch up with the alumnae, and it was a good feeling to know that you were making a child’s day,” said Maddie Backencamp.

"Our Delta Zeta members and alumnae were reminded that Valentine’s Day is not just about the heart-shaped box filled with chocolates, but is also about caring for your community and spending time with your sorority sisters<" Ashley concluded.