Welcome to the website of the Beta Rho chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma, a chapter of the Professional Chemistry fraternity at Kansas State University.

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About
Alpha Chi Sigma
We are a Professional Chemistry Fraternity, made of both Collegiate and Professional branches, committed to the advancement of chemistry. We find the science of chemistry entertaining and rewarding, and strive to share our enthusiasm with those around us. We believe in learning not only more about chemistry, but learning more about our fellow brothers along the way. These aspirations have been part of the fraternity since our founding in 1902 at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and as such are the three objectives of the fraternity, found at the bottom of the page. Our main goal is to promote the brotherhood and scholarship of chemistry. Our largest contributor is our chemistry magic shows. We perform at different venues including many places on campus, as well as at the various elementary and middle schools in Manhattan and surrounding cities. Our main goal at these shows is to show the amazing things that chemistry can explain, and have fun while doing it. We also have social events with our collegiate brothers, as well as the professional brothers.
Beta Rho

Beta Rho was colonized by the Kappa Chapter (Kansas University), and has been a thriving branch of Alpha Chi Sigma since October 30, 1965.
Our first members were initiated by Kappa after a friendly game of basketball.

The Pledging Process

To join Alpha Chi Sigma, you must first go through pledging: a semester long process that gives you time to get to know our members and a few things about the fraternity before joining. Alpha Chi Sigma is open to students that are majoring in Chemistry, or were within the top 40% of your chem 1 class. Both males and females may start pledging to join.

If you're interested in the slightest, we have informational meetings near the start of each semester. If you want us to contact us to find out about the next informational meeting, fill out the form below or just show up! The dates of the informational meetings will be on the Calendar as soon as they are known.

Throughout the semester, our chapter has social events. Near the start of the pledging process, we have events every night of the week for prospective pledges to get to know us and see whether they want to join or not. These events may include, but are not limited to bowling, laser tag, a potluck, picture scavengar hunts, and movie nights!

Want to Know More?

You can fill out this form to receive information about our next informational meeting. You can also contact our Master Alchemist, , or our Vice Master Alchemist, Sarah Schuetze!

Sarah Schuetze
Vice Master Alchemist
Sophomore in Biological Systems Engineering.

We have informational meetings at the start both the Fall and Spring semesters. We can't wait to hear from you!

This website is updated magically by David Martin.
Feel free to send him comments, suggestions, or pictures for the website.
David Martin
Webmaster
Junior in Chemical Engineering.
Krystal Duer
Master Alchemist
Senior in Biological Systems Engineering and Pre-Med.
Sarah Schuetze
Vice Master Alchemist
Sophomore in Biological Systems Engineering.
Sara Joyce
Master of Ceremonies
Sophomore in Chemistry, Pre-Pharmacy.
Harrison Schmidt
Outreach Coordinator
Junior in Biology.
Andy Warner
Assistant Outreach Coordinator
Sophomore in Chemistry.
John Rosa
Social Chair
Junior in Chemistry, Pre-Pharmacy.
Bailey Ward
Recorder
Sophomore in Biology and Pre-Pharmacy.
Christine Spartz
Treasurer
Junior in Chemistry.
Kelsie Cole
Historian
Sophomore in Biology, Pre-Dentistry .
Rachel Quinnett
Reporter
Freshman in Chemical Engineering.
David Martin
Webmaster
Junior in Chemical Engineering.
Sean Smith
Alumni Secretary
Freshman in Chemical Engineering.
Emery Brown
Chapter Advisor
Jim Hodgson
Chapter Advisor
Dr. Christopher Levy
Chapter Advisor
John Lennon
Fab Four
Not Actually in Alpha Chi Sigma.
Paul McCartney
Fab Four
Not Actually in Alpha Chi Sigma.
Richard Starkey
Fab Four
Not Actually in Alpha Chi Sigma.
George Harrison
Fab Four
Not Actually in Alpha Chi Sigma.
Stuart Sutcliffe
Fab Four Honorable Mention
Not Actually in Alpha Chi Sigma.
Pete Best
Fab Four Honorable Mention
Not Actually in Alpha Chi Sigma.
Members
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Professional and Service Activities
National Chemitry Week Mall Show
Each October, Alpha Chi Sigma and the Chemistry Department at K-State put on activities during National Chemistry Week. The biggest event is a show at Manhattan Town Center Mall. Faculty members of the American Chemical Society with the help of BP brothers offer hands-on activities for kids, and brothers from BP put on three Halloween-themed shows during the day to show off a variety of neat chemistry tricks. The mall show is fun because so many children and families stop to watch, and its a fun show for members to participate in too!
KSU Chemistry Faculty Dinner

BP hosted its annual dinner with faculty at Little Apple Brewery. Several faculty members were in attendance, including: Chapter Advisor Dr. Chris Levy; brother Dr. Chris Culbertson; Drs. Christer Aakeroy, Yasmin Patell, Kenneth Klabunde, Ping Li, Leila Maurmann; Christa Obermeyer and Ron Jackson; Chemist and Dean of Arts and Sciences Peter Dorhout. It was a nice evening out for all students and faculty in attendance.
Periodic Table Clean-Up
In the basement of the Chemistry/Biochemistry Building is a large periodic table - each element has its own square with information about the element. In the fall, under the advice of BP Chapter Advisor Dr. Christopher Levy, brothers volunteered their time on a Saturday to clean the periodic table element panels. With music cranked up in the AXS lab and everybody sporting purple gloves, cleaning turned out to be fun!
Chemistry Magic Shows
Through the year, our chapter puts on a variety of Chemistry Magic Shows to show groups Chemistry and how cool it can be!
You can contact our Outreach Coordinator, Harrison Schmidt, if you're interested in having us do a show.
Harrison Schmidt
Outreach Coordinator
Junior in Biology.
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