It has been a great 1st year occupying our new Chapter House. Becoming an owner in the Warren St Village Project has been a fantastic experience. We have a first class facility located in the best spot of the village. Our house is the largest with 4 floors vs the others with 3. Our floor plans are unique. From the built in oak bookshelves to the conference room and study lounge to the below grade chapter room level. No other house in the village comes close and why not Beta Alpha has always traveled its own unique path. NJIT could not have been a better partner from start to finish. They recognized our leadership on this project and got behind us with all the support they could. They partnered with us on our capital campaign and their foundation is the vehicle that allows for tax deductible gifts to this project.
This has not been a simple undertaking. Your Beta Alpha Volunteers have spent thousands of man hours to get us where we are today. Yet there is more still to get accomplished. That is why we need you to participate in our Building Beta Alpha Campaign. If you have ever wanted to help Beta Alpha NOW is the time. Your chapter needs you now more than ever. Getting the building designed and the chapter Moved in to the new chapter house last September was just the beginning.
Reaching our million dollar campaign goal will allow us to fulfill our short term financial commitments that let us to break ground and move in. Room rents paid by the undergraduate chapter will cover the day to day expenses and the long term mortgage. However, our short term construction and bridge loans were designed to be paid for by our fund raising campaign and are due at the end of our 5 year campaign. That is why your participation in the campaign is so important. We need to reach our campaign goal to make this work. Just because the chapter is moved in and we have a good percentage of our campaign goal secured by pledges, and are doing well on actual collection rates, does not mean any of us are off the Hook. For this to work we must be able to satisfy our short term loans. The Campaign Committee as well as the Board of Trustees believes we will reach our goal but we need your help. Currently we have more than $835k in Pledges and have collected about a third.
If you have not had the chance to Pledge something toward this worthy project please do so now. You deserve to have your name and Beta Alpha Number forever etched into the donor wall which will be prominently displayed at our chapter house. If you are one of the "Beta Alpha Hero's" who have already donated to our campaign we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are the reason why Beta Alpha will be so successful!
Our undergraduates have already been reaping the rewards of our first class facility. They have doubled the size of the chapter since the project was announced and they filled all 24 beds the very first year which is double the high average live in amount compared to the old chapter house.
To View the Donor Recognition List please Click HERE.
Please consider being a part of the greatest thing to happen to our chapter since its founding. We are asking all brothers to pledge a tax deductible gift to help fund our project. Your Pledge can be spread out over the next 4 years. You can have your gift deducted automatically from your Credit Card or Bank account or send in payments online through a dedicated Gateway. (remember its tax deductible and you can collect your Amex points!)
Beta Alpha Pledge form:
Please print out the PDF version of the pledge form HERE and follow the email or snail mail instructions at the bottom.
There are still some Room Dedication Opportunities available on a first come first pledged basis. Let us know what you are interested in today!
For the Room Dedication Policies Please Click HERE.
Below is the overall site plan for the Warren Street Village
The Warren street Village project has become the hub of student activity on the NJIT campus. The honors college dorm (large building in site plan on warren street) has more then student bedrooms. The ground floor contains food service and convenience retail as well as a new state of the art fitness center. Some of those facilities are already open for business. The lush greens between the Greek Village homes and the dorm will become a natural meeting spot for the leaders on campus to network or even play an occasional game of soccer.
Beta Alpha's New Home is going to make you wish you were an undergrad again! This is some facility. Our home is unique among the 10 Greek Village houses containing features that none of the other organizations have. We are the only house to have a below ground floor, a sub level...yes a basement if you will...which is serving as the chapter room, a seminar room, a place where meetings and gatherings are held it also has laundry and rest room facilities as well as storage. The entrance to our home is private, along the side rather than the sterile street front of the other units. This creates a more sophisticated yet comfortable feeling as you walk past our patio and cross through our doors and notice our stately conference room on the right and our plush living room on your left.
Below is the initial rendering of our new Beta Alpha home. Come see it in person!
View a full compilation of Construction photos HERE