House

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For members of Beta Beta, the house at 5 Chapel Lane is an important element of everyday life at the University of Mississippi. Located just off of Fraternity Row, the chapter is centrally located at the heart of the Ole Miss campus. Brothers enjoy the location's convenient proximity to classroom buildings, commuter parking, dining options, and athletic facilities. 

The two-story chapter house features 22 bedrooms split between two levels, and will be the permanent residence of 31 brothers in the 2017-2018 school year. The central area of the house features several spacious common rooms for dining, relaxing, and studying. Chapter meetings and social functions are also held in these spaces each semester. The chapter also enjoys a putting green built inside the house near the front entrance.

Recent improvements to the chapter include a newly renovated upstairs library with workspaces and couches perfect for study sessions at the house. In addition, the Beta crest which had been on the wall of the downstairs common room for many years has been repainted to serve as a fresh centerpiece of the room.

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As one of the oldest Greek organizations on the Ole Miss campus, the Beta Beta chapter house has been designated as a Historical Landmark by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The marker adorns the front yard of the chapter acknowledging the significance behind the secret origins of the fraternity. The marker reads,

"The Mystical Seven secret fraternal society, founded at Wesleyan University in 1837, established the Temple of the Star here at the University of Mississippi in 1859. In 1879 the Temple of the Star merged its members and rituals with Beta Theta Pi fraternity. It is recognized as one of the oldest Beta Theta Pi chapters and one of the oldest fraternal societies on the campus of Ole Miss."

The chapter became a state-designated historical landmark in 2008.