We are currently working on a written history for the Beta Eta Chapter spanning the years 1950-2005. If you would like to assist with this project, please contact Scott Middlebrooks.
In 1949 several colonization scholarships were granted including one to William D. Thompson, Alpha Chi (Miami) and Charles W. Gunn, Jr., Chi (Stetson) who transferred to Florida State. Also assisting in the initial colonization of Beta Eta were James Stripling Alpha Iota (Auburn) and Charles Tom Henderson, Chi (Stetson) who were alumni living in Florida at the time. The chapter was chartered on February 18, 1950, and the Installation Officer was Executive Secretary W. Bernard Jones, Jr., Alpha (Charleston). Beta Eta #1 was Walter Jarrell who was serving as Archon at the time.
The original chapter house was located on College Avenue across the street from the Wescott Building and adjacent to the old Sweet Shoppe.