PHI BETA EPSILON

400 MEMORIAL DRIVE, CAMBRIDGE, MA

BROTHERHOOD SINCE 1890

For over 120 years, the Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity has shaped the lives of Massachusetts Institute of Technology men. Bringing together individuals of all backgrounds, PBE fosters deep, lifelong friendships. With brothers involved in a diverse range of majors, sports, musical and cultural clubs, PBE holds a large campus presence and leadership. Explore the world of Phi Beta Epsilon.

WORK

The brothers of Phi Beta Epsilon carry an intense ambition to succeed. From investment banking to industrial design, brothers develop distinguished and rewarding careers in a wide breadth of industries. Throughout MIT and each of their lifetimes, Phi Betes actively support each other in achieving their goals.

PLAY

Work hard, play hard. We Phi Betes maintain a tenacious focus on success—The same is also true for having fun. Our roofdeck parties and black-tie formals are unrivaled in scale and prestige.Come to our events and see for yourself. Find our events on Facebook and RSVP before it's too late.

RUSH

Get hyped for the biggest rush on campus. With events like our all-out roofdeck party and Six Flags trip, you're guaranteed to have plenty of time with the brotherhood. We’re excited to get to know you while having an incredible time at our events! Check out the schedule below.

SUMMER HOUSING 2015

Looking for a fun, safe place to live at this summer? Come live at Phi Beta Epsilon! We have singles, triples and sextuples for people to live in.

Why PBE?

COMFORT. The house has been newly renovated so all facilities (bathrooms on each floor, free laundry, professional
kitchen, central air conditioning, study spaces, recreational spaces, etc.) are new!
LOCATION. On MIT Campus and minutes from public transit!
SAFETY. MIT campus is monitored 24/7 by MIT Police and every entrance to the house (including roof) is secured.
FUN. We are working to fill the house with diverse and exciting people for the summer. Be a part of it!
ROOFDECK. A hallmark to living at PBE is access to our roof deck. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!

Rates

Rates are for the entire summer
Single - $2500
A large room for one!

Triple - $2300
A 2-layered room with an outer room for studyingn/socializing and an inner room for sleeping.

Sixtuple (6 man) - $2100
Consists of a large "center" room for studying and socializing and 2 inner rooms for sleeping (3 ppl sleep in each room)

Logistics

  • All residents are required to take part in a HOUSEWORKS" system where residents must regularly fulfill basic cleaning duties to ensure the cleanliness of the house.
  • A $400 SECURITY DEPOSIT is required to secure your room at PBE.
  • We do NOT offer reserved parking. There is public street parking around the house, but this cannot be reserved. The closests MIT garage is West Garage (MIT Parking Website)

Timeline

Move-in Date: May 22nd
Move-out Date: August 22nd

We've filled all of our summer housing vacancies. If you're still looking for summer housing in Boston, you might be able to find a spot at other MIT fraternities.

ABOUT

Phi Beta Epsilon was established as a local fraternity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1890, making it one of the oldest fraternities at MIT. The founding fathers shared a common goal: to create a community aimed at fostering a true sense of brotherhood and at advancing the literary, scientific, and social pursuits of its members. They succeeded, and we still honor their values today.

PBE is located at 400 Memorial Drive, overlooking the Charles River. As a result of our age and location, brothers have played influential roles in our school's history for decades. From our distinguished alumni whose professional and monetary contributions can be seen around campus to the countless brothers who have excelled as leaders in student organizations, athletic teams and in the classroom, PBE has left a lasting impression throughout the Institute.

Although we have updated some customs to fit the times, we still pride ourselves in our traditions, and we aim to continue producing a quality class of brothers every year. The values of our founding fathers have united brothers for over 120 hundred years and brought friendship and brotherhood to more than one thousand men who still consider "Old 400" their home.

To reaffirm our commitment to our founders' values and guide Phi Beta Epsilon into the 21st century, in Spring 2012 we introduced an official Phi Beta Epsilon Mission Statement:

Mission Statement of Phi Beta Epsilon

All organized activities of Phi Beta Epsilon, including New Member Education, are conceived in support of our members' character, community, and service.

Phi Beta Epsilon strives to build its members' character inspired by its traditional credo of the True Gentleman, complementing the technical competence gained from attendance at MIT.

Phi Beta Epsilon cultivates an intentional community among its members for the dual purposes of providing emotional support during the undergraduate experience and the development of members' interpersonal and organizational skills.

Phi Beta Epsilon encourages a spirit of service to MIT and the broader society as the natural expression of the character and competence undergraduates gain from their experience at MIT.

NEW MEMBER EDUCATION

Phi Beta Epsilon has always been known to have one of the most involved New Member Education programs at MIT. Those looking for a challenge have received it, and experiencing Phi Beta Epsilon New Member Education has bonded groups of men like none other. However, like many such programs, it has been traditionally shrouded in secrecy. Recently, we have made an uncommon and forward-thinking decision to improve our program and update it for the 21st century: we have decided to open-source it and update events for the modern era.

Now, this doesn't mean that it has lost its rigor-- we still believe it is among MIT's most challenging New Member Education programs. It doesn't mean that it has lost its ability to bond men-- Phi Beta Epsilon has extremely tight pledge classes, and we are confident that we will continue to do so. Most importantly, the values instilled by our program have remained the same, shared by brothers for over 120 years. Have a look at our New Member Education Handbook, and see if it looks right for you.