"Installation. It is a word that colonies throughout the Fraternity set as their end goal, as one of their mightiest conquests whilst an undergraduate. The word literally means to be installed or set in position, like an outpost of Beta Theta Pi. However, it is so much more than an event, but a milestone in a chapter's history. The beauty behind an installation is that it truly takes the entire chapter to accomplish. No one man or group of seniors can carry the group into the installation phase; it has to be the entire colony to achieve the status that is known as Chapter. A colony's installation will be one of the most special and rewarding nights of a young man's life."
- from The Beta Theta Pi, Spring 2010