ABOUT THETA CHI
Who we are
"The Eta Upsilon chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity is magnanimous in its resolve to perpetuate the ideals of truth, temperance, and tolerance, while maintaining a high level of commitment to our alma mater"
Theta Chi was founded on April 10th, 1856 at Norwich University by Arthur Chase and Fredrick Norton Freeman, two military cadets. After taking their oaths in the Old South Barracks of Norwich, Chase was elected Theta Chi's first president and Freeman the first Secretary. Two new cadets, Edward Bancroft Wilson and Lorenzo Potter, were initiated the following evening.
On December 13th, 1902 the second chapter of Theta Chi was installed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, more than 180,000 members have enjoyed Theta Chi's traditions, ideals, and fellowship. Theta Chi's chapters and colonies are incubators for leadership and by joining Theta Chi, our members will grow, mature, and develop into the next leaders of their generation.
In the fall of 2012, a group of resolute men set out to make a difference at Texas A&M University. With their ambitions set high, the original five members soon tripled in size, and were colonized by the international fraternity on September 28, 2013. Then more determined than ever, the colony pushed on towards installation. Just over a year later on November 22, 2014 over fifty brothers were initiated and the Eta Upsilon Chapter was re-installed for the first time since the 1990s
New to both our campus and our international fraternity, we begin writing the history of our chapter with high hopes. Since then we have seen brothers graduate and seen new brothers join. We are still searching for the next group of men who will help us write the history of this chapter and to help start something that will better the lives of the countless men that will come after us.
THETA CHI CREED
“I believe in Theta Chi, its traditions and its ideals. Born of sturdy manhood, nurtured by resolute men, ennobled by high and sacred purpose, it has taken its place among the educational institutions of America as a promoter of knowledge, an advancer of culture and a builder of character."
"It inspires true friendship: teaches truth, temperance and tolerance, extols virtue, exacts harmony, and extends a helping hand to all who seek it."
“I believe in the primacy of alma mater; in the usefulness of my fraternity, in its influence and its accomplishments and I shall do all in my power to perpetuate its ideals, thereby serving my God, my country and my fellow-man.”
Θηρόποεα Χείρ - An “Assisting Hand”
"Alma Mater first and Theta Chi for Alma Mater"
Our members believe in true friendship; we extend an "Assisting Hand" to all who seek it; we seek to exact harmony among our members.
Theta Chi emphasizes our commitment and dedication to our institutions through our Fraternity Maxim. We believe our members are meant to uphold a lifelong responsibility to their communities and institutions by being active participants and contributors.
Theta Chi supports local and national organizations for the benefit of those in need. The main organizations we support are the USO and The Salvation Army.