About | Theta Chi Fraternity



About Us
Theta Chi is one of the oldest men’s college fraternities in North America. Founded in 1856, more than 175,000 members have enjoyed the Fraternity’s traditions, ideals and fellowship.

Founded on the principle of friendship through the mutual assistance of every member, Theta Chi aims to provide its members with an enjoyable and fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares them for rewarding, successful lives after graduation.

Our undergraduates are leaders on campus, in the classroom and on the field. We invite you to learn more about who we are and what we do. Feel free to contact a member of our staff with any additional questions.

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Fast facts
  • Founding Date: April 10, 1856
  • Location of Founding: Norwich University (Norwich, Vermont)
  • Founding Fathers: Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase
  • Fraternity Colors: Military red and white
  • Fraternity Flower: Red carnation
  • Magazine: The Rattle of Theta Chi
  • Headquarters location: Carmel, IN
Theta Chi Statistics
  • Chapters installed since 1856: 230
  • Active chapters: 143
  • Official colonies:8
  • Undergraduate members: approx 8,100
  • Total initiates since 1856: 175,000+
  • Headquarters staff members: 32
National Philanthropy
Although Theta Chi has not adopted an official national philanthropy, the Grand Chapter has designated the following charities as "preferred philanthropies," to which chapters and alumni are encouraged to contribute.

The preferred philanthropies of Theta Chi Fraternity are:


Human Dignity

Theta Chi’s position is that all people are to be respected. Every person is due respect and dignity regardless of race, creed, color, sex, religion, handicap, sexual orientation, or gender. No member or new member should be required, coerced, forced, or influenced in any way to do anything that would be unbecoming of a member of Theta Chi Fraternity.

It follows that hazing would cause a member to lose dignity and is against Theta Chi’s policies and position. As stated in this document, Theta Chi Fraternity is unequivocally opposed to hazing in any form.


Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Harassment

The members of Theta Chi aspire to and are expected to live by high moral values, including having regard for all people as being worthy of respect.  It is because of the adherence to such moral values that the members of Theta Chi reject and will not condone sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and harassment.


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