164th Anniversary Convention and 39th School of Fraternity Practices

July 17, 2020 : 4:00pm - July 21, 2020 - 11:00am

164th Anniversary Convention and 39th School of Fraternity Practices

Dear Brothers:

Convention is still on as scheduled in Lexington, KY on July 17-21, 2020, and we are continuing to plan a Theta Chi event for the history books. It is recommended that all brothers attending Convention register as soon as possible. It is also recommended that attendees refrain from booking airfare until June 1.

The Fraternity recognizes that the current realities of our world will likely require us to make certain adaptations and we are prepared to do so. We are asking for your flexibility and patience as we adjust and work through these modifications together. We will have an outstanding event while maintaining our commitment to promoting our Sacred Purpose.

If government regulations prohibit gatherings in Lexington, or if other outside factors make the holding of an in-person event impossible, the Convention will be held online in a remote format during those same Convention dates (July 17-21). On or before June 1, the Fraternity will make a definitive announcement as to whether the Convention will be held in Lexington or online.

As we work through this unique situation, we will prepare a Frequently Asked Questions document to help answer questions that you may have. We plan to post this FAQ in the weeks ahead.

Thank you for your patience and understanding – we look forward to seeing you at Convention!

Registration for the 2020 Convention is now open! To register - log into your myThetaChi account and navigate to Events on the left. From there, click on "164th Anniversary Convention and 39th School of Fraternity Practices" to begin the registration process.

In July 2020, over 500 members will gather at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Lexington, Kentucky, to celebrate the brotherhood of Theta Chi Fraternity and all of our accomplishments! The Horse Capital of the World will provide a backdrop with plenty of local activities in conjunction with Theta Chi Fraternity business and educational programming.

The International Convention is Theta Chi's largest and most important gathering of collegians and alumni. The School of Fraternity Practices (SFP) is a leadership and chapter operations school held in conjunction with the International Convention. The SFP is a series of small group discussions and keynote presentations from prominent Theta Chi alumni and other Greek life speakers.

Registration Rates:

Collegiate members

  • Early Bird Rate $495 (Deadline June 8, 2020)
  • Standard Rate $595 (Deadline July 3, 2020)

Alumnus members

  • Early Bird Rate $550 (Deadline June 8, 2020)
  • Standard Rate $650 (Deadline July 3, 2020)

Daily Rates

  • Friday $75 (Deadline July 3, 2020)
  • Saturday $175 (Deadline July 3 2020)
  • Sunday $200 (Deadline July 3, 2020)
  • Monday $200 (Deadline July 3, 2020)

Optional Add-ons:

  • Alumni Exclusive: Theta Chi Private Tours and Reception at Buffalo Trace Distillery
    • Saturday, July 18, 2020
    • $20 (includes transportation and heavy hors d’oeuvres)
    • Restrictions: Must be an alumnus registered for Convention
  • Banquet Ticket
    • Sunday, July 19, 2020
    • $75 

Dinner and Awards Banquet Only

If you are interested in attending only the Dinner and Awards Banquet on Sunday, July 19, 2020, you may purchase a ticket by calling the International Headquarters at 317-848-1856. The cost for the banquet is $75 and are available for sale until July 3, 2020.

Hotel Reservations:

The Fraternity has negotiated discounted guest room rates for the host hotel, Hyatt Regency Downtown Lexington. Reservations must be made by June 15, 2020, to receive the $149 per night discounted rate. When making reservations, you must use the link https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/LEXRL/G-TCFR to be placed in our room block and receive the discounted rate. You may also call 800-233-1234 and mention you are with the Theta Chi Convention when booking.

Also, there is programming and a final night celebration on Monday, July 20. Please book your reservation for check-out on Tuesday, July 21 if you plan to participate.

Please note that Convention registration fees are non-refundable; however, they are transferable to another person. Please contact the International Headquarters for assistance in transferring your registration.

Check out the resources below regarding the 164th Anniversary Convention and 39th School of Fraternity Practices. For additional questions, please email events@thetachi.org or call the International Headquarters at 317-848-1856.


If you are planning to be a voting delegate during Convention business sessions, please make sure the Chapter Secretary completes the Delegate Credentials Forms. Electronic forms are available at thetachi.org/delegates. These forms are due May 1, 2020.   


There are a limited number of Dale A. Slivinske scholarships available to an individual from a chapter who sends more than two collegiate members. The scholarship is worth the cost of an early bird registration ($495) and will be paid as a reimbursement after the event. These will be awarded on a first come first serve basis and require an application. Other eligibility requirements will apply. For more information and for an application, please email events@thetachi.org.