We Are Theta Chi

Theta Chi is one of the oldest men’s college fraternities in North America. Founded in 1856, Theta Chi Fraternity is a men’s collegiate fraternity with more than 200,000 initiated members and has established 245 chapters. Theta Chi’s mission is to develop college-age men into successful students, good citizens, lifelong brothers, and resolute leaders.

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 collegians 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.

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

  • Founding Date: April 10, 1856
  • Location of Founding: Norwich University (Norwich, VT)
  • Founders: Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase
  • Fraternity Colors: Military Red and White
  • Magazine: The Rattle of Theta Chi
  • Headquarters: Carmel, IN
Theta Chi Statistics

Theta Chi Statistics

  • Collegiate chapters installed since 1856: 244
  • Collegiate members: approx. 8,700
  • Active chapters: 157
  • Official colonies: 3
  • Headquarters staff members: 33

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. Theta Chi Fraternity is unequivocally opposed to hazing in any form. You may contact Theta Chi's Anti-Hazing Hotline at 888-668-4293 or call the Interfraternal Anti-Hazing Hotline at 888-NOT-HAZE.

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.