In 2013, Theta Chi Fraternity became a partner of the USO (United Service Organizations). The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation.
Since 2013, Theta Chi chapters across North America have been fundraising and volunteering service hours in support of the USO. In 2015, Theta Chi launched a new endeavor called Operation Military Red - a friendly competition that tracks funds raised and hours served, by Theta Chi chapters, for the USO each school year.
Every summer, either during the Initiative Academy or International Convention, an award is presented to the chapter that raises the most money (USO Fundraising Award) and to the chapter that serves the most hours (USO Service Award). This competition pertains to money raised and hours served for the USO only.
How to submit donation/hours served for Operation Military Red:
1) Submit the USO Award Form and attach a copy of the check or donation receipt
2) Print and fill out the USO Donation Form and send it, along with the donation check(s), to:
Tonia White, Senior Director of Development
2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22201
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Your chapter’s dedication to Theta Chi Fraternity’s partnership with the USO plays an integral role in Alter Award applications. The expectation every year is for each chapter to raise at least $1,000 for the USO. However, the hope is the men of Theta Chi will meet and exceed this expectation. The USO Awards competition for the 2017/2018 has concluded. The competition for the 2018/2019 school year concludes on June 1, 2019. To be considered for the Operation Military Red Fundraising Award, the check(s) must be mailed to Tonia White (date marked by the USPS) by June 1, 2019.