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 donation online or by mailing in a check, along with a filled-out USO Donation Form, to:
Chicago, IL 60601
2) Submit the USO Award Form with donation receipt attached.
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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.
If you have any questions, please contact Nick Hoke, Director of Communication, at 317-848-1856 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sallie Hazelrigg, Regional Vice President, Development, at email@example.com.