Posted by:Nick Hoke | Published: August 8, 2019

Theta Chi Announces Final Round of 2018/2019 Recruitment Awards Recipients

Bloomington, IN - Theta Chi is pleased to announce the final round of 2018/2019 recruitment award recipients. The James M. Holland, Phil S. Randall, and Henry B. Hersey awards were created to recognize and honor the Fraternity’s top recruiting chapters for the previous academic year. Winners were determined based on the total number of newly initiated members according to the International Headquarters files between May 15, 2018 and May 15, 2019. All active chapters are eligible for consideration for one or more of these honors.

Theta Chi Fraternity's recruitment awards are named in honor of the collegiate members who saved the Fraternity from extinction. In 1881, Theta Chi found itself with one collegiate member, James Michael Holland. Holland did not quit, but struggled to find a solution. Fortunately for Theta Chi, one new cadet, Phil S. Randall, felt strongly that Theta Chi was worth saving. Randall convinced his friend Henry B. Hersey that they should become members of Theta Chi. Randall and Hersey approached Holland to join Theta Chi, and he agreed to initiate the two cadets, enlisting the help of local alumni. Randall and Hersey were initiated on Nov. 19, 1881, saving Theta Chi at Norwich University, and securing the future of the entire Fraternity.

James M. Holland Award – Presented to the chapter that initiates the most new members.

  • 1st Runner Up – Beta Iota/Arizona (55 initiates)

Phil S. Randall Success in Recruitment Award – Presented to chapters that initiate 25 or more new members during the previous academic year.

  • Alpha Iota/Indiana (46 initiates)
  • Gamma Omicron/Wake Forest (37 initiates)
  • Theta Xi/VCU (34 initiates)
  • Kappa Zeta/Arkansas (32 initiates)
  • Zeta Rho/Kentucky (32 initiates)
  • Iota Mu/Missouri (28 initiates)
  • Iota Phi/South Carolina (26 initiates)
  • Epsilon Iota/East Carolina (25 initiates)

Congratulations to all recipients and good luck to all collegiate chapters and colonies in 2019/2020! Feel free to check out the recruitment award recipients from the first and second sessions of the 2019 Initiative Academy.

Founded in 1856, Theta Chi Fraternity is a men’s collegiate fraternity with more than 191,000 initiated members and has established 241 chapters. Leadership development, personal development, and service to alma mater are fundamental to Theta Chi Fraternity’s mission.