Theta Chi Announces First Round of 2018/2019 Recruitment Award Recipients
Bloomington, IN - Theta Chi is pleased to announce the first 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.
- Recipient – Psi/Wisconsin (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 Delta/Purdue (47 initiates)
- Tau/Florida (47 initiates)
- Iota Theta/Central Florida (43 initiates)
- Beta Delta/Rutgers (43 initiates)
- Alpha Sigma/Oregon (38 initiates)
- Alpha Pi/Minnesota (30 initiates)
- Gamma/Maine (28 initiates)
- Zeta Epsilon/Long Beach State (27 initiates)
- Beta Omicron/Cincinnati (27 initiates)
- Alpha Nu/Georgia Tech (25 initiates)
Henry B. Hersey Significant Increase in Membership Award – Presented to chapters that have the highest membership percent increase.
- Delta Theta/Toledo (113% increase in membership!)
Congratulations to all recipients and good luck to all collegiate chapters and colonies in 2019/2020! Additional recruitment awards will be presented at the remaining 2019 Initiative Academy sessions.
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.