Colors: Military Red and White
National Founding Date: April 10, 1856
Local Founding Date: November 13, 1982
Motto: “An assisting hand”
Theta Chi Fraternity was founded by Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase at Norwich University in Vermont on April 10, 1856. Today, it is one of the oldest and largest men's fraternities in North America.
The values of the organization are most publicly expressed in "The Creed of Theta Chi Fraternity" that was written by Frank H. Schrenk. The Creed speaks to, among other things, the values of True Friendship, Truth, Temperance, Tolerance, and Loyalty to Alma Mater.
Built on these solid traditions and ideals, Theta Chi has flourished. The Fraternity has been established on over 218 college campuses in the United States and Canada and has over 160,000 initiated members. From Theta Chi's ranks have come leaders in industry, the sciences, law, medicine, education, military, and government at all levels.
Theta Chi Fraternity exists to serve a need for young men of character, principles and ideals to associate with each other. Our chapters and colonies are laboratories for leadership. Our undergraduates grow, mature, and develop through interaction with other outstanding young men.