THETA CHI (ΘΧ) NATIONAL FRATERNITY

  • ΘΧ is an international fraternity, governed by national organization and a local IFC (Intra Fraternity Council) 
  • ΘΧ has 152 chapters across country, approximately 8,500 current active members and over 175,000 lifetime members, 148,000 living
  • 11th largest out of 75 national fraternities, one of the fastest growing at approximately 7% per year
  • Alumni network for internships, career guidance, leadership development, mentoring and job placement
  • Sacred Purpose
    • Each chapter is required to have VP of Health and Safety as an officer of the fraternity
    • Hosted 391 Health and Safety programs with topics including:
      • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
      • Sexual Assault
      • Mental Health
      • Life Safety
      • Nutrition and Wellness
  • The Resolute Man, Theta Chi’s premier collegiate member development program, recognizing top 10% of brothers
    • Achieving the highest levels of distinction in the following areas:
      • Leadership and Teamwork
      • Alma Mater First
      • Social Competence
      • Life After Graduation
      • Theta Chi for Life and the Assisting Hand
  • Graduation and Alumni- Theta Chi graduation rate over 80.3%, versus US rate of 52%
  • Scholarships through the Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi
    • Provide low or no cost leadership education programming
    • 5th out of 75 national fraternities awarding $400,000 in scholarships annually

LOCALLY AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

  • University of Wisconsin (Psi Chapter), is a 501c4 non-profit organization
  • Theta Chi is a social fraternity with focus on brotherhood, leadership development, promotion of positive character traits, and philanthropy.
    • Ski For Cancer (SFC), our major philanthropy, raises over $100,000 per year
  • Additionally, Psi Chapter Foundation is 501c3 for purposes of philanthropy, scholarship and building management and maintenance
  • Sacred Purpose, Vice President of Health and Safety, an important officer in the fraternity

THETA CHI CHAPTER HOUSE

  • Managed with oversight from Rattle Building Corporation (RBC), comprised of Psi Chapter alumni
  • The house is a major component of the program, allowing a shared brotherhood experience, contributing to leadership development and academic excellence.
  • It provides a central site for living, study, social gatherings and fraternity business of all kinds
  • The house was built in 2014 with state of art construction
    • $1M of funding came from an alumni capital campaign
    • Financing for the balance came at attractive terms from a Madison-based bank
    • The house is in a favorable financial position provided it is at full capacity; this includes funds for mortgage, ongoing expenses, maintenance, repairs, upgrades, improvements, and reserves for long-term physical plant replacements
    • The house has a capacity of 47, with 3.5 members per bathroom. The mix is 17 doubles and 13 single rooms
    • It features state of art high-speed Internet, WiFi, and cable TV, and includes two study rooms
    • Each room is equipped with air conditioning, and in-floor based radiant heating with zero air flow
    • The house has a video surveillance and security system
  • Room rates are competitive with similar housing options, like the University dorms
  • Social dues are in addition to room rates
  • A meal plan is offered in the house, a full kitchen is on premise. The members manage the outsourcing of the meal plan to a local company 

ACADEMICS CHAPTER GPA OF 3.28 FOR SPRING ‘17

  • Academic excellence is a hallmark of Theta Chi
  • Psi Chapter is one of the leading fraternities at UW, based on average GPA
  • The Inter Fraternity Council (IFC) monitors GPA of all fraternities for governance
  • Psi Chapter provides bi-annual scholarships awarded to members demonstrating academic achievement and positive attributes of leadership and brotherhood
    • Scholarship funds come primarily from Alumni and RBC donations
  • IFC monitors the social calendars and behavior of all fraternities on campus for governance

THETA CHI MEMBER EXPECTATIONS

  • Members are expected to exhibit a commitment to academics and participation in the fraternity including mentoring and leadership development 
  • A critical part of the program is the shared brotherhood experience living in the house. Each brother is expected to live in the house for a minimum of two years 
  • Ideally, the house has a mixture of sophomores, juniors and seniors, where mentoring can happen, and leadership skills are developed and utilized 
  • All brothers are expected to take on a leadership position Officers should live in the house to properly execute their duties