|501 Russell Blvd.|
Theta Chi was founded on April 10, 1856, at Norwich University in Norwich, Vermont, by two military cadets, Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase. Theta Chi's early history is closely connected to the history of Norwich University. In 1866 a massive fire devastated the University, completely destroying the Old South Barracks, where the Fraternity had been founded. This disaster prompted the University to move from Norwich, Vermont to its present location in Northfield, Vermont.
When Freeman and Chase founded Theta Chi in 1856 they very clearly spelled out the purpose of the Fraternity in the original Constitution. Article I stated that the objects of Theta Chi were to “bind by closer bonds the members to each other and the mutual assistance of each of its members;” “the advancement and carrying out of any measures at the institution in which it shall be established which shall be of importance to its members,” and “the mutual benefit and improvement of all its members.”Theta Chi Fraternity currently has over 150 active chapters and colonies across the United States and Canada and has initiated over 170,000 members since its founding. It is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. As of May 2007, Theta Chi was the 9th largest collegiate male fraternity in the nation.
In Davis, The Zeta Xi Chapter of Theta Chi fraternity has grown to become one of the strongest brotherhoods on campus since its founding in 1967, in part due to the endowment of the iconic and unifying 501 Russell Blvd location since 1970. As a result, Theta Chi enjoys the longest continuous run at a single location among UCD fraternities. Resting in a perfect location across from campus between two lovely neighbors; Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi it has 14 rooms for undergraduate members and 35 members as of August 2012.
The Creed of Theta Chi
"I believe in Theta Chi, its traditions and its ideals. Born of sturdy manhood, nurtured by resolute men, enobled by high and sacred purpose, it has taken its place among the educational institutions of America as a promoter of knowledge, an advancer of culture and a builder of character.
It inspires true friendship: teaches truth, temperence, and tolerance, extols virtue, exacts harmony, and extends a helping hand to all who seek it.
I believe in the primacy of Alma Mater: in the usefulness of my Fraternity, in its influence and its accomplishments and I shall do all in my power to perpetuate its ideals, thereby serving my God, my country and my fellow-man."
— Frank H. Schrenk, 1915
Theta Chi at UC Davis welcomes all incoming freshmen and transfer students to join us for our Fall 2012 rush.
2013 Spring Rush, April 8th - 12th
All events commence @7:00pm,
Monday 4/8 - BBQ and with The Lounge Lizards
Theta Chi kicks off rush by roasting up some great BBQ more with the brothers of Theta Chi.
Tuesday 4/9 - Games night
Wednesday 4/10- Car Bash
Destroy a Car to Benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
Thursday 4/11 - Movie and Bonfire night
Come relax by a bonfire and enjoy a movie with the brothers of Theta Chi to learn about the house, our traditions, and ask any questions that you may have about Greek life at UC Davis.
Friday 4/12 - Bid Night Cocktail (Invite Only)
Contact Recruitment Chair Chandler J Hill for rides or more info; firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-260-2846
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14 large bedrooms
2 bars (Indoor and Outdoor)
3 outdoor yards
An industrial restaurant-style kitchen
Due to alumni ownership of the house, the house offers one of the cheapest rental rates in Davis
Cocktail, brotherhood event, or exchange with another organization every Thursday
Presented Zion I and Mistah F.A.B. in concert right on our front lawn
Regular retreats and leadership conferences to Tahoe, Las Vegas, and more
Continual tournaments involving games of skill
Theta Chi is a proud sponsor of Davis Dance Marathon. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 150 schools across the country, all raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their community. These students spend a year learning invaluable leadership and life skills while raising funds and interacting with children’s hospital patients and families. The year culminates with a 12-40 hour long event where the students stay on their feet through dancing, games and entertainment in celebration of the total amount raised that year. Theta Chi has shown its support through hosting fundraising events for Davis Dance Marathon, and through Theta Chi's marketing efforts, Theta Chi has drawn a 48% profit margin all going to Davis Dance Marathon in 2012 alone.
In Theta Chi, we believe that we can do anything to extend the helping hand. We believe it so much that every quarter we choose philanthropy to support and proceed to organize events that raise awareness and assist in anyway we can. By working with organizations such as the UC Davis Pantry, the Books for Change Program, Children's Miracle Network, Habitat for Humanity, and more, we hope to motivate an effort for others to lend a helping hand too.
Making signs for the Books for Change Fundraiser Car Bash 2012 - A fun way to relieve accumulated stress that helps out Children's Miracle Network too The End of the Books for Change Fundraiser The Krew ready to plant trees for Arborday Building homes for Habitat for Humanity Theta Chi Winners of the ASUCD Pantry's Adopt-a-week! 2011 Relay for Life
For more questions about the Davis Chapter of Theta Chi, please email Public Relations Director Artem Senchev at email@example.com