In 2012, a group of bright, determined and like-minded individuals set out to reestablish Theta Chi Fraternity at Oklahoma State University. Their courage to rekindle our chapter speaks volumes about who they were, and we’re honored to follow in their footsteps.
Our Fraternity represents a group of diverse people who always strive for the highest level of excellence, as our founders intended. Shared goals and interests in areas of service, academics and building solid relationships hold our chapter together and define who are we. We are Resolute Men.
Theta Chi was founded as the Theta Chi Society on April 10, 1856, at Norwich University, by two military cadets: Arthur Chase and Frederick Norton Freeman.
Freeman and Chase met in Freeman’s room of the University’s Old South Barracks, and after taking oaths and declaring each other “true and accepted members” of the Society, Chase was elected President and Freeman was elected Secretary. The next evening, Freeman and Chase initiated two more cadets: Edward Bancroft Williston and Lorenzo Potter.
Although Theta Chi is regarded as Norwich’s first fraternity, it is believed that Freeman and Chase may also have been members of a secret society called The Regulators prior to founding Theta Chi. However, whether there was any connection between the Regulators and Theta Chi is still open for debate today.
Theta Chi’s position is that all people are to be respected. Every person is due respect and dignity regardless of race, creed, color, sex, religion, handicap, sexual orientation, or gender. No member or new member should be required, coerced, forced, or influenced in any way to do anything that would be unbecoming of a member of Theta Chi Fraternity.
It follows that hazing would cause a member to lose dignity and is against Theta Chi’s policies and position. As stated in this document, Theta Chi Fraternity is unequivocally opposed to hazing in any form. You may contact Theta Chi's Hazing Hotline at 1-888-668-4293.
Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Harassment
The members of Theta Chi aspire to and are expected to live by high moral values, including having regard for all people as being worthy of respect. It is because of the adherence to such moral values that the members of Theta Chi reject and will not condone sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and harassment.