History of Theta Chi
Theta Chi is among the oldest of men’s collegiate fraternities in North America. Founded in 1856, more than 180,000 members have upheld the Fraternity’s respected ideals, traditions, and brotherhood.
Founded on the principle of friendship through the mutual assistance of every member, Theta Chi aims to provide its members with an enjoyable, fulfilling college experience that prepares them for rewarding and successful lives after graduation. Our maxim, "Alma Mater First and Theta Chi for Alma Mater" ensures that every man focuses first and foremost on the importance of learning and dedication to schoolwork followed by loyalty and support of fraternity.
The Delta Beta Chapter of Theta Chi was installed at the University of Georgia in 1949 by three Georgia Tech transfers, Robert Brown, Truitt James, and Charles Shepherd. Over the last 65 consecutive years on campus, over 1,200 brothers have been initiated into our chapter. Many have gone on to have successful careers using the foundation and principles they have gained through their experiences here, both from the University's goals of wisdom, justice, and moderation, and as a part of our chapter. Today, Delta Beta has over 80 active brothers, and is continuously growing.
Theta Chi was founded nationally on April 10, 1856 by military cadets, Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase, at Norwich University in Norwich, Vermont. Since then, over 225 chapters have been installed at different colleges and over 180,000 brothers have been initiated. Currently, there are over 8,000 brothers participating in more than 140 active chapters across the country.