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Theta Chi Fraternity was founded by Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase at Norwich University in Norwich, Vermont on April 10, 1856. Today, it is one of the oldest men's fraternities in North America.

Freeman and Chase established the Fraternity's motto of "An Assisting Hand" and indicated the members of Theta Chi would do all in their power to help each other in any way possible. They further stated in Theta Chi's first Constitution that the purpose of the Fraternity was threefold: "to bind by closer bonds the members to each other," "the advancement of any measures at the institutions where it is established which shall be of importance to its members," and "the mutual benefit and improvement of all its members."

Building better men since 1856, Theta Chi is a social fraternity which promotes scholarship, leadership, brotherhood, community service and diversity. Our chapter, Epsilon Psi, has deep history at New Jersey Institute of Technology reaching back over 50 years, when it was still Newark College of Engineering. Here you’ll find links to several different pages that document the history of our fraternity, both at NJIT and internationally, along with some other pages that should hopefully give some helpful information about what being a Theta Chi is all about!

Fast Facts

  • Founding Fathers: Arthur Chase and Frederick Norton Freeman
  • National Establishment: April 10, 1856
  • Founding Location: Norwich University (Norwich, Vermont)
  • Chapter Chartered: December 8, 1963
  • Fraternity Colors: Military Red and White
  • Fraternity Mascot: Rattlesnake
  • Fraternity Magazine: The Rattle
  • Fraternity Motto: An Assisting Hand
  • Fraternity Maxim: Alma Mater First, Theta Chi for Alma Mater
  • IHQ Location: Indianapolis, Indiana.