Theta Chi Fraternity

Iota Gamma Chapter

Theta Chi Fraternity is partnered with the USO as our national philanthropy. The United Service Organization helps families, past, and active military members all throughout their military career. From the time one enlists in the armed forces until even after they retire the USO helps make transitions as well as living much easier. Theta Chi helps the USO by raising money as well as supplies to be donated to the men and women who serve our country. 

Theta Chi is one of the oldest men’s college fraternities in North America. Founded in 1856, more than 175,000 members have enjoyed the Fraternity’s traditions, ideals and fellowship.

Founded on the principle of friendship through the mutual assistance of every member, Theta Chi aims to provide its members with an enjoyable and fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares them for rewarding, successful lives after graduation.

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Philanthropy Website:

Theta Chi members at Fall Bid Day

Fraternity Facts

Nickname: T Chi

Motto: "An Assisting Hand"

Colors: Military Red and White

Symbol/Mascot: Rattlesnake

Flower: Red Carnation


Theta Chi Brothers after basketball game

More Facts

Founded Nationally: April 10th, 1856 at Norwich University

Founded at GVSU: April 29th, 2000

National Philanthropy: The Helping Hand Foundation

Local Philanthropy: 

National Publication: The Rattle

Principles/Values: True Friendship, The primacy of Alma Mater, The promotion of knowledge and the advancement of culture, The virtues of Truth, Temperance, and Tolerance, and The usefulness of our Fraternity

Fraternity & Sorority Life is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.

Page last modified November 23, 2021