Nationally founded in 1856, Theta Chi Fraternity has more than 125 active chapters throughout the United States, with Auburn’s Chi Chapter being the 22nd installed. Since 1918, Chi Chapter has worked diligently to uphold the ideals set forth by our founders such as achievement, integrity, and brotherhood. In all facets of our Brotherhood, we seek to be well-rounded Auburn men, as so aptly demonstrated by our alumnus, Brother Ralph “Shug” Jordan.
I believe in Theta Chi, its traditions and its ideals. Born of sturdy manhood, nurtured by resolute men, ennobled 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, Temperance 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.
Theta Chi strives to be a place where men can come and learn to lead in all that they do. We have a successful history of having brothers involved in a variety of different areas of campus, and in doing so, we are able to contribute fully to the
betterment of Auburn. Some notable organizations with which we are involved include:
• Interfraternity Council
• Student Government Association
• Spade Honorary
• War Eagle Girls & Plainsmen
• Auburn Football
• Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
• Cupola Engineering Ambassadors
• Mortar Board Honor Society
• Cardinal Key Honor Society
• Lambda Sigma Honor Society
• University Program Council
• Campus Crusade For Christ
• Project Uplift
By our Creed, Theta Chi is “Enobled by High and Sacred Purpose.” Founded on the simple Biblical ideals of Truth, Temperance, and Tolerance, we at Theta Chi strive to exemplify these in our spiritual lives. In Truth we find that “The law was given through Moses; Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ” John 1:17. In Temperance we take advice from James 1:19 “My dear brothers; Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.” In Tolerance we peer into Matthew 9:10 “Jesus reclined at a table with many tax collectors and sinners. They were with Jesus and His disciples.” These three ideals are but a part of one whole idea that Theta Chi is – “To extend a Helping Hand to all who seek it” – This is one of the greatest commandments. Matthew 22:36-39 says “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” With many of our brothers scattered in many different small groups and a weekly Bible study organized by our chaplain and led by our own alumni – Richard Scott – our goal is to instill these fundamentally Biblical truths into every young man that walks through the doors of Theta Chi.
Another major part of life as a Theta Chi is our social aspect. During football season, we regularly throw band parties featuring major national artists. Throughout the year, we have a full social calendar that includes themed socials with other fraternities and sororities, date parties, crawfish boils, brotherhood events, etc. Each Spring, we hold our annual Red Carnation Ball, a weekend formal on which we take charter busses with our dates to an awesome destination for the event. In past years, we have held our formal in places such as New Orleans and Charleston, SC. This past year, for our 2014 formal, we travelled to Universal Studios - Orlando, FL