Theta Chi Fraternity
UC Santa Cruz - Theta Iota Chapter
Theta Chi is one of the oldest men’s college fraternities in North America. Founded in 1856, more than 185,000 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.
Founding Date: April 10, 1856
Location of Founding: Norwich University (Norwich, Vermont)
Founding Fathers: Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase
Theta Chi Statistics
Chapters installed since 1856: 239
Undergraduate members: approx. 8,100
Active chapters: 160
Official colonies: 9
Theta Iota Chapter Statistics
Colony: January 10, 1987
Charter: October 14, 1989
First national fraternity at UCSC.
Now: 8 other fraternities, 13 sororities
Recent News & Events
1 Chaminade Ln., Santa Cruz, CA 95065 https://www.chaminade.com
6:00 p.m. start
Sign up for the 1856 Club before the end of April to lock in your spot! By joining the 1856 Club at the $30/month or higher amount, you may attend the weekend with no additional charge for the evening activities.