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."
Theta Chi Fast Facts
Founding Date: April 10th, 1856
Founders: Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase
Alpha Chapter: Norwich University (Norwich, Vermont)
Chapters: 129 in the United States and Canada
Total initiates since founding: 164,000
Fraternity colors: Military red and white
Fraternity flower: Red carnation
Fraternity magazine: The Rattle