About Theta Xi

Theta Xi Fraternity is the national leadership fraternity and is the only fraternity established during the Civil War.   Our successes and diversity have been celebrated by over 60,000 members since 1864.


Theta Xi Fraternity is a national leader in the educational and social development of its members. Our successes and diversity have been celebrated by over 60,000 members since 1864.

Theta Xi is one of North America's oldest social fraternities and the only such organization founded during the Civil War. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Theta Xi services Chapters and Colonies all over the United States. The Fraternity offers a comprehensive new member education program called Alpha Nine and countless educational programs for its members. Theta Xi is the only National Fraternity to receive two Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) "Excellence in Programming" awards; one for Values into Action (Values training) and then second for Benchmarks of Excellence (Chapter Operations training).

We invite you to read our Statements of Position on topics like hazing, fraternity values, and respect and responsibility here.

The Purpose of Theta Xi

is to provide a college home environment for its active members in which fellowship and alumni guidance lead to wholesome mental, moral, physical, and spiritual growth. To that end Theta Xi actively supports and augments college and community efforts to make individual members more mature and chapter groups more useful units of society. Through its alumni and undergraduate leadership Theta Xi endeavors to assist each member to develop:

ONE, intellectual curiosity that assures the highest scholarship rating consistent with his ability;

TWO, habits that lead to better mental and physical health;

THREE, sincerity in his association with others and confidence in himself;

FOUR, responsibility to chapter, college, community, and country;

FIVE, leadership that comes from practicing the principles of democratic self-government;

SIX, interests and activities outside regular scholastic studies that employ spare time to advantage;

SEVEN, spiritual understanding that provides a reservoir of strength to draw upon when faced with conditions beyond comprehension.

Founding Fathers
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