Annual Report for Accreditation & All True Men Standing

The purpose of the Annual Report for Accreditation is to provide chapters with an opportunity to show their commitment to The Purpose of Theta Xi through the achievement of standards in nine areas. Requirements in each standard are meant to align with the intentions and ideals outlined with the public Purpose and private Ritual of Theta Xi Fraternity. Chapters are accredited by meeting standards in at least seven of the nine standards.

The purpose of the All True Men program is to create opportunities for high performing chapters to seek new levels of accomplishment within the fraternity. Chapters earn All True Men status by meeting the accreditation standards and All True Men standards in at least seven of the nine areas.

Standard #1 – Ritual– supports Theta Xi’s seventh purpose; spiritual understanding that provides a reservoir of strength to draw upon when faced with conditions beyond comprehension. 

To achieve accreditation for this standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Be in possession of a current, updated version of The Ritual, matching headquarters records.
  • Conduct Ritual ceremonies regularly, correctly, and appropriately; including but not limited to, Associate Member pinning, Initiation, and the Graduating Member ceremony.
  • Conduct at least two Ritual meetings per month.

To achieve All True Men standards in this category, the chapter and its members shall also:

  • Require 100% of chapter members to be able to recite their secrets correctly each semester.

Standard #2 – Recruitment– supports Theta Xi’s third purpose; sincerity in a brother’s association with others and confidence in himself. 

To achieve accreditation for this standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Maintain an active roster that is greater than or equal to the average fraternity chapter size on their campus OR meet the recruitment goal established with the Director of Fraternal Growth.
  • Maintain current and accurate membership records with Fraternity Headquarters.
  • Conduct a chapter-wide recruitment workshop each year utilizing the Theta Xi Fraternity recruitment curriculum or established program, where at least 75% of the chapter is in attendance.

To achieve All True Men standards in this category, the chapter and its members shall also:

  • Achieve an Associate Member retention rate of at least 85% between pinning and initiation.

Standard #3 – Membership Education– supports Theta Xi’s second purpose; habits that lead to better mental and physical health. 

To achieve accreditation for this standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Conduct Associate Member education as outlined and required in Alpha Nine, requiring associate members complete all parts and ensure that all associate members are initiated within 63 days of pinning (nine weeks).
  • Complete ongoing education for all chapter members by hosting or attending speakers, programs, activities, or other events to further individual education at least once per semester/term.

To achieve All True Men standards in this category, the chapter and its members shall also:

  • Utilize the Associate Member Core Education Program of Alpha Nine and ensure that all associate members are initiated within 49 days of pinning (seven weeks).
  • Complete two of the following during the academic year:
  • Host, attend, or participate in a leadership workshop or activity for chapter members (at least 75% participating).
  • Host, attend, or participate in a health/wellness workshop or activity for chapter members (at least 75% participating).

Standard #4 – Scholarship – supports Theta Xi’s first purpose; intellectual curiosity that assures the highest scholarship rating consistent with a brother’s ability. 
To achieve accreditation for this standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Have a chapter cumulative average no less than 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Supply official documentation from the College/University providing chapter member academic information and standing within the fraternity community for fall, winter, and spring as applicable to your college/university.
  • Develop and maintain a written scholarship program as outlined in the Guide for Scholarship Chairman.

To achieve All True Men standards in this category, the chapter and its members shall also:

  • Maintain a chapter cumulative average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale, or a chapter cumulative average at or above the campus all-men’s average.
  • Host or attend an academic success program, with at least 75% of chapter members participating.

Standard #5 – Finance – supports Theta Xi’s commitment as stated in The Purpose of Theta Xi to “make induvial members more mature, and chapter groups more useful units of society.” 

To achieve accreditation for this standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Use OmegaFi Vault Billing Services.
  • Be current on all financial obligations.
  • Submit a budget representing accurate financial records.
  • File the required IRS Tax Form 990 annually and submit a copy to Fraternity Headquarters.
  • Have billing and collection policies consistent with those found in the Theta Xi Fraternity National Constitution and Bylaws.

To achieve All True Men standards in this category, the chapter and its members shall also:

  • Create and maintain a budget line item to cover all costs for required attendance at national events; Vrendenburgh Presidents Academy, Rising Stars Academy, Newell District Leadership Academy, and the Anniversary Convention.

Standard #6 – Chapter Operations – supports Theta Xi’s fifth purpose; leadership that comes from practicing the principles of democratic self-governance. 

To achieve accreditation for this standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Maintain accurate records by submitting all forms to Fraternity Headquarters on a timely basis including, but not limited to, Membership Reports, Associate Member Reports, Initiation Reports, and Form A's.
  • Attend national events with at least the minimum members attendance required for each event: including Convention (1), Vredenburgh Presidents Academy (1), Rising Stars Academy (1), and Newell District Leadership Academy (4).
  • Avoid fines for procedural violations - no unauthorized initiations.
  • Conduct officer training for all executive board members and committee chairs.
  • Elect the key officers of president and treasurer for terms of one year.

To achieve All True Men standards in this category, the chapter and its members shall also:

  • Develop and maintain a standards board with policies outlined in the chapter bylaws.

Standard #7 – Campus & Community - supports Theta Xi’s sixth purpose; interests and activities outside regular scholastic studies that employ spare time to advantage. 

To achieve accreditation for this standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Conduct at least two service projects per year in support of multiple sclerosis awareness, Habitat for Humanity, and/or a community group.
  • Require all chapter members actively participate in at least one campus club or organization
  • Host an event for parents, and/or university faculty, staff, and administration.

To achieve All True Men standards in this category, the chapter and its members shall also:

  • Set and meet community service hour goals for members.
  • Create an ongoing appreciation program, event, or award for parents and/or university faculty, staff, and administration.

Standard #8 – Risk Prevention– supports Theta Xi’s fourth purpose; responsibility to chapter, college, community, and country. 

To achieve accreditation for this standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Conduct or attend at least one risk management presentation per semester/term with at least 75% of members attending
  • Ensure that all members understand, and have access to, printed versions of, the Theta Xi Risk Management Policy with a review of Theta Xi Risk Management Policy twice a year at the beginning of the academic term.
  • Avoid sanctions from the university, IFC, or Grand Lodge.

To achieve All True Men standards in this category, the chapter and its members shall also:

  • Have a written, chapter specific risk prevention program and social event policy.

Standard #9 – Alumni Relations – supports Theta Xi’s commitment as stated in The Purpose of Theta Xi where “fellowship and alumni guidance lead to wholesome mental, moral, and physical growth.”

To achieve accreditation for this standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Have a Chapter Advisor appointed by the National President.
  • Meet with the Alumni Association at least once per semester.
  • Actively communicate with the chapter's alumni members at least once per semester/term.
  • Host at least one alumni event each year.

To achieve All True Men standards in this category, the chapter and its members shall also:

  • Host at least two alumni events per year.
  • Develop and publish/share an alumni newsletter/email/or other organized communication at least once per year.

Benefits of Acheiving Accreditation or All True Men Standing

Chapters that meet or exceed seven standards:

  • Are considered for national honors and awards.
  • Are accredited for a period of one year.
  • Recognized in national fraternity publications.

Chapters who meet accreditation standards and All True Men standards in at least seven of the nine areas:

  • Are considered for national honors and awards.
  • Are accredited for a period of one year.
  • Recognized in national fraternity publications.
  • Obtain funding for all on-site costs to send a second chapter member to Rising Stars Academy.
  • Badges for all new initiates at no cost to the chapter or the member for academic year after meeting All True Men requirements.
  • $500 grant money to be used for educational and leadership undertakings. The grant money is awarded in the fall of each year and is to be used in the school year in which it is awarded.

National Honors and Awards

  • The Memorial Trophy is awarded to the top performing Chapter in Theta Xi.
  • Presidents Cup is awarded to the top 5% - excluding the Memorial Trophy winner
  • Benchmark Chapters comprise the top 15% of all chapters
  • Any chapter failing to meet the submission deadline will not be eligible for award consideration.

To see a complete list of National Awards CLICK HERE


If you have questions about the Annual Report for Accreditation or the submission process, contact emilee@thetaxi.org or call 314-993-6294 x107.

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