Founders Day

As Brothers gather to celebrate 155 years of Theta Xi Fraternity, we reflect on what it means to live by our powerful motto; Juncti Juvant.

When the eight Founders of Theta Xi gathered more than 150 years ago, they focused on creating a standard of excellence that still resonates with more than 52,000 living alumni. Our Bonds are strengthened when we spend time together, and our Fraternity is stronger because of your support and commitment. Every member of Theta Xi is welcome at Founders Day gatherings, and we encourage you to reach out to the chapter/club leadership to let them know you are attending.

Check the links below for events planned at your chapter. If you are planning on attending an event, we urge you to notify the contact for that event.

Founders Day Events

Alpha Chapter - Rensselaer

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location: Next Level at The Ruck - (2nd and 3rd floors reserved).

                  104 3rd St.

                   Troy, NY 12180

Brief Description: Reserved space for drinks and bar food.  Pay your own way. 

Contact: Brian Deignan, Alpha 1864 

                bdeignan@xometry.com

                 240-252-1138


Theta Chapter - Purdue University

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Location: The Trails Banquet Faculty

                  325 Burnetts Rd.

                   West Lafayette, IN 47906

Description: Dinner

Contact: Connor Koch, Theta 1674

                 kochcon89@gmail.com

                  262-623-8916


Iota Chapter - Washington University in St. Louis

Date: May 30, 2019

Location: Farotto's Pasta, Pizzeria & Catering

Brief Description: Dinner and drinks followed by a brief reception and elections for the Board of our Chapter.  Alumni guest are invited to arrive at 6 PM.

Cost: $50

Contact: Robert Hazelwood, Iota 1554

                 rshazelwood@greyeagle.com

                 314-873-0057


Kappa Chapter - Rose Hulman Institute

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019

Location: Kappa Chapter House

                 902 S. 6th Street

                  Terre Haute, IN 47807

Brief Description: A weekend of house improvement.  We will be working all day Saturday and some of Sunday to finish house projects.   Potential projects currently include re-plastering basement walls, replacing the urinal in the main bathroom, rebuilding walls around the basement stairs, replacing drywall and adding insulation, and installing a new sign for the chapter house.

Contact: Jeremy Roy, Kappa 1095

               royjm@rose-hulman.edu

               317-370-6101


Mu Chapter - Iowa State

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location: Mu Chapter House

                317 Welch Ave.

                Ames, IA 

Brief Description: Social hour followed by dinner and a short presentation.

Cost: $30/individual or $50/couple

Contact:  Bob Veenstra, Mu 740

                 bveenstra@v-k.net

                 515-238-4177


Nu Chapter - UC Berkeley (and all Bay Area Alumni)

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Brief Description: 1:00 PM - New Member Initiations (Brothers Only)

                                2639 Durant Ave., Berkely, CA 94704

                                6:00 PM - Cocktails at Henry's 

                               No host - Open to all

                              7:00 PM 6294 Founder's Day Banquet

                              The Graduate Hotel (Durant Room) - Open to All

                               To Register, log into MyThetaXi for dinner.

Contact: Chris Brown
                (510) 482 - 2133
                chris@chrisbrown.org  


Upsilon Chapter - University of Washington

Date: April 27, 2019

Location: Rainier Golf and Country Club 

                  11133 Des Moines Memorial Way S.

                   Seattle, WA 98148

Description: Reception starts at 4:30 with meal to follow at 6:30.

                     Program and Awards to follow.

Cost: $75

Contact: Bill Tracy, Upsilon 589

               billnancytracy@aol.com

               206-248-2441


  Chi Chapter - The Ohio State

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Location:  174 E. Woodruff

                  Columbus, OH 43201

Description: Join the Chi Chapter of Theta Xi for a cookout with the brothers and alumni.  Families are welcome.

Contact: Grayson Feeman, Chi 595

                 feeman.17@osu.edu

                 614-935-7259


Alpha Alpha Chapter - LSU

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Location:  City Club of Baton Rouge

                  355 North Blvd.

                   Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Description: 6294 Luncheon with alumni and chapter.  Introductions of all attendees, agenda that cover chapter activities, alumn upcoming Theta Xi events for the remainder of 2019.

  • Cash bar at 11:30 AM
  • Lunch at 12:00, noon 

Contact: Steven Williams, Alpha Alpha 1985

                steven.p.williamss@gmail.com

                 225-678-2080


Alpha Epsilon - University of Nebraska

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location: Ballroom at the Lincoln Embassy Suites

                  1040 P. Street

                   Lincoln, NE 68508

Brief Description: Cocktails, dinner, awards ceremony, year -in - review, picnic, golf-tournamement, etc.

Contact: Brennen Wohlford,Alpha Epsilon 1492

               brennen_wohlfor@yahoo.com 

               913-702-5128 


Alpha Zeta Chapter - UCLA 

Date:  Friday, April 5, 2019 - Saturday, April 6, 2019

Location: Alpha Zeta Chapter House

                 629 Gayley Ave.

                Los Angeles, CA 90024 

Description: Golf tournament, Angels baseball game, Campus tour, Dinner and celebration at chapter house.

Schedule of Events: 

Friday, April 5th.

  •  10 AM - 4 PM -  6th Annual Golf Tournament at El Dorado Park Golf Course - Long Beach. 
    1.  For more information, contact Brian Dauk at 949-233-2240. (First tee time is 10 AM please be at course early.) Cost for tournament is $85 per person, $55 for undergrads.
  • 5 - 7 PM - Pregame Libations, Karl Strauss Brewing Co. - Anaheim
  • 7 PM - LA Angels vs. Texas Rangers Baseball Game at Anaheim Stadium.
    • Cost is $45 per ticket.  Contact Joe Cottrell at  jcottrell@harperandtwo.com.

Saturday, April 6th.

  • 12 PM - Tour of UCLA Campus.
  • 3:30 PM - Formal Ritual Ceremony
  • 4:45 PM - Unveiling of New Library Donor Wall.
  • 5 PM - 6:30 PM - Happy Hour
  • 6:30 PM - Dinner

Cost: 90th anniversary and annual 6294 dinner is $50 per person if prepaid or $60 at the door.  Attire is formal.  

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events344386149505001/

Contact: Joseph Cottrell, Alpha Zeta 698

               jcottrell@harperandtwo.com

               818-943-4173


Alpha Eta Chapter - University of Colorado - Boulder

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location: Alpha Eta Chapter House

                 1146 12th Street

                  Boulder, CO 80302

Description: Dinner with dates in the afternoon. 

 Contact: Nick Drew, Alpha Eta 1089

                nrdrew1@gmail.com

                 317-435-8979 


Alpha Iota Chapter - Kansas State University

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location: Alpha Iota Chapter House, 1803 Laramie St., Manhattan, KS 66502

                 Holiday Inn Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502

Description: House tours of the renovated chapter house in the afternoon.

  •  6:00-7:00pm - Ben Franklin Hour. Limited beer and wine provided.
  • 6:45pm-7:00pm - The underage undergraduates and their dates arrive.
  • 7:00pm - Dinner is served.Immediately following dinner, the Chapter will present awards and provide introductions for our new members, and both undergraduate members and alumni will give speeches regarding the progress of our Chapter.
  • 8:30-10:30pm - Dance floor is open!.

Contact:  Logan Coates, Alpha Iota 1037

                 ldcoates12@ksu.edu

                  913-645-6540


Beta Alpha Chapter - Georgia Institute of Technology

Date: April 27, 2019

Location: Beta Alpha Chapter House

Description:  Meeting at the house at 2 PM, following up with tailgating on campus for the Clemson Baseball Game at 4 PM.  Family is welcome, food is provided.  Also we will cover cost of the game tickets.

Contact: Michael Bonifacio at ba847@gttx.org


Beta Epsilon - University of California - Davis

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 

Location: Beta Epsilon Chapter House

                515 First Street

                Davis, CA 95616

Description: Dinner and a meeting

Cost: $40 RSVP, $60 at the door.

Contact: Justin Schlageter, Beta Epsilon 911

                 jeschlageter@hotmail.com

                 530-400-1168


Beta Upsilon - Slippery Rock University


Location:  Beta Upsilon Chapter House

                   353 Kister Rd.

                   Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Description: Cookout

Contact: Eric Wenrich, Beta Upsilon 456

                erw1007@sru.edu

                 717-565-9654


Gamma Alpha - Shepherd University


Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location: Peking Chinese Restaurant

               139 S. Queen St.

               Martinsburg, WV 25401

Description: Lunch with Gamma Alpha Active chapter after the completion of the MS Walk in Hagerstown, MD.

Cost: $20

Contact:  Justin Jennings, GA 333

                 jjenni01@rams.shepherd.edu

                 304-859-4220


Kennesaw State University Colony

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location:  Western Carolina University Theta Xi Chapter (Kappa Phi)

Description: Festival themed celebration

Contact: John Ruggeri IV, Kennesaw Colony 1

               ruggeri.johnj@gmail.com

               404-441-5109


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