Theta Chi Fraternity was founded on April 10, 1856 at Norwich University in Norwich, Vermont. The founding members were Fredrick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase. The colors of Theta Chi are military red and white and the fraternity flower is the red carnation. The fraternity motto of “A Helping Hand” serves as a reminder to all that any member of Theta Chi is a contributing member of society as well as a worthy friend. With over 130 active chapters throughout the United States and Canada, Theta Chi and its members continue to serve as a standard of excellence that all men strive to achieve.
The Northwestern chapter (Delta Iota) of Theta Chi was established in 1950 as the 101st branch. Since then the fraternity has continued to grow and evolve but still maintains the high standards that were laid down upon its founding. The brothers of Delta Iota chapter pride themselves on a high level of camaraderie that personifies what membership in a fraternity was meant to be. The average grade point of Delta Iota chapter is consistently in the top three among the fraternity system at Northwestern and brothers can be seen participating in many campus activities ranging from intramural sports to dorm governments. Theta Chi is a driving force at Northwestern and will continue to be for years to come.