The Gamma Phi Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity began in 1889 as a local secret society known as the Dialectics. In 1917, the Dialectics transitioned into a local fraternity known as Delta Omega Phi. On April 30, 1949 the Dialectics officially merged with Theta Chi Fraternity and became installed as the Gamma Phi Chapter.
Founded on the principle of friendship through the mutual assistance of every member, Theta Chi aims to provide its members with an enjoyable and fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares them for rewarding, successful lives after graduation.
Chapter Achievement Award (Top 10 Theta Chi chapters nationwide) in the following areas:
- Scholarship Programming
- Campus Involvement
- New Member Education
- Sacred Purpose (Health and Safety Initiative)
- Community Service & Philanthropy Programming
- Alumni Programming
- Chapter Finances
- The Ritual
- Chapter Operations
- Internal Cooperation
- Campus Involvement
- Risk Management Practices
- Social Programming
NWU Greek Awards
- 2017 McKibbon Award for Fraternity Scholastic Excellence
- 2016, 2017 Outstanding Chapter Advisor
- 2017 Outstanding House Director
- 2017 Outstanding Chapter President
- 2016 Chapter of the Year
- 2016 Greek Man of the Year
- 2016, 2017 Most Values-Oriented Member
- 2016 Outstanding New Member
Campus Involvement and Leadership
Current members are involved in multiple clubs and organizations, including Student Affairs Senate, Interfraternity Council, Society of Scholars, University Choir, Jazz Choir, Wesleyan Entertainment Board, International Relations Organization, Psychology Club, History Club, Tri-Beta, Blue Key, Order of Omega, Track & Field, Cross Country, Men’s Swimming, intramurals and multiple theatre productions.
- The brothers are proud to have GPAs above the all-men’s average and work to support each other in academic achievement by hosting study hours and informal tutoring sessions. Several members also work on campus as tutors in their respective majors.
- The men of Theta Chi are studying a variety of topics; current members are majoring in science (chemistry, biology, physics and math), theatre (performance, stage design/management and directing), social sciences (psychology, history and sociology/anthropology), music (specifically music education), business and English.
Service and Philanthropy
- Each member of the fraternity gives back to the community by volunteering regularly; members currently volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Snow Angels (snow shoveling for the elderly/disabled), the Humane Society and People’s City Mission. Members also help with several activities at First United Methodist Church and other one-time service events.
- Theta Chi also hosts philanthropic events to benefit the USO, Relay for Life, and several other organizations
- Theta Chi is proud to participate in a biannual highway clean-up and lead the FoodNet program on campus to redistribute food from the Prairie Point Dining Center to those in need.
Social and Brotherhood
- Theta Chi traditionally begins the year with a Toga Party dance and then continues to host events throughout the year that are open to all of campus.
- Formals with fraternities and sororities from both NWU and UNL.
- Theta Chi members participate in multiple smaller social events each year, from date nights and camping trips to sorority serenades and watching the Super Bowl together.
- Theta Chi has several members involved in theatre, music and college athletics; members regularly attend these events to support each other.
- Each year, Theta Chi runs internal events such as dead week dodgeball, minute-to-win-it date nights, Super Smash Bros tournaments, Raising Cane’s & Pool days, grill-outs, golf and other intramural events.