Philanthropy

The active brotherhood diligently participates in philanthropic events within the University of Rochester community and throughout the greater Rochester community, at large. Our most popular philanthropic event is our annual Turkey Bowl Flag Football Tournament held in November, with all proceeds going to Foodlink.

The Fraternity supports undergraduate scholarship with our annual Smith Scholarship for Books, held in the Spring semester. As our brothers are active members of many groups on campus, Theta Chi co-sponsors a variety of events each year. Recently, the Fraternity has partnered up with UR Uganda to raise funds for educational programs and medical clinics in Lugala, Uganda.  Our brotherhood has a particularly strong relationship with the University’s Colleges Against Cancer club. A sizable group of Theta Chis are active in Colleges Against Cancer club’s general membership and leadership. The Fraternity supports the club by holding a fundraiser at the at the Chapter House each semester and attending Relay for Life in April.

Theta Chi is dedicated to the betterment of the Greek community at the University of Rochester and supports other Greek organizations through active participation. This past October, the brotherhood participated in Delta Gamma’s Anchor Slam Basketball Tournament, supporting their foundation, Service for Sight. In September, Theta Chi created a team for Kappa Delta’s 5K Race to support Prevent Child Abuse America. Our team won the race and was crowned the “Fittest Frat” at the U of R. This April, Theta Chi will be cosponsoring Sigma Phi Epsilon’s annual Nick Tahou’s Garbage Plate Run. In service to the Greek community, each September Theta Chi hosts a Fraternity and Sorority Networking Night, held at the University’s Alumni Center.

The Fraternity as a whole gives back to its members and rewards them for their success. Each Spring, in accordance with our Alumni Board, the Fraternity leadership bestows our most deserving members with the Long, Walter, Ott Award. This merit-based scholarship rewards select brothers for their academic success, campus involvement, and dedication to our Fraternity. In accordance with the University of Rochester Career Center, and due to a generous gift made by Valentine H. Zahn ’25, undergraduate members of the Fraternity can apply for stipends from the Zahn Fund for unpaid Summer internships.

Theta Chi continually strives for greatness in our philanthropic efforts. We are currently planning a large-scale philanthropy event for YellowJacket Weekend, held the first weekend of the Fall semester. This event will serve to connect the active brotherhood with our alumni base, the University Community, and the Greater Rochester community. Please check back for more updates!

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