Theta Chi Fraternity Joins LSU Interfraternity Council

10/08/2012 08:44 AM

BATON ROUGE – The Interfraternity Council of LSU has welcomed Theta Chi into its council, making the fraternity the 21st addition to LSU’s campus.  


“The Interfraternity Council couldn’t be more excited to welcome the men of Theta Chi into the council,” said Jonathan Sanders, associate director of Greek Life at LSU.


Theta Chi president Justin Jones represented the Iota Pi Chapter at the vote. Also present were, Steve Mannear, president of the advisory board of Theta Chi at LSU; Eric Shapiro, graduate advisor; and Mike Mayer, Theta Chi executive director representing International Headquarters.


The initial interest group formed in April 2010 when 10 undergraduate men identifying with Theta Chi’s organizational values saw an opportunity to help other LSU students build lasting relationships and spread the ideals of the Theta Chi Fraternity. After rapidly growing that first semester, the interest group was colonized on Jan. 15, 2011, with 30 men. Continuing to grow as an organization, the group was chartered as the Iota Pi chapter on April 21, with 45 members.


“We’re thrilled to welcome Theta Chi into the IFC, and this whole process has shown how a group of men can come together for the good of the Greek community” said Will Chadwick, IFC president.


One of the oldest men’s college fraternities, Theta Chi was originally founded on April 10, 1856, at Norwich University in Norwich, Vt., on the principle of friendship through mutual assistance of every member. Theta Chi aims to provide its members with an enjoyable collegiate experience while preparing its members for success after graduation.


The Greek community at LSU constitutes more than 19 percent of the undergraduate population and boasts a 3.105 grade point average compared to the undergraduate grade point average of 2.919.


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Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012