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Our Chapter has been an integral part of the UNO community since the founding of Delta Gamma Chi on October 14, 1959, and the founding of Delta Sigma Xi on March 16, 1960. These two local fraternities later merged and formed the basis for the Beta Xi Chapter of Theta Xi Fraternity which was chartered at Louisiana State University in New Orleans (now the University of New Orleans) on January 11, 1963, and since then has been the University's most prominent chapter on campus.
Our Fraternity was originally founded in 1864 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, making Theta Xi the only fraternity to emerge during the Civil War. It was also the first-ever professional Greek letter organization, in that it was originally founded as an engineering fraternity. In 1926, it became a general social fraternity and began accepting prospective members with all interests and backgrounds as it continues to do today. As of 2013, Theta Xi, the national leadership fraternity, consists of over 50 active chapters across the United States and has initiated over 65,000 individuals.
The Purpose of Theta Xi is to provide a college home environment for its active members in which fellowship and alumni guidance lead to wholesome mental, moral, physical, and spiritual growth. To that end Theta Xi actively supports and augments college and community efforts to make individual members more mature and chapter groups more useful units of society. Through its alumni and undergraduate leadership Theta Xi endeavors to assist each member to develop:
ONE, intellectual curiosity that assures the highest scholarship rating consistent with his ability; TWO, habits that lead to better mental and physical health; THREE, sincerity in his association with others and confidence in himself; FOUR, responsibility to chapter, college, community, and country; FIVE, leadership that comes from practicing the principles of democratic self-government; SIX, interests and activities outside regular scholastic studies that employ spare time to advantage; SEVEN, spiritual understanding that provides a reservoir of strength to draw upon when faced with conditions beyond comprehension.