In the winter quarter of 1998 at Cal Poly an Interest Group of Theta Chi was created by a core of about 15 students. The majority of these students had rushed other fraternities or had seen what they had to offer and were not entirely impressed. They did not like the stereotypical “Frat Boy” image that inevitably came with joining a fraternity. Yet they had understood the positive aspects of what a fraternity could offer and wanted to capture that for themselves. These men, who were either close friends or mutual friends, decided to start their own fraternity. They cane together with one goal in mind — to start a fraternity superior and different from all the rest. They wanted a fraternity free of hazing, conformity and inferiority among members.
Theta Chi was the fraternity they chose.
On October 25, 1998, the new founding fathers of Theta Chi here at Cal Poly became a colony of 25 members. In order to receive our chapter, we had to grow 45 members strong and show the Grand Chapter that we had earned the right to enter into a fraternity that is so well respected throughout then action and now our school.
We are looking for members to carry on the Founding Fathers tradition and join us on this journey to continue building something extraordinary. Although our members must increase, our motto for growth has remained the same: we are looking for quality, not quantity, as we look for members of the highest standards and ideals.
We continue to strive to not only be difference than other fraternities, but better in every aspect we can find.
With our goal to be chartered in April of 2000 realized and the effort to enter IFC successful, we continue to find new challenges and dreams that will continue to develop our brotherhood. What we hope to accomplish is a difficult task. Efforts will have to be made in order to carry on the tradition of the Founding Fathers, but the result is priceless.