Incorporated in 1911. Recharted in 2004. Howard R. Alter, Jr. Award Recipients in 2015.
Over a century of accompishments.
Our chapter here at UMass was founded in 1908 as the local fraternity Theta Phi. Soon after, our chapter was absorbed into Theta Chi and incorporated on December 16, 1911. Sixteen days later, the first meeting was held on January 1, 1912.
The main structure of our house was built in the 1930s and an addtion was built after World War II during the 1950s. We were known as the North Pleasant St. Social Club between 1991-1992 and Theta Chi was most recently recolonized at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001. We were then re-chartered here at this institution on April 23, 2004.
Last summer, we won the Howard R. Alter, Jr. award for Chapter Excellence for the first time for the 2014-2015 academic year. This award deems us as one of the top 4 chapters out of all active Theta Chi chapters.
Some distingushed alumni of our chapter include Rob Corddry, a famous actor, and Rich Partridge who formally served as the Secretary of the Grand Chapter.
Our Chapter Today
Today, our brotherhood consists of Commonwealth Honors College students, Dormitory RA’s, Club Sport athletes, New Student Orientation Leaders, Tour Guides, and Executive Board members representing a multitude of registered student organizations on campus. Our Brothers come from all over the northeast and stem from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Here's some recent accolades of our chapter:
-Over 100 active members, making us one of the largest fraternities at UMass
-We have exceeded both the All Men’s Average and All Fraternity Average GPAs for the 2nd straight year
-2017, 2016 Greek Week Champions
-Alter Award Recipients
-Former Chapter President elected to Vice President of the Student Government Association
-Current Vice President elected as President of the Interfraternity Council
-Numerous athletic accomplishments throughout campus club and intramural leagues
-See more on our Meet the Brothers page
With four floors and standing at nearly 7,000 square feet, our house is the largest fraternity house at UMass. Additionally, it is one of only two Greek houses that is conveniently located within the UMass campus. Its prime location allows Brothers residing in the house to walk to classes, the Frank Dining Hall, or residential dormitories within minutes. Not to mention there is a PVTA bus stop just across the street. Here are some features of our house:
-3rd Floor Deck that overlooks most of campus
-Movie Theater/Billiards Lounge
-24 Bedrooms of various setup(singles, doubles, triples)
-Commercial grade kitchen and several full bathrooms
-Extensive library and private meeting room
-Basement with dancefloor and DJ stage
-Large Chapter/living room where formal meetings are held
-4 floors(including basement) ; 6,985 sq ft
-Volleyball court and fenced in backyard
-Updated sprinkler system installed in 2006