There has never been a better time to be a brother of Theta Chi. Thanks to the hard work and generous donations of over 70 years of alumni, the brotherhood has a beautiful house to call home. The renovation was completed in 2013 and includes three new bedrooms, two multipurpose rooms, and a remodeled porch. The brotherhood is incredibly grateful for this gift and takes great strides to preserve it for future generations.
The brothers of our fraternity are involved with many other clubs and organizations around Grounds, including Madison House, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Club Baseball, Club Basketball, UVA Cheerleading, O-Records, Student Council, and many others. Academically, our fraternity consistently scores within the top third of all fraternities, which consistently scores higher than the overall average of UVA students.
Our chapter’s philanthropy focuses on mental health, a cause which the entire brotherhood is devoted to. Over the past three semesters, our chapter has donated nearly $9,000 to On Our Own, a Charlottesville non-profit that provides free mental health treatment and services to Charlottesville residents. Additionally, our brothers volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity and the Madison House HELP Line.
Following the death of chapter president Quentin Alcorn (16), alumni of our chapter established a scholarship in his name. The Quentin Alcorn Memorial Scholarship serves to recognize those at the University of Virginia who embody Quentin’s dedication, selfless service, love of learning, and his capacity for fun and humor, as well as ensuring his memory endures within the brotherhood and at the University.
Last summer, our brotherhood faced another tragedy with the passing of our brother, Otto Warmbier (17). Since his passing those closest to him have been working with his family on how to best remember and honor him. We thank those who have donated to this cause, and assure you that as plans move forward the brotherhood will keep everyone updated.
Our chapter has grown immensely in recent years. Our brothers have worked hard to build a fraternity that we are proud of, and we look to build upon that success in the next year as James Childress succeeds me as President in January 2018.
Austin Simpson (17)