Rush 2015 Results

We were proud to welcome 20 new members into our brotherhood following the 2015 rush process.  We see great potential in these new brothers and we are excited to see the marks they will make on the Xi Chapter and the University of Virginia.

Rush 2016 Update

We take the entire rush process very seriously. Rush is the means by which we, as a fraternity, are able to grow stronger and continue our brotherhood. The Inter-Fraternity Council at UVA has a great website that will answer any questions you may have about the rush process. Below are some reasons why the Xi Chapter of Theta Chi stands out from the other fraternities on grounds.

Chapter Statement

The Xi Chapter of Theta Chi exists to live up to our national motto of “An Assisting Hand.” To this end, we aim to create a community where we help each other succeed personally, emotionally, and academically here at the University of Virginia. This includes creating a safe, drug- and hazing-free environment for our members in accordance with our national bylaws and the Laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. We wish not only to create a positive environment for ourselves, but also to have a positive impact upon others in the Greek community, the university, and Charlottesville. To achieve these goals, we demand that our men act with the utmost integrity, taking action when it is necessary, when lack of discipline or haste may prevent other men from doing so. We hope that by creating such an atmosphere our brothers will grow to become model examples of the Greek Community at the University of Virginia.

Our two Rush Chairs are:

Brian Yudkin (bay2zh@virginia.edu)
Jacob Zodikoff (jaz7gy@virginia.edu)

Feel free to contact them to learn more about the Xi Chapter of Theta Chi.

Quick Facts

  • Less than 2% of an average college student’s expenses go toward fraternity dues (U.S. Department of Education)
  • The average GPA of Theta Chi brothers is consistently higher than the all-male average GPA and the all-student average GPA (Office of the Scholarship Chair)
  • 76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity or sorority (Georgia Tech Office of Greek Affairs )
  • Of North America’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity men and sorority women (Georgia Tech Office of Greek Affairs )
  • The Greek system is the largest network of volunteers in the US, with members donating over 10 million hours of volunteer service each year (University of Wisconsin-Madison Greek Council)

Xi Chapter Traditions

  • Battle of the Bands – Our annual philanthropy event featuring a competitive lineup of local bands at Boylan Heights. This year the event benefited NAMI at UVA, A mental health organization on grounds.
  • Formal – A formal date function is a staple of many fraternities at UVA. However, the past several years we have been fortunate to host ours off-site at locations such as The Resort at Glade Springs and on a yacht on the Annapolis Harbor.
  • Mountain Weekend – Every February we rent a cabin at Wintergreen Resort for a weekend of skiing, snowboarding, and tubing (for the less adventurous among us).
  • Beach Week – When finals are over and school has concluded for the year, we rent a beach house in Myrtle Beach, SC for a very memorable week.
  • Semi-Formal – A Christmas themed date function at the end of the Fall semester. Every year the 4th year brothers receive gifts from the brotherhood to commemorate their Theta Chi experience.

Distinguished Xi Chapter Alumni

  • George Seward ’33 – Senior Counsel to Seward & Kissel law firm; Honorary Life President of the International Bar Association
  • Ashby Allen ’43 – Co-Founder of Allen & Allen; Founding member of Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hovey Dabney ’49 – Served on the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors from 1990 to 1998, serving as rector from 1992 to 1998
  • Bill Nigreen ’69 – Former VP at Fidelity Investments; Principal at Facilitation for Social Change
  • Harvey Seegers ’75 – Former President of Home Depot Direct (online retailer of The Home Depot); Former President and CEO of the Global Internet Commerce Division at GE
  • Richard Nadeau ’76 – Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer for SRA International, Inc.; Former Partner at KPMG
  • Mark Roche ’76 – Senior VP, General Counsel and Secretary at Fortune Brands, Inc.
  • Curtis Schade ’80 – Director of Credit Research at Satellite Asset Management; Former Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns; On Advisory Board at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce