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Phi Chi Theta
(ΦΧΘ)
The Coat of Arms of Phi Chi Theta
Founded June 16, 1924 (1924-06-16) (85 years ago)
Chicago, Illinois, IL
Type Professional
Scope National
Motto May the candle of our knowledge guide our ship to achievement
Colors Purple and Gold
Flower Iris
Publication The Iris
Headquarters 1508 E. Beltline Road, Suite 104
Carrollton, Texas, USA
Homepage Phi Chi Theta Website

ΦΧΘ (Phi Chi Theta) is a co-ed professional business and economics fraternity. Phi Chi Theta was founded as a women's business fraternity on June 16, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. Today, Phi Chi Theta comprises 37 collegiate and alumni chapters across the United States.

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History

Phi Chi Theta was formed by the merger of two competing women's business sororities in in 1924. Both Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Kappa Epsilon were founded in 1918, and in June 16, 1924, each of the two organizations sent three delegates to form Phi Chi Theta. These six women became the founders of the fraternity: Mary Stoddard Duggan, Nina Miller, Anna E. Hall, Edna Blake Davis, Alice Wyman Schulze, and Nell McKenry.

Purpose

To promote the cause of higher business education and training for all individuals;
To foster high ideals for everyone pursuing a career in business;
To encourage fraternity and cooperation among people preparing for such careers;
To stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish devotion to the attainment of such ends.

Motto

"May the candle of knowledge guide our ship to achievement."

Creed

I do solemnly promise to be true and loyal to the ideals of Phi Chi Theta, to strive at all times to uphold its standards and to work always for its best interests.

Chapters

  1. New York Beta - New York University - 1924
  2. Epsilon - University of Pittsburgh
  3. Omicron - University of Missouri - 1926
  4. Upsilon - Georgia State University - 1929
  5. Alpha Iota - Pennsylvania State University - 1955
  6. Alpha Mu - University of Maryland at College Park
  7. Alpha Nu - University of North Texas
  8. Alpha Upsilon - Bradley University - 1959
  9. Beta Alpha - University of Southern Mississippi
  10. Beta Theta - Sam Houston State University
  11. Beta Chi - University of Tennessee at Martin
  12. Gamma Iota - University of Colorado at Denver
  13. Gamma Xi - Pace University
  14. Gamma Tau - University of Montevallo
  15. Delta Theta - St. Cloud State University - 1974
  16. Delta Mu - University of Texas
  17. Delta Xi - Central Michigan University - 1975
  18. Delta Omicron - Texas State University - 1975
  19. Delta Sigma - James Madison University
  20. Delta Chi - California State University-Chico
  21. Epsilon Gamma - Western Michigan University
  22. Epsilon Phi - Michigan State University
  23. Epsilon Omega - University of Texas at San Antonio - 1998
  24. Upsilon - Georgia State University - 1926
  25. Zeta Beta - University of Michigan - 2002
  26. Zeta Gamma - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  27. Zeta Delta - Drexel University - 2008
  28. Zeta Epsilon - Grand Valley State University - 2008
  29. Zeta Zeta - Cornell University
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