The Purpose of Theta Xi
About Theta Xi

Theta Xi Fraternity is a national leader in the educational and social development of its members. Its successes and diversity have been celebrated by over 60,000 members since its founding. The Purpose of Theta Xi is to provide a college home environment for its active members in which fellowship and alumni guidance lead to wholesome mental, moral, physical and spiritual growth.


Theta Xi (ΘΞ) was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York on April 29, 1864. With its Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, the fraternity serves its chapters and colonies nationwide. Theta Xi offers a comprehensive new member education program and numerous leadership academies for its members to attend throughout their undergraduate college career. Currently, the fraternity is represented at 58 campuses across the United States.

About Delta Alpha

Our Mission:

The Delta Alpha chapter of Theta Xi Fraternity will work to expand opportunities in the pursuit of creating successful young men in our communities. 

The Purpose of Theta Xi

is to provide a college home environment for its active members in which fellowship and alumni guidance lead to wholesome mental, moral, physical, and spiritual growth. To that end Theta Xi actively supports and augments college and community efforts to make individual members more mature and chapter groups more useful units of society. Through its alumni and undergraduate leadership Theta Xi endeavors to assist each member to develop:

    ONE, intellectual curiosity that assures the highest scholarship rating consistent with his ability; 

    TWO, habits that lead to better mental and physical health; 

    THREE, sincerity in his association with others and confidence in himself;

    FOUR, responsibility to chapter, college, community, and country;

    FIVE, leadership that comes from practicing the principles of democratic self-government;

    SIX, interests and activities outside regular scholastic studies that employ spare time to advantage;

    SEVEN, spiritual understanding that provides a reservoir of strength to draw upon when faced with conditions beyond comprehension.

Leadership Development Opportunities

As students graduate, the need for leadership and service experience is the greatest it has ever been.  When applying for a job or graduate programs, extracurricular activities that promote leadership, teamwork and service are becoming the norm.  In 2006, Theta Xi committed itself to become the premier leadership development fraternity in the United States and has initiated a wide range of programs to cultivate and improve the ability of men to lead themselves and their chapters, and their communities.

Theta Xi provides regular leadership development programs on a chapter, district, and national level including those shown below.

Colonies and chapters also receive Leadership Consultant Visits to help them strengthen their chapter operations and programs.  Theta Xi Fraternity employs a dedicated staff of professional consultants who travel to chapters and colonies on a regular basis to provide material support and specialized advice to improve operations and raise the standard of excellence for each brother.  These men, who are recent college graduates, are chosen from the strongest chapters around the country for their leadership experience and ability to teach men how to succeed.

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Presidents Academy

Presidents Academy is an annual gathering of undergraduate presidents from each Theta Xi chapter and colony.  The program features a full weekend of leadership and educational programming designed to enhance the personal development of the student and to provide him with tools to strengthen his chapter’s operations.  The curriculum includes sessions on time and risk management, teambuilding, intervention, personal growth and goal-setting.

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Rising Stars Academy

The Rising Stars Academy is held at a resort in rural Missouri in mid-January and provides attendees the opportunity to assess and develop their leadership styles and skills in an interactive and experiential setting.  This program is for newly initiated brothers who desire to become future chapter leaders.  Along with new members from across the country, they gather ideas they can take back to strengthen their chapters in recruitment, membership education and overall operations.  In addition, their team building skills are enhanced by accomplishing tasks presented on an exciting outdoor leadership challenge course.  Theta Xi Foundation pays all on-site costs for the first attendee; additional attendees are encouraged to come at the expense of the chapter/colony or Alumni Association.


Newell District Leadership Academy

The Newell District Leadership Academy is held each spring and is primarily geared towards chapter officers.  The NDLA is hosted in various locations around the country each year.  The focus of the Newell District Leadership Academy is development of leadership skills, communication skills, and core values of the Fraternity.  The Newell District Leadership Academy also provides a chance to meet brothers from other chapters expanding their view of the Fraternity as an organization National in scope, not just a single chapter.