All True Men

PURPOSE

…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.


Theta Xi’s Anti-Hazing Policy

Theta Xi, as a chapter and as a nationwide fraternity, does not condone hazing in any way, shape, or form, on the part of initiated members or pre-initiation associates. Strict anti-hazing policies have been in place for many years, and are an integral part of member education. Below is a statement from Theta Xi’s national fraternity, detailing the ideals and principals the fraternity abides by with regards to hazing members and potential members:

Theta Xi Fraternity
Statements of Position on Hazing and Pre-Initiation Activities
WHEREAS, Theta Xi Fraternity has maintained, since unanimously adopting a resolution at its Sixty-fifth Annual Convention in San Francisco, that associate member and member educational and inspirational programs should be of a positive and constructive nature and has been unequivocally opposed to hazing and pre-initiation activities because they do not add positively to the associate member’s or member’s understanding of the history, ideals, traditions, principles, and/or Ritual of Theta Xi Fraternity.
FURTHER, the Fraternity has publicly stated its position in the Constitution and By-Laws of this Organization and by fully supporting the National Interfraternity Conference’s “Resolution Against Hazing” and the Fraternity Executive Association’s “Statement of Position on Hazing and Pre-Initiation
Activities.”
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Theta Xi Fraternity hereby reaffirms its traditional stance against hazing and unconstructive pre-initiation activities with the following statements:
The Fraternity believes in the ideals and principals stated in the Fraternity
Executives Association “Statement of Position on Hazing and
Pre-Initiation Activities.” The Fraternity further believes that hazing and
unconstructive pre-initiation activities are antithetical to the ideals,
traditions, and principals of this Fraternity as well as being antithetical to
the concept of fraternalism. The Fraternity defines hazing as “Any action
taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity
premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment,
harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to
the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive
fatigue, physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts,
scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside
or inside of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel
which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public
stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and
activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal
law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational
institution.”
Adopted August 11, 1984