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Dear Parents:

What is your greatest hope for your son?

"He graduates." "He graduates with a strong resume." "He grows up happy." "He is respected by his peers." "He is a man of real character."

College can be the intersection of hopes and fears in life. Short term pleasure and temptations often compete with college success and post-college career goals. Your list of hopes for your son probably did not include being a “frat guy”. We agree. Being a “frat guy” is easy — but being a “fraternity man” is difficult, but much more rewarding!

We realize that 18 to 22 year old males usually do not need guidance on how to have fun —it comes naturally. However, we do realize that leadership, ethical behavior, and people skills are critical to a young man’s personal development and each takes a little more effort, planning, thought, and guidance. Theta Xi offers its members tremendous leadership development programs not available to the average college or university undergraduate. Theta Xi’s leadership programs, commonly referred to as our All True Men Initiative, provides tools and programming for our members to develop the same leadership skills that America’s most well-respected corporations offer to their top executives.

Joining the Greek Community will enhance your son’s experience at the University of Washington. Take the time to research our values, history and mission and see if it aligns with your family’s values and your hopes for your son. We are confident that your son will benefit from a Greek experience, and especially the Theta Xi Experience!

Frequently Asked Questions:

We know that your son has made a lot of very important decisions about his future in the past few months, and choosing to join or not join a fraternity is as important as any of them. To help you help him make his decision, we have compiled a list of the questions most frequently asked by parents and guardians.

Will my son be hazed?

NO! Theta Xi does not believe in hazing nor does it condone it. Theta Xi promotes leadership, team-building and brotherhood, not physical or mental harm. We believe that hazing anyone is unacceptable and completely contrary to the concept of brotherhood. In fact Theta Xi has joined with over 20 other men’s and women’s groups across America to establish a 24 hour a day hotline to anonymously report concerns for hazing at any Theta Xi Chapter. The hotline is toll free and the number is 1-888-NOT-HAZE.

Will joining Theta Xi have an effect on my son’s grades?

Yes! And in a good way! Theta Xi promotes a scholastic program that gives each member the opportunity to learn and excel in his field. Theta Xi recently introduced the All True Men initiative that focuses on academic excellence and leadership, not only within the chapter, but also at the University of Washington. We encourage each member to get involved in organizations that are related to his major. All True Men chapters are charged to maintain a grade point average above the all-men’s average. Theta Xi has implemented a written scholastic program that includes minimum scholastic requirements for all members.

Will it help my son become a better man?

Theta Xi promotes a well-rounded lifestyle. If your son takes advantage of the programs that Theta Xi offers he will become a better man as a result of his membership in Theta Xi. The Fraternity also strives to provide leadership training and opportunities within the chapter by promoting each brother’s active involvement in campus and community clubs and organizations.

Theta Xi has established a core membership education program that is designed to orient him to the Fraternity’s history, organizational structure, policies and responsibilities. A summary of the Theta Xi Associate Member Program is available for your review.