Phi Chi Theta
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|Phi Chi Theta|
|Founded||June 16, 1924
|Motto||May the candle of knowledge guide our ship to achievement|
|Colors||Purple and Gold|
240,000+ total lifetime
|Headquarters||1508 E. Beltline Road
|Homepage||Phi Chi Theta Website|
Phi Chi Theta (ΦΧΘ or PCT) is one of the largest co-ed professional business fraternities in the United States. 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. While most chapters are now co-ed, there are some which have only women as members.
Phi Chi Theta was formed by the merger of two competing women's business fraternities in 1924. Both Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Kappa Epsilon were founded in 1918, and on 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.
On July 27, 1973, Epsilon Eta Phi Fraternity merged with, Phi Chi Theta. Epsilon Eta Phi was founded in Chicago, Illinois on May 3, 1927 by Melba Pinckney Allen, Iona Bloomer Radsch, Florence Cockerham Turzak, Ruth Erickson Funk, Ruth Novak Berger and Evelyn Scheer Carlson.
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.
"May the candle of knowledge guide our ship to achievement."
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 of Phi Chi Theta:
- New York Beta - New York University - 1924
- Epsilon - University of Pittsburgh - 1924
- Zeta - Boston University 1924 - (Reactivated 2014)
- Omicron - University of Missouri - 1926
- Upsilon - Georgia State University - 1929
- Alpha Iota - Pennsylvania State University - 1955
- Alpha Mu - University of Maryland at College Park
- Alpha Nu - University of North Texas - 1956
- Alpha Upsilon - Bradley University - 1959
- Alpha Omega - Rutgers University - 1960 (Reactivated 2013)
- Beta Alpha - University of Southern Mississippi - 1961
- Beta Theta - Sam Houston State University - 1963
- Beta Chi - University of Tennessee at Martin - 1966
- Gamma Iota - University of Colorado at Denver - 1971
- Gamma Xi - Pace University - 1973
- Gamma Tau - University of Montevallo - 1973
- Delta Theta - St. Cloud State University - 1974
- Delta Mu - University of Texas -1975
- Delta Xi - Central Michigan University - 1975
- Delta Omicron - Texas State University - 1975
- Delta Sigma - James Madison University -1976
- Delta Chi - California State University-Chico -1976
- Epsilon Gamma - Western Michigan University -1978
- Epsilon Phi - Michigan State University
- Epsilon Omega - University of Texas at San Antonio - 1998
- Zeta Beta - University of Michigan - 2002
- Zeta Gamma - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 2004
- Zeta Delta - Drexel University - 2008
- Zeta Epsilon - Grand Valley State University - 2008
- Zeta Eta - Indiana University - 2009
- Zeta Kappa - Binghamton University - 2012
- Zeta Nu - Ohio State University - 2013
- Zeta Mu Miami University
- Zeta Xi - Drake University - 2015
- Zeta Omicron - University of California, Riverside - 2015
Lambda - Duquesne University - prior to 1979
- Phi Chi Theta bylaws 2014
- Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities. Baird's Manual Foundation, Incorporated. 1991. pp. V–36–38. Contains list through 1991
- Rutgers University Phi Chi Theta
- "Phi Chi Theta | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign". pct-illinois.org. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
- "Find a Chapter". Phi Chi Theta. Retrieved 2016-03-01.