We are excited to announce that we are officially beginning recruitment events! If you are an incoming student interested in Rush, a member of Theta Chi, or a member who knows someone who would be interested, grab some lunch with us! We can't wait to see you all there. Contact our Rush Chairman, Max Welch for details at 5034904775.
Also, if you are an incoming student interested in Rush at all, be sure to download the free app GreekLink. Every fraternity at Oregon State uses this app to post information about their chapter and their Rush events for the convenience of all incoming Rushees. It is easy to use and completely non-invasive, so download and set up your account today to get a head start on Rush and ensure your ability to check out every house so you can join the right one for you!
With the graduation of our seniors now passed, it is time to recognize all that they have done for us. Each member that moves on now to bigger things takes with them the pride, knowledge, experience, and memories that Theta Chi has given them. They enter a new chapter in their lives armed with skills of leadership, and as Resolute Men they will continue to make impacts in their communities.
They leave behind the foundations for further growth and development of the Sigma Chapter of Theta Chi, and with the torch now being passed on to the next generation, it is important to recognize all they have given. They leave better and more developed men than when Theta Chi found them, and they leave Theta Chi better than when they found it.
As we the Freshmen class, now transitioning into Sophomores, watch them go, we know we have big shoes to fill. With the same pride and determination, we drive onward in search of new ways to make Theta Chi the best it can possibly be. We cannot wait for a whole new class of Freshmen to join us in the Fall and help us carry on the legacy. We carry the torch along with our Junior and Senior brothers, and remember all that our graduates have done for us. Now it is our turn.
Love and Respect.
Public Relations, Σ1713
Theta Chi, Sigma Chapter
Interested in Theta Chi? Come out to our recruitment events for spring term!
April 11- Bonfire at house, 7pm
April 12- House tours, 3-5pm
April 13- Tabling in MU, time tba, and bowling/pool in MU basement, 6pm
April 14- Dunk hoops and BBQ at house, 4pm
April 15- Super smash bros and snacks, 7pm
April 16- Poker and cigars at house, 7pm
April 17- JUMP! In MU, time tba
Address for house is 361 NW 26th St, corner of 26th and Harrison
Feel free to contact our Recruitment Chair:
Over the past couples weeks Sigma chapter has made its presence known on and off the field. This year the brothers fought hard in Stadium Football and came out with a 2-1 record just missing playoffs and ending the weekend with a significant win. That next weekend newly initiated member Carter Krevanko took second place in Oregon States Intramural Wrestling Tournament. Throughout the term undergrads Perry Gadinas, Zachary Prive, Jaron Thatcher, Matthew Zullo, and Resident Advisor Matthew Vandehey teamed up for Oregon States intramural bowling league. With great team work they made their way to the Championship game. With the support of brothers who came out to watch the group bowled a tremendous game and came away with a second place finish. With Spring term quickly approaching the brother are getting excited about the nice weather and all of the future IM Sports waiting for us to compete in.
At the annual Greek Awards Banquet, Theta Chi was awarded the Peavy Plaque which is awarded to the most improved fraternity on campus. Winning this award means a lot to us since we have been working very hard to strive to be the best at what we do, and have made major improvements especially with scholarship, recruitment over the past year. This award shows that our efforts have not gone unnoticed and have allowed us to win this award over 19 other fraternities.
From now on we will be uploading a copy of the Tattler to our website in addition to mailing it to all of you. Hopefully this will make it more easily accessible. If you do not currently receive the Sigma Tattler, please fill out the Alumni Info Form, and check the box that says you do not currently receive the Tattler.
During the month of February the Alumni Relations chairmen for Sigma chapter, Zachary Eckel, was able to bring an incredible opportunity to our chapter. He came into contact with Curtis Tigard, who is 103 years old and an alumni from our chapter. As it turns out, Brother Tigard is also the oldest currently living Theta Chi in the nation and is part of the family that started the town of Tigard, Oregon, and we could not pass up the opportunity to visit him. The following is a small bio of Tigard, written by Brother Eckel:
“Curtis Tigard, born April 13th 1909, will be turning 104 this year. Curtis began his college career living in a house on the south side of campus with five other men from the areas currently known as Beaverton and Tigard. One of the men he lived with was invited to join the Sigma Chapter of Theta Chi and became initiated his freshman year. Curtis, majoring in finance, was workingman and felt that he didn’t have time for extracurricular activities outside of school and searching for a job. He later was given a room in the chapter house and hired to work in the kitchen during his sophomore year, along with the main chef who he assisted with making meals and also maintaining the kitchen. He met many men in the fraternity throughout his sophomore and junior year while working in the kitchen everyday and living in the house before moving to the dorms his junior year. It wasn’t until Curtis’ senior year that he was invited to become a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. By this time, Curtis had already become affiliated with many men in the fraternity and agreed to join.
When Curtis was in college all men were required to take one year of military training and because of the depression, Curtis continued to pursue a military career throughout college and graduated with the rank of Second Lieutenant. After leaving the military with tours in both the European and Pacific theaters, Curtis found unpaid work at the First Bank of Tigard familiarizing himself with the equipment, and was later hired at another bank in Albany, Oregon. A few years later the First Bank of Tigard was searching for a branch manager, in which Curtis was delighted to transfer. He worked there for close to two decades, and then pursued other areas of work. He currently lives by himself in Tigard, Oregon, and still goes out to play golf every day.”
During our trip, we presented Brother Tigard with a golf polo with the Theta Chi letters embroidered on it, as well as a new Brother pin and a framed photo of how our chapter house looked back in 1929 when he lived there. He was very pleased with our visit, and couldn’t believe that so many of us would come to talk with him. Myself and the other Brothers who joined me that day were very grateful to learn about our house history, and with his birthday coming up in April we plan to make another trip to visit him and bring more Brothers along so they can also be inspired to realize that all of us are Theta Chi’s for life.
President, Sigma Chapter
On Monday, January 28th we had our Scholarship Dinner to honor the hard working brothers who received a 3.0 GPA or higher in the Fall 2012 term. We also announced our first scholarship recipient for the Fall 2012 Term. Our motto is "extend a helping hand" and this scholarship honors a freshman who has exhibited the characteristics most prized by our fraternity. The award is based on scholarly achievement, university and community involvement, and leadership. The 500 dollar scholarship was awarded to Brother Brian Ceballos, presented by our President Rhys Jones, Scholarship Chairman, Kyle Monson, and Treasurer Alex Cheney. We had several alumni come and join us for dinner as well as the guest speaker, the Coordinator of Greek Life at OSU, Bob Kerr. In addition alumni Roger Rollins gave a motivational speech, about the history of Theta Chi and his time spent at Sigma Chapter.