Walter Oechsle ’57 Theta Xi with an artist’s rendition of the Oechsle Center for Global Education

Walter Oechsle ’57 Theta Xi with an artist’s rendition of the Oechsle Center for Global Education

The College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Oechsle Center for Global Education April 6 at the site of building’s future location, along South College Drive south of Pardee Hall.

The center is being made possible by the support of Walter Oechsle ’57 Theta Chi and his wife, the late Christa Huber Oechsle. Read the full story….

thetachiΘηρόποεα Χείρ ~ “An Assisting Hand.” 

ΑΩ Chapter, Lafayette College, (1930–2003) Inactive

Frank Schrenk, Kappa/University of Pennsylvania 1914, wrote the Creed of Theta Chi. It is both an affirmation of the founding principals of Theta Chi and a mission statement for the Fraternity.

I believe in Theta Chi, its traditions and its ideals. Born of sturdy manhood, nurtured by resolute men, ennobled by a high and sacred purpose, it has taken its place among the educational institutions of America as a promoter of knowledge, an advancer of culture and a builder of character.

It inspires true friendship: teaches Truth, Temperance and Tolerance, extols virtue, exacts harmony, and extends a helping hand to all who seek it.

I believe in the primacy of Alma Mater; in the usefulness of my Fraternity, in its influence and its accomplishments and I shall do all in my power to perpetuate its ideals, thereby serving my God, my country and my fellow-man.

The Creed is traditionally recited by members at chapter meetings, and is often discussed in new member education programs to teach the values and ideals of the Fraternity.

the objects of Theta Chi are to “bind by closer bonds the members to each other and the mutual assistance of each of its members;” “the advancement and carrying out of any measures at the institution in which it shall be established which shall be of importance to its members,” and “the mutual benefit and improvement of all its members.”

The Fraternity’s maxim is “Alma Mater First and Theta Chi for Alma Mater,” and refers to one of the founding ideals of the Fraternity: loyalty to one’s college or university over the course of one’s lifetime.