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Theta Xi
Delta Chapter
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Type: Fraternity
Address: 64 Bay State Rd, Boston
Established: 1952
Size: 36
Motto: Sound Mind, Sound Body
Website: http://txi.mit.edu/
National Site: http://www.thetaxi.org/

Theta Xi, also known as TXi, is an MIT fraternity located off-campus in Boston at 64 Bay State Rd.

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History

The Theta Xi Fraternity was founded on April 29th, 1864 at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). At the time, it was founded as an engineering fraternity, the first ever professional fraternity. However, on April 9th, 1926, it became a general fraternity.

21 years after the founding of Theta Xi, the Delta Chapter of Theta Xi was established at MIT on April 29th, 1885. It moved to its current location at 64 Bay State Rd in 1936.

Theta Xi is one of North America's oldest social fraternities and the only such organization founded during the Civil War. The Fraternity was founded 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. Its motto, "Juncti Juvant" (Latin for "United They Serve"), represents the cohesive unit strived for at Theta Xi.

Today, there are 54 national chapters of Theta Xi, consisting of more than 60,000 brothers; the Delta Chapter has initiated 1137 brothers.

Brothers

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The Delta Chapter of Theta Xi currently has 36 active brothers who are all deeply involved with MIT academics and extracurricular activities.

The brothers hail from as close at Cambridge, MA and as far as Seoul, Korea, and span a variety of majors and interests. They relax by playing sports, owning each other in video games, watching movies, barbequing in front of the house, and cheering on our many different sports teams.

Theta Xi brothers are members and leaders in a huge variety of student organizations on campus, such as student government, academic groups, varsity sports, community service clubs, acapella groups, dance teams, and much more.

Alumni of the Delta Chapter of Theta Xi have gone on to prestigious graduate schools and medical schools, and landed jobs at top industry companies such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems.

The House

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Theta Xi's house encompasses two addresses, 64 and 66 Bay State Rd., and is located at the heart of Kenmore Square, just under the Citgo sign. Positioned in close proximity to Kenmore Square, the T, Fenway Park, and Newberry Street, there is always plenty to do within a short walk's distance.

The four story house features a six car parking lot and 16 bedrooms, which can comfortably accomodate up to 37 brothers. The house also includes a library, which boasts two Athena-equipped computers and an extensive MIT textbook collection. There is also a pool room, a bar room equipped with surround sound audio, a commons area with a 60-inch HDTV, and a kitchen and dining room. The top of the house also sports a roof deck which overlooks the Charles River, while the basement includes a workshop equipped with a laser-aligning drill press, a band saw, a table saw, four routers, welding tools, compressed air, nail guns, piping, stock wood supplies, and much more.


The food in the house is cooked five nights a week by the renowned Chef John Peredina, who has been the head chef for the Boston Marriot Hotel and MIT Medical before. His meals are known for being especially delicious.

The house is also very well technologically equipped. The entire house is covered with MIT high-speed wireless internet, and the house has a 16 TB server, accessible through wi-fi or ethernet, for the brothers' use.

Social and Community Service

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The brothers of Theta Xi hold numerous social events every year. These include coffee nights held every week as well as 4 formals throughout the year (Rush Hostess Formal, Thanksgiving Formal, Valentine's Formal, and Spring Formal). Each formal is either held at the house, catered by Chef John Peredina, or at a high-end restaraunt in downtown Boston.

In addition, the house holds several large parties every year, including the Citgo Party, Blacklight Party, and an annual Spring Party. The party entertainment features four of the house's own DJ's, including the renowned DJ Kim, and use the house's own massive speaker and subwoofer system.

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Theta Xi also holds community service events throughout the year, the proceeds of which go to Theta Xi's national community service organizations: Habitat for Humanity and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The largest of these events is the Theta Xi Quarter Mile, held every spring. The brothers stand in the Infinite Corridor and ask people walking by to donate to their cause. Whatever the amount, the brothers convert it into quarters and then proceed to line up all the quarters down the Infinite Corridor. Upon completion, the quarters will have lined up to over a quarter of a mile and total over $2300 in donations. Last year, the brothers raised $2311 towards the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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