Meet the Officers
Duties of Chapter Officers
The president serves as the representative and spokesman for the chapter. He is the chapter’s primary liaison between all third parties, including but not limited to the university, the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Theta Chi International Headquarters (IHQ), Theta Chi Realty Corporation (TCRC), and the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB). He oversees the general operation of the chapter and the performance of his fellow officers. He is also charged with planning and chairing weekly chapter and Executive Board meetings and organizing visits from IHQ Leadership and Education Consultants (LECs) and Regional Counselors.
The vice president is in charge of the committee system, committee chairmen, Standards Board, and all internal communications. Furthermore, the vice president assists the president in carrying out his duties and responsibilities and officiates in his absence with the same powers and privileges.
Vice President of Health and Safety: The vice president of health and safety is a position that was added to the executive council infrastructure as part of Theta Chi International’s Sacred Purpose movement. The VP of health and safety is charged with many roles, including promoting a culture of care within the chapter, recognizing and proactively addressing the emotional, physical, and relational needs of chapter members; cultivating working relationships with campus health and safety professionals; attending training events sponsored by Theta Chi Headquarters; and organizing educational programs and coordinating guest speakers that are open to the campus community for the benefit of fostering a culture of care on campus. To learn more about the VP of health and safety and the Sacred Purpose movement, please visit http://sacredpurpose.thetachi.org/.
The secretary is responsible for all correspondence and record keeping in the chapter. He has many different responsibilities, including but not limited to maintaining and transmitting all correspondence of the chapter to IHQ, the campus, the community, and other Greek organizations; custody and responsibility of the chapter’s Minute Book, 15 Ritual Books, Roster Book, and other chapter files; maintaining a written record of all Chapter meetings; and seeing that all forms of information are sent to IHQ on time.
The treasurer is responsible for constructing and following a chapter budget for each school year. He is further responsible for collecting all fees, dues, assessments, and fines from brothers and all New Member registration and initiation fees for the secretary.
The marshal is responsible for the education of New Members of the chapter. Further responsibilities include development of the education program, conduct of the entire educational process until the New Members’ initiation, and assisting the treasurer and secretary in the collection of fees and the filling of forms required for the registration and initiation of New Members. At all times he is to serve as an example for New Members and initiated brothers alike to follow, making certain that no hazing practices are allowed to take place during the educational program or otherwise in accordance with Theta Chi’s zero tolerance policy for hazing. As part of the New Member program, the marshal will make certain that every New Member is assigned a big brother – an initiated undergraduate member to assist him in learning about the Fraternity.
The recruitment chairman is responsible for planning and overseeing all chapter recruitment events, with assistance from his recruitment committee. Further responsibilities include ensuring that the chapter is represented at all university sponsored recruitment events and providing tours of the chapter house to prospective New Members. He also assists the secretary and treasurer in the collection and filling of forms required for the registration of New Members.
The house manager serves as the chapter caretaker. The house manager is primarily responsible for the cleanliness and well-being of the chapter house. He also works with the house director, a TCRC employee, to oversee all chapter operations, including but not limited to house closing/opening at the start/finish of school breaks as well as the functioning of chapter amenities.