The motto of Theta Chi Fraternity is "An Assisting Hand". This means that as brothers of Theta Chi, it is not only our responsibility, but our innate desire to assist any and everyone in need. A large aspect of this is carried out through our philanthropy. Throughout the year, our chapter participates in many events and helps various organizations including:
- The United Service Organizations (USO)
- The American Cancer Society
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- DanceBlue 24 hour dance marathon
Our chapter wholeheartedly believes that we can impact our community and deliver tangible results on a consistent basis through a relentless commitment to service.
For more questions and information, please do not hesitate to contact our Philanthropy Co-Chairs, Brady Grove (859-322-5136) and Brooks McNee (267-980-3186).
The Last Bag Standing
Last Bag Standing, co-created and hosted with the sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, is a cornhole competition in which UK Greek organizations compete in a knockout style tournament with all benefits supporting DanceBlue and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. We are proud to announce that the event raised over $5,100 in 2015!
G.I. Theta Chi
2015 was an important year in Zeta Rho history as it held our first annual G.I. Theta Chi. G.I Theta Chi is a competition in which UK sororities and fraternities pair up to complete a variety of events, such as an inflatable obstacle course, a jousting competition, and a relay race. All the donations received from this philanthropy are given to the United Service Organizations, or the USO. In 2016, we raised over $15,000 with the event!
Shake the Stress Fest
Shake the Stress Fest is a day long event put on during dead week (the week before final exams) that gives students to blow off some steam by participating in fun events, all proceeds from the event are donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Other Philanthropy Events Zeta Rho Participates in
DanceBlue is a 24 hour dance marathon hosted by the University of Kentucky that benefits the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Childhood cancer not only affects a child physically, but it also creates many emotional and financial difficulties for the families who have children effected by cancer. Every year Zeta Rho has a group of brothers who selflessly raise money to be able to dance in this marathon. In 2015 Zeta Rho along with the entire UK community was enthralled to announce that through an accumulation of efforts Dance Blue was able to raise a record breaking $1,615,057.18 for children's cancer research! Check out danceblue.org for more information.
Greek Sing is a philanthropy hosted by UK's Chi Omega and Alpha Tau Omega chapters. It is one of the biggest philanthropy competitions on campus and benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event contains a huge team choreographed dance competition and Theta Chi was proud to take home a 2nd Place trophy from Greek Sing 2015! Visit www.facebook.com/UKGreekSing to learn more.
Bring it on
Hosted by UK's Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Delta chapters, Bring It On is a cheerleading competition that benefits the Violence Intervention and Preventions Center at UK.
Cats at bat
A philanthropy softball tournament that proved successful for Zeta Rho as we and Kappa Delta team mates brought home 1st place in 2014!
Stomp-A-Palooza is an event put on by UK's Alpha Phi Alpha and Kappa Alpha Theta chapters that raises money for the March of Dimes organization through a step competition. Check www.facebook.com/ukstomp2015 for more information.