Phi Chi Theta: History

National Chapter

Phi Chi Theta was formed by six women at Chicago, Illinois, June 16, 1924, by the union of two competing business fraternities, Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Kappa Epsilon. This union established an organization whose purpose was "To promote the cause of higher business education and training for all individuals, to foster high ideals for everyone pursuing a career in business; to encourage fraternity and cooperation among people preparing for such careers; and to stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish devotion to the attainment of such ends." Since its upstart, the Phi Chi Theta National Chapter has grown to include 37 Collegiate and Alumni chapters as wide-spread as San Antonio, Texas to New York City, New York and consists of as many as 1600 members nation-wide.

Episilon Omega Chapter

The Epsilon Omega Chapter was founded at the University of Texas at San Antonio on August 23, 1998.


| Prof. Development | Networking | Resume Building | Leadership |

  • Professional development
  • Phi Chi Theta provides its membership with exposure to business professionals by sponsoring prominent guest speakers from local businesses and organizations. The purpose is to enhance two-dimensional text-book studies with the real-world experience of working business-men and women active in the industry.

    Previous guests have advised members on everything from entrepreneurship to corporate culture to resume and interview how-tos. These presentations give our members greater insight on how to pursue and succeed in their individual career goals.
  • Networking
  • Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Labor indicate that 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking. Phi Chi Theta understands the role networking plays in your success in the ever-competitive world of business. Joining Phi Chi Theta will not only expand your network by introducing you to other career-oriented students within UTSA's school of business, but will also connect you to chapter members at other universities in addition to fraternity alumni nation-wide. You will also have the opportunity to learn from and establish relationships with a number of successful business professionals Phi Chi Theta invites to speak for its membership as a part of our Professional Development program.
  • Resume building
  • Every member of Phi Chi Theta is required to submit and regularly maintain an up-to-date professional resume with both the national chapter of Phi Chi Theta and UTSA's Career Services office.
  • Leadership programs
  • Phi Chi Theta offers its membership an array of leadership opportunities within our organization - starting your pledge semester!

    Pledges are given the chance to take a leadership role during their associate semester. These positions are generally limited to officerships and are integral to the success of each pledge class.

    As an active member, many more leadership opportunities will be made available. Officerships include: Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President of Finance, and Vice President of Marketing. Beneath these five positions flow thirteen directorships which head up specific functions of the fraternity. These positions include directorships of Administrative Affairs, Special Events, Scholastic Affairs, Legislative Affairs, Professional Development, Fraternity Education, RUSH, Information Technology, Alumni Affairs, Public Relations, Philanthropy, Historian, and Fundraising.

    Phi Chi Theta desires potentially strong leaders who are willing to work hard for the best interest of our organization. If you believe you possess those qualities that make a great leader, and are willing to work hard towards the goals of our organization, Phi Chi Theta wants to hear from you!

    | Philanthropy |

  • Philanthropy
  • Phi Chi Theta promotes participation in community service. In addition to participating in National Make a Difference Day, Epsilon Omega participates in many philanthropic activities each semester. All actives and pledges are required to participate in a minimum of one philanthropic event per semester.

    | Friendships | Social Activities | Retreat | Classmates |

  • Friendships
  • Social activities
  • Retreat
  • Classmates

  • Scholarships and Awards
    | Scholarships | Awards |

  • Scholarships
  • Anna E. Hall and Helen D. Snow Memorial Scholarships
    Four $1000 scholarships awarded annually.

    Collegiate and Alumni Professional Writing Contest
    Two $200 awards (one collegiate, one alumni) awarded annually.
  • Awards
  • Alumni Achievement Award
    One $500 award awarded biennially to an outstanding alumni member.

    Percentage Chapter Membership Increase Award
    One $100 award awarded annually to the National Chapter that has the largest percentage increase in total membership during the year.

    Collegiate and Alumni Efficiency Rating Program (ERP)
    2 - $100 awards Awarded Annually to the First Place National Chapter Winner.
    2 - $75 awards Awarded Annually to the Second Place National Chapter Winner.
    2 - $50 awards Awarded Annually to the Third Place National Chapter Winner.
    Plaques Awarded Annually to First Place Regional Winners in each Region.

    National Key Award
    The highest award given annually by each Collegiate and Alumni Chapter. It is awarded to someone inside or outside the chapter that has contributed to the betterment of the Fraternity.