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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a business or economics student interested in joining a student organization on campus? Find out what Phi Chi Theta has to offer! Here's some Frequently Asked Questions to help give you a better idea of what Phi Chi Theta is all about:

What's in it for me?

Plenty. Phi Chi Theta membership will help foster personal and professional development and will provide you with leadership opportunities, chances to network with business professionals as well as other students on campus and across the country, and will give you the chance to serve your community and gain valuable volunteer experience.

Joining Phi Chi Theta is also a great way to meet career-oriented, highly-motivated persons such as yourself and to forge some of most rewarding friendships you will ever make. To encourage these bonds, we offer fun social events throughout each semester and twice a year pack up our bags and head out to Concan, TX for our much-anticipated fraternity retreat.

See also: BENEFITS


How do I qualify for membership?

In order to qualify for membership into the Epsilon Omega chapter of Phi Chi Theta, you must fulfill all of the following requirements:

  1. You must be a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
  2. You must be seeking a major or minor falling under any of the following schools of business: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Management Science and Statistics, or Marketing.
  3. You must have a GPA of 2.25 or above.
  4. You cannot be a graduating senior (you must be able to fulfill at least one active semester following your pledge semester).
  5. You cannot be a member or former member of Alpha Kappa Psi or Delta Sigma Pi.
  6. You must be invited to and approved for membership by members of the student chapter.

Is there a GPA requirement?

Yes. A minimum GPA of 2.25 is required for membership.


How do I receive a bid for RUSH?

If you are interested in pledging with Phi Chi Theta, you MUST participate in an interview conducted by the fraternity. This interview will include a panel of 2-3 interviewees and should only last 15-20 minutes. Professional business attire is required. Come prepared!

Prospective pledges can arrive anytime during the scheduled interview times. To speed up the process once you arrive, turn in a completed APPLICATION.

Remember, even though these interviews are designed to help Phi Chi Theta learn more about who you are, we encourage our prospective pledges to turn the interview around on us! Just as it will be important to pursue employers that fulfill your goals and expectations of the business work force, it is equally important for you to learn if Phi Chi Theta meets your expectations of a professional student organization. Phi Chi Theta wants to insure that you are the right fit for us and that we are the right fit for you.

After the process is complete, the results of your interview will be presented to the rest of the fraternity for First Vote. Officers will formally notify you that night on whether you have been accepted!

If accepted, you will be a pledge for a semester and will be responsible for carrying out your duties as an associate member. What should you expect once you're a pledge? Keep reading!


What happens once I become a pledge?

As a pledge you will be responsible for a number of tasks during your associate semester. Every pledge must learn the history, goals, and structure of our organization. This fraternal education will be carried out by an active member of Phi Chi Theta at meetings conducted every Thursday night. Additionally, the pledge class will be responsible for planning, fundraising, and marketing a product at Fiesta UTSA (Spring) or Best Fest (Fall) - depending on your pledge semester. In order to carry out this goal, the pledge class will elect their own officers and as a group will organize an appropriate business plan. A successful semester will depend on the cooperation between you and your pledge class. Pledges will also be responsible for giving presentations to the active members on a weekly basis, creating/updating a professional resume, and planning Active Appreciation Day .

At the end of the semester the chapter will hold a Second Vote. This second vote will determine if you, as a pledge, will becomes an active member. This vote is based on your semester-long display of involvement, attitude, and willingness to commit to our fraternity. Once passing second vote you will be officially initiated into the chapter.


Are there membership dues?

Yes. As a pledge you will be responsible for paying local dues and, if initiated, a one time membership fee to our national chapter. For specific information on dues amounts, please feel free to contact our Vice President of Finance.


Who can I contact for more information?

Contact information can be found [ here ]. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about our organization, please feel free to let us know - Phi Chi Theta would love to hear from you!