Parents’ FAQ

What are the costs?

Will he have time to study?

What is his role going to be the first year at school?

Do fraternities haze?

Aren’t all fraternities like Animal House?

Will I have opportunities to be involved in my son’s college experience?

Do you have any oversight?

 

What are the costs?

Theta Xi strives to offer a competitively priced opportunity for our Brothers.

Currently, our House Bill is $4,900 per semester. A single bill each semester covers

•  The cost of housing, with free parking
•  9 prepared meals/week plus food provided for men to prepare up to 10 additional meals
•  Internet access,
•  House utilities, taxes and upkeep,
•  And many other miscellaneous costs like intramural sports fees, Campus activities fees, social fees and dues to our National Fraternity.

Many other miscellaneous costs like intramural sports fees, Campus activities fees, social fees and National Dues are also included. For new members there is a one-time initiation fee added to their housebill the semester they are initiated.

None of the chapter’s house bills are used to purchase alcohol.

A comparison of the other MO S&T fraternities’ house bills shows that Theta Xi is very competitive and near the lower end of the cost options on campus.

A comparison of the costs of living in the University owned dorm shows that Theta Xi is always cheaper.

Will he have time to study?

Yes, quiet hours are enforced every weeknight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

The house is also quiet throughout the day, so plenty of time is available for study.  We will track your son’s grades his first semester to help him stay on top of things.  We find that this helps students transition from high school to college.

Theta Xi is adamant about good grades, and everything we can do to help your son perform to the best of his ability will be done.

What is his role going to be the first year at school?

All Associate Members are treated with care and respect. Your son will be expected to perform cleaning details around the house, as we all do.  Everyone in the house is treated equally.

Do fraternities haze?

No. Theta Xi is a strictly non-hazing organization.  The associate member program does nothing that will compromise your son, nor will he be forced to do anything inappropriate against his will.

Aren’t all fraternities like Animal House?

No. Don’t believe everything you see in the movies.

The Greek system can do a lot of positive things for the community and for your son.  Greek students often get higher grades than students who live in the residence halls or in individual apartments, and Greek students have a higher retention and graduation rate.  A fraternity can help your son develop leadership skills and life-long friendships.  The Greek community helps the entire community by sponsoring philanthropy and community service projects.

Being Greek can help you to become a well-rounded person, something employers are seeking.

Will I have opportunities to be involved in my son’s college experience?

Absolutely! We encourage parents to remain involved in your son’s life and education.

Every year we host a parent’s day banquet (the full family is invited) when you will have a chance to mingle with everyone in the house and have a good meal.  We also host a father/son work weekend when the dads are welcome to come down, work on an improvement project with us, and hang out for the weekend.  Other than certain closed activities, parents and family members are always welcome to stop by any time.

Do you have any oversight?

Yes, Theta Xi’s National Headquarters is located in St. Louis, MO (thetaxi.org) and provides oversight for all 49 Chapters and 2 Colonies. In addition to our National Leadership, we have a very involved group of alumni who help us stay on track. Among other things, they clearly define minimum expectations of us and hold us accountable to those standards.

Contact us if you have any questions

If you have any additional questions, please get in touch with us.  We would love to address your concerns and will be very honest answering any questions you have for us.

 

Contact Information

Men of Theta Xi Fraternity
1605 Pine Street
Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 364-6294
thetaximst@outlook.com

Chapter President Jaren Wright
jrwny3@mst.edu
(417)827-9310

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