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PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS FRATERNITY
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
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OUR VALUES

WHAT WE DO

PROFESSIONALISM

BROTHERHOOD

Phi Chi Theta strives to increase interest and dedication to professionalism while also increasing interest in the business world. By practicing professionalism both within and outside of the working environment, our brothers become better leaders in the professional world.

Being in our family makes a large university feel small. Phi Chi Theta is made up of loyal friendships built upon the foundation of a close-knit brotherhood. Whether it is studying, intramural sports, or having chapter wide competitions, we always thrive together.

SERVICE

Phi Chi Theta believes service is an integral part of growing one’s character and building a stronger community. Rebuilding local homes, assisting with food pantries, and promoting literacy at various institutions are only a few of the charitable acts the organization takes part in. 

OUR WORK
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WHO WE ARE

Phi Chi Theta is a national co-educational Professional Business Fraternity that was founded in 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. There are 37 collegiate and alumni chapters nationally and more than 20,000 members across the country.

Phi Chi Theta provides members with the opportunity to practice leadership skills, network with alumni, interact with numerous respected corporate sponsors and, most importantly, Phi Chi Theta is a family where members build friendships that will last far beyond time at college.

 

Phi Chi Theta welcomes all majors and minors available at the University of Illinois. Pledges are given extensive professional training including mock interviews, resume critiques, career advice, case competition experience, four year class schedule planning, major exploration advice, and improved public speaking skills. Pledges can gain leadership experience right away by being elected to one of five available positions: Pledge class president, pledge social chair, pledge fundraising chair, pledge service chair, or pledge professional chair. For questions about the rush process, please email pct.vpmembership@gmail.com

MESSAGE

LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT

As a premier professional organization at the University of Illinois, Phi Chi Theta’s Zeta Gamma chapter provides a launching pad to propel creative, hard-working students to real-world success. Although we are a business fraternity, our brothers span 10 colleges and 39 majors and are united by a shared passion for business and innovation. Each of our members strives to continually improve every aspect of our organization, our campus, and their own lives. The diverse interests of Phi Chi Theta’s members provide limitless growth opportunities in each of our pillars – professionalism, service, and brotherhood.

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Each member has an intrinsic drive to follow both their professional and personal goals, and Phi Chi Theta provides the space to unite these individuals and learn from one another’s passion and intellect. We work in countless companies in nearly every industry, from Google to BCG to The Walt Disney Company. Our accomplished alumni and involved corporate sponsors provide opportunities for our members to broaden their reach and find pathways to their own success stories. No matter your professional background or career interests, Phi Chi Theta’s extensive resources and extended network can help you achieve your goals.

 

As an organization, we share a common belief in giving back to the Champaign-Urbana community. Through weekly service opportunities, annual fundraising events, and recurring volunteer initiatives, our brothers find ways to give back to each of the communities they are passionate about serving. Whatever your passions might be, Phi Chi Theta can amplify your impact through our collective effort to create lasting change in our community.

 

The bond of brotherhood unites us in everything we do. The members of PCT rapidly become your best friends, your biggest cheerleaders, your shoulders to cry on, and your best sources of advice. Our brotherhood thrives on the collaborative, uplifting spirit present in our chapter and witnessed through the individual actions of each member. The people you meet in this organization will inspire you to become the best version of yourself and to lift others up while you do so. Your journey with Phi Chi Theta will continue long beyond the four years you spend on campus.

 

Having joined Phi Chi Theta my first semester of college, I felt an immediate support system pull me in and aid me in professional and personal success. The members showed me new perspectives on every topic and career path, allowing me to remain open-minded throughout my years here. I felt celebrated for everything I brought to the table and encouraged in every ambitious goal I had set out. The environment cultivated by the members consistently inspires me to put my best foot forward in everything I do, create, or share. I encourage you to attend our recruitment events this semester and speak to our brothers to get a feel for what we stand for. We would love to meet you and help you discover all that Phi Chi Theta has to offer.

Best,

Iman Zargar

President | Class of 2024

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