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WHY PHI CHI THETA?

Welcome to Phi Chi Theta! We are so excited to have you here. 

 

Phi Chi Theta is a premier business fraternity that puts passion and brotherhood at the forefront of everything we do. Through our endless supply of resources—such as our internal groups, pledgeship program, and family system— we aim to provide our members with real-life experiences that go beyond classroom learning, as well as guidance from a strong support system.

 

At Phi Chi Theta, we pride ourselves on our diverse array of interests. In our organization, no two brothers are alike, and that is reflected in the opportunities we provide for members. By empowering actives to explore new passions, we have seen our brothers thrive in virtually every industry and leadership position out there! Whether you’re interested in a career in investment banking, consulting, software engineering, or education, not only is there a place for you in Phi Chi Theta, but there are also 100+ brothers eager to help you reach both personal and professional aspirations. 

 

From the lifelong friendships to the countless experiences during my time in PCT, I can honestly say joining this amazing organization has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. That being said, I highly encourage you to attend our Info Night on January 28th from 5-7pm to hear how our members’ own experiences in PCT have uniquely changed each of their lives. We cannot wait to get to know you!

 

Best, Emily Dao

Vice President of Membership | 2021

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does Phi Chi Theta look for in an applicant?

 

We seek out potential new members that are passionate, innovative, and ambitious. We evaluate applicants equally on their potential for development as well as their qualities and experiences.

 

Can I sign up for an interview if I am unable to attend Information Night?

Yes! We strongly encourage attendance at Info Night. However, if you are unable to attend, email pct.vpmembership@gmail.com to schedule an interview.

 

Do I have to be in the College of Business to join Phi Chi Theta?

No, despite being a business fraternity, we gladly welcome students from all colleges. We have a variety of students from the Colleges of Engineering, Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and more. Phi Chi Theta invites all students with an interest in business and a desire to pursue a career in business to rush.

 

What is the difference between a social and professional fraternity?

A social fraternity mainly strives to develop brotherhood amongst members. A professional fraternity does that, while also developing professional skills through meaningful experiences, whether they are case competitions, internships, or studying abroad. We have members who are a part of both Greek life and Phi Chi Theta.

What is pledgeship?

 

During this semester, you will take part in a 12-week pledge process to focus on building yourself professionally through case competitions, chapter workshops, alumni and active coffee chats, and corporate networking events! You will also participate in several service and brotherhood bonding events, gain exposure to our Internal Groups, and even get your own mini-family within PCT through our Family Program. 

 

If I do not receive a bid, can I rush again?

Absolutely, we have many members who did not receive a bid until their 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th time rushing.

How are you handling COVID-19 this semester?

We prioritize your safety above everything else, and will therefore have a completely virtual rush process this semester. Throughout the semester, we plan to host a hybrid of in-person and virtual events that strictly comply with University guidelines in regards to large gatherings and wearing masks. 

 

Am I allowed to rush if I’m at home this semester?

 

Yes! Wherever you are in the world, we welcome you to join us this rush semester. Given our virtual transition, we will have accommodations in place in regards to differing time zones and connectivity issues. So, being at home will in no way impact your acceptance into our fraternity. 

I don’t own a full suit, what should I do?

No full suit is needed! For our 1st Round and 3rd Round Interview, dress is Business Casual. This is combination of dress slacks or a skirt, a nice blouse, dress shirt or sweater, and closed toe shoes. For our 2nd Round, Social Stage, dress is Smart Casual, meaning jeans and a conservative blouse, shirt or sweater.

 

Does Phi Chi Theta offer a scholarship to help pay membership fees?

Yes, there is a national scholarship that you can apply for once joining. Regardless of the scholarship, all members can work with our Vice President of Finance and our National office to establish a fair, affordable pay rate.