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Theta Xi Announces New Headquarters Location

Theta Xi Announces New Headquarters Location

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri – During the 158th Anniversary Convention, it was announced that the Theta Xi Headquarters would relocate its operations. The announcement followed nearly one year of research and discussion by the Grand Lodge to assess the opportunity for a new headquarters location.

Although the announcement came at Convention, final recommendation of a location was made to the Grand Lodge in May. The board unanimously approved that recommendation in June.

National President Adam M. Schaffer, Iota 1538 (WashU ’03) said in his remarks, “St. Louis has benefited the organization, and its long history of staff members since 1924. The Fraternity is electing to make a long-term, strategic commitment to the Southeast region of the United States. An Atlanta-based National Headquarters will enable Theta Xi to prosper further for several reasons. Atlanta provides a more sensible means and costs of travel for staff and volunteers; it furnishes greater accessibility to current undergraduate chapters and prospective target chapter locations; and it positions Theta Xi in a marketplace which correlates well with its ambitious aims for growth.”

The excitement surrounding this next step in the Fraternity’s growth comes with a respect for the 98 years Theta Xi has called St. Louis home.

Executive Director Tanner Marcantel, Alpha Alpha 1675 (LSU ’01) said, “The rationale for relocation, in fact, is very similar to what it was nearly 100 years ago when Theta Xi selected St. Louis as the location for the Headquarters. The reasons have stood the test of time, and while the times have changed, the Fraternity is rightfully adapting to address the needs of today and how we foresee them evolving in the future.”

Theta Xi has leased office space in St. Louis since the sale of the Memorial Headquarters building in 1997. Since that time, the Headquarters has seen great change, including the passing of long-time executive director Jim Vredenburgh, Beta Omega 11. Over the past decade the staff has grown from 4 members to 9 employees; most of which work outside of the St. Louis area.

The new Headquarters will house the executive director and the Atlanta-based staff, the Davidson Library (museum), archive storage, and meeting space for the Grand Lodge and Board of Trustees.

Theta Xi Headquarters will begin operations at the new address on October 3, 2022, located at 260 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. The telephone number and email address will remain the same: (800)783-6294 and txhq@thetaxi.org.

“The Fraternity is not only choosing Atlanta as its geographic location, but also considers this next chapter of the National Headquarters to serve all who visit a positive, impactful, and memorable experience,” Schaffer continued. “It will be more than our place of business. It will be Destination Theta Xi – a place for Brothers and friends to visit and explore.”

 

About Theta Xi: Theta Xi Fraternity was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York on April 29, 1864. The Fraternity services 75,000 members from 121 campuses; and provides support for 2,100 undergraduate men in 46 active chapters.

New HQ Address

260 Peachtree Street, Suite 900

Atlanta, GA 30303

 

 

 




  • Theta Xi Announces 2020-21 Award Winners

    Drum Roll Please…

    The Grand Lodge is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fraternity’s annual awards.  These awards were present to winners at the Leadership Summit on July 31 in St. Louis, Missouri.  National President Adam M. Schaffer presided over the ceremony.

    The awards program has existed in Theta Xi since the creation of the Memorial Trophy in 1939.  Since that time, Theta Xi has expanded the recognition program to include additional chapter-level awards, based on chapter performance on the Annual Report for Accreditation.

    Most notably, the men of Alpha Iota Chapter (Kansas State University) took home to the Memorial Trophy.  This is the 18th time that Alpha Iota has won the Memorial Trophy in their history.  This traveling plaque will be retired at Alpha Iota and a new trophy will be created for next year.

    Additionally, the Fraternity recognized several individual brothers for their outstanding service to Theta Xi over the 2020-2021 year. 

    Brother Tyler Lecher, Alpha Epsilon 1542 (Nebraska) received the Barry Breen Award for Most Outstanding Undergraduate, in recognition of his service to his chapter and campus community.

    Brother Craig Whitten, Alpha Zeta 658 (UCLA), was awarded the Dr. W. Turrentine “Turpie” Jackson Award for Outstanding Chapter Advisor.  Brother Whitten received this honor for the second year in a row for his service to the Beta Epsilon Chapter at  University of California, Davis.

    Brother Richard “Rick” Szoke, Alpha Psi 358 (Missouri S&T) was recognized for his service as Outstanding District Director for his role in risk prevention for the Southwest District.

    The Fraternity celebrates these brothers and all of our chapters for their outstanding work this year.  An unprecedented number of chapters — 24 to be exact — achieved All True Men status!

    Click here to view a full listing of all the 2020-2021 Theta Xi Awards.

    Pictured at left, the Brothers of Alpha Iota Chapter with their House Mother, Mama Rose.

    Pictured above are Brother Justin Jennings, Tyler Lechner, and Marlen Luff (top, left to right);

    and National President Adam Schaffer shakes hands with Brother Sam Luzzi from University of Rhode Island (bottom, left to right).