Theta Chi UMD: Gentlemen Leading Change


Founder's Day 2019

Sunday February 24, 2019

The 90th Gala for Theta Chi's Founder's Day is quickly approaching on April 6th. The 90th Gala will be held from 6:00Pm to 10:00PM. Festivities will start at 6:00PM at the Theta Chi Chapter house where we will showcase all of the new improvements in preserving our legacy. We will be unveiling our new memorial sidewalk. At 7:00PM, we move to the Terrapin's Turf for a private celebration of our brotherhood journey.

Leading up to this event (and beyond), we are offering the opportunity to our brothers to purchase engraved brick(s) to be permanently placed in our walkway with the name and the year that they entered into our brotherhood. The cost structure for the bricks and the Gala attendance are as follow:

* $350- Includes a personalized brick, Life (voting) membership in the Alumni Association, and free crab feasts for the life of the brother.

* $150 - Includes a personalized brick, a one year (voting) membership in the Alumni Association, and one free crab feast for the brother (for 2019).

* $100 - The sponsor of any additional bricks for brothers who have passed or whom you wish to personally recognize (must accompany one of the above options).

*$50 - Includes a ticket for two to the event (includes, heavy hors d'oeuvres, music and dancing, silent auction, and cash bar) . The silent auction includes: 1 week vacation package in the Deep Creek Lake area, sports tickets, fishing trips on the Chesapeake Bay, hunting excursions, exclusive Alpha Psi memorabilia, dinners for two....and the list is growing rapidly as in-kind are rolling in.

*$25 - Includes a ticket for one to the event and ALL the fun that comes with it!.

Please make your brick and attendance reservations by paying via credit card through this site. Send an email to with the details of how you want the name (and initiation year) to appear on your personal brick(s).

We look forward to seeing you on April 6th!

Founder's Day 2017

Sunday April 2, 2017

Saturday April 8, 2017 5:30 - 9:00 PM
We are happy to invite all alumni and brothers to this year's Founder's Day celebration! The brotherhood has made great strides these past few years and we are excited to have many of you come back to celebrate with us. We have a chapter that we can be very proud of, with nearly 80 brothers, a full house, and a current pledge class of 19!

This year's Founder's day will include food and the presentation of awards to brothers and alumni. IN ADDITION, we are proud to announce that we will be unveiling a new alumni room, which will be dedicated to Bill Van Dyke and the 40 years of service that he has given back to Theta Chi.

After the presentation of awards and the dedication of the new bar room, we have rented out the loft at Cornerstone from 7-9 (previously known as "The Vous"). The Cornerstone part of the event will be catered and will include a bar tab for the alumni.

We are excited to host you this year!

Bar Room Fundraiser for Founder's Day

Sunday February 26, 2017

ATTENTION ALL ALUMNI: We are renovating the bar room in the basement and dedicating it in honor of Bill Van Dyke. As many of you know, Bill Van Dyke has given over 40+ years of service to this fraternity and without him, the chapter would not be where it is today. The undergraduate brothers of Theta Chi, Alpha Psi thank you for any amount that you can provide. We hope to see you all at this year's Founder's Day!

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2017 Executive Board

Sunday December 4, 2016

Congratulations to our newly elected Executive Board!
President: Marshall Kayda
Vice President: Joshua Maze
VP, Health and Safety: Victor Torres
Treasurer: Seth Tawes
Secretary: Kyle Campbell
Recruitment Chair: Steve Massouras
New Member Educator: Dan Frazier
Standards Chair: Michael Golden
Scholarship Chair: Noah Jarrah
Alumni Relations Chair: Rob Tobia
House Manager: Mike Strother
Social Chair: KJ Ragab
Chaplain: Pat Riorda

Brother of the Week Archive

Bill Van Dyke

April 9, 2017

Congratulations to Bill "Slo" Van Dyke! He is this week's Brother of the Week for the 40 years of dedication and service that he has given back to the Alpha Psi Chapter! Thank you Bill for all that you do!

Daniel Frazier, New Member Educator

April 2, 2017

Congratulations to Brother Daniel Frazier! He successfully oversaw the new member education program and is this week's Brother of the Week!

Luis Arrazola, Fundraising Chair

Feb. 19, 2017

Congratulations to Brother Luis Arrázola for being this week's Brother of the Week! He earned this award for his hard work raising money for the USO and our chapter!

Seth Tawes, Treasurer

Feb. 12, 2017

Congratulations to Brother Seth Tawes! He is this week's Brother of the Week!

Steve Massouras, Recruitment Chair

Feb. 5, 2017

Congratulations to Brother Steve Massouras! He recruited a 21 person pledge class and is this week's Brother of the Week!