The Truth Behind the Theta Chi Symbol

The Truth Behind the Theta Chi Symbol

The Truth Behind the Theta Chi Symbol



Theta Chi’s symbol is the rattlesnake, commonly seen in pictures with the sword. Although there is no specific explanation of the symbols of Theta Chi, it is easy to make assumptions about what these symbols mean. Snakes often represent rebirth due to their ability to shed their skin. Rattlesnakes are viewed as powerful creatures who know their worth and will let you know when you are crossing boundaries. These same principles can be traced back to Theta Chi, which prioritizes a brotherhood of strength and prosperity. Additionally, when a man joins Theta Chi, it is to better himself and “rebirth” like the shedding of snakeskin. 


The two swords of Theta Chi’s symbol represent their strength as a group and fraternity. One sword by itself could represent strength as an individual, but by including the second sword, their symbol is pushed to represent the power of a group or fraternity. Double-edged swords like the one above also have a biblical meaning, representing the connection between the soul and spirit.

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