The mission of Sacred Purpose is to protect our brothers, and the broader campus community, by providing health and safety education. Every chapter’s Vice President of Health and Safety (VPHS) oversees the Sacred Purpose program with the assistance of a Health and Safety Adviser. There are seven Sacred Purpose topics and every chapter should host one event or guest speaker per topic for a total of seven events. Two of those events should be open to the entire campus community. The seven topics are:

  1. Drug Use/Abuse
  2. Fire-Life Safety
  3. Hazing Prevention
  4. Recognizing Depression and Getting Help
  5. Responsible Use of Alcohol
  6. Sexual Assault Prevention
  7. Suicide Prevention/Intervention

To reward chapters that are making a difference in the community, Theta Chi Fraternity will provide a $10 per-man discount on chapter dues paid to International Headquarters. To qualify, your chapter must host events for all seven topics (including two that are open to the entire campus community) and have a recognized Health and Safety Adviser. Your VPHS must submit an Event Form after each event to be approved by Theta Chi’s Director of Educational Programming. You can submit that form by clicking “Sacred Purpose Single Event Form” in the red box to the right.

Here is a brief introduction to Sacred Purpose:

From the Blog

You Will Be Found

Dear Sacred Purpose Readers,

Today is going to be a good day and here’s why: because today you are here, and that’s enough.

As I sat in the Music Box Theatre in Manhattan, with my best friend and fraternity brother, I began to see myself in a character named Evan. Honestly, I began to see myself in multiple characters that evening. I will admit here and now I cried. I cried a lot. Catharsis is a remarkable feeling, but sorrow is too. I wept for my own thoughts of “not being enough” and for friends whom I watched “disappear” through mental illness and suicide. Witnessing a single performance brought out all those feelings and it was overwhelming.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there is one death by suicide every 12.3 minutes. Suicide among males is four times higher than females, and the prevalence of suicidal thoughts, […]

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Resources

When you’re attempting to better yourself and your fellow brothers, you need all the help you can get. From useful tools and insightful articles to inspiring studies and official documents, we’ve collected everything that will help you live out your Sacred Purpose.

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