Phi Chi Theta (PCT) is a National Co-ed Professional Fraternity in Business and Economics. It was founded on June 16, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. Today, the Phi Chi Theta National Chapter is comprised of 41 Collegiate and Alumni Chapters with over 23,000 members across the country. Our chapter was founded in 2002 and has been the University of Michigan's top business fraternity ever since.
As a member of PCT, you will be provided with plentiful professional development resources and opportunities to help you reach your fullest potential. These include: an individual mentor to guide you through resume feedback, course selection, and recruitment; industry overviews by upperclassmen with experience in diverse career paths; company visits in Chicago and alumni networking; mock interviews and superdays; and a vast support system of PCT members.
PCT members often cite "the people" as what sets us apart—our family bonds are strengthened through the countless events and memories made each semester. These include membership and social events like tailgates, bowling, IM sports, ski trips, secret santa, karaoke, potlucks, and family wars, where members are grouped into sub-families by lineage and have friendly competitions such as scavenger hunts and family hangouts. With PCT, you always have a family on campus.
Philanthropy is an integral part of PCT: we constantly strive to give back to the broader Michigan community. Our annual 5K was started by a PCT member in 2015 to support an organization his family started in memory of his brother Matthew Bittker to support pediatric cancer research. We also choose several new causes to support each semester (i.e. Letters to Strangers, Habitat for Humanity, Gift of Life, Detroit Partnership Day).
DEI is of the utmost importance to us in maintaining an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. Our DEI directors work with a committee of members to plan events, create outreach efforts, lead formal and informal discussions, and develop new initiatives; we also recognize various cultural identities within the chapter by celebrating holidays and traditions.
As a member of PCT, personal growth occurs from the moment you are initiated as it is truly a learning experience, whether that be through professional events or personal interactions. Leadership roles are something members are encouraged to take on even as pledges and personal wellness is supported by wellness events put on by our wellness directors. Most of all, we pride ourselves in being the best business fraternity we can be, where members develop lifelong friendships that reach far beyond the scope of Michigan.