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The Unicorn



The official magazine of the Fraternity is The Unicorn of Theta Xi. Originally called The Theta Xi Quarterly, it was first published in 1892 by Charles W. Hoyt, Beta 166, in New Haven, Connecticut. Brother Hoyt edited early volumes of The Quarterly while an undergraduate member of the Beta Chapter at Yale. He had long felt a need for something that would keep the alumni in touch with one another, their chapters, and the Fraternity. After his return from the 28th Annual Convention, which was held in Boston in 1892, he announced that he would immediately release the initial issue. He was so enthusiastic for the magazine and so confident of its success that he assumed full financial responsibilities for its early issues.

Charles W. Hoyt continued as editor until 1896, when he was succeeded by his brother, Samuel E. Hoyt, Beta 213, who was then an undergraduate at Yale. In 1902, Alpha Chapter assumed responsibility for the publication of The Quarterly. The first copy released under the Grand Lodge made its appearence in 1908, when Frank R. Lanagan, Alpha 196, who had been elected secretary, assumed responsibility of editor. From time to time, the magazine has been edited by the National Secretary (currently the Executive Director). Since 1924, the magazine has been published at the Fraternity Headquarters in St. Louis. The name of the magazine was changed from The Theta Xi Quarterly to The Unicorn of Theta Xi in 1928. The Unicorn contains news on individual chapters, special alumni, Fraternity and interfraternity events, conferences and issues, chapter address listings, alumni contributions, and obitualries.

Make sure your chapter is featured in The Unicorn! Send Chapter News, articles, copies of your chapter and alumni newsletters to:

Bob Davidge
Upsilon 388, Univ. of Washington in Seattle
[email protected]
16405 SE 16th Street
Bellevue, WA 98154
206-233-0403
FAX 206-233-0407

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