The Kappa Chapter of Theta Xi was founded in 1907 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. Kappa Chapter is a small chapter consisting of approximately 20 members who are devoted to achieving excellence in their studies. The brotherhood of Kappa chapter also focuses upon creating a relaxed and enjoyable environment in which they can spend their time.
In 1864 Theta Xi was originally founded as an engineering fraternity at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first professional fraternity. In 1926 it became a general fraternity open to members of all majors.