In January, 1983, Joeseph Marinello, Ken Borruso, and Tony DAdamo, began to start interest around the University to restart Theta Chi, and Greek Life at UHA. In February, 200 signatures of interested men were gathered, and presented to the university director of student housing. The Movie "Why Theta Chi" was shown on campus on March 20th, preceding the eventual re-chartering of Zeta Upsilon on March 23rd 1983.
Theta Chi became the first fraternity on campus, after winning by vote over Tau Kappa Epsilon, thus beginning its brotherhood. On April 13th the first elections were held, followed by the pinning of 12 men on May 1st.