In the Spring of 1996, Founding Monarch Melissa Jo Murchison-Blake was in search of sisterhood. She wanted to be part of a family that openly embraced all women and crossed cultural boundaries. As a bi-racial woman, she did not want to choose between historically Caucasian or African-American sororities. Founding Monarch Murchison-Blake felt that if she could choose one, she would deny half of her heritage.
Still wanting to be part of a strong sisterhood, Founding Monarch Murchison-Blake recruited six other women to join hands in her quest to found Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority. At first, the Founding Monarchs were discouraged from fulfilling their vision. The Director of Greek Affairs advised them to consider joining an existing organization, expressing his concern that a new Greek organization, based on the principle of multiculturalism, would not survive at UNC-Chapel Hill. However, the Founding Monarchs believed there was a need for such a sisterhood. their efforts set the stage for Theta Nu Xis presence in the Greek, non-Greek, and surrounding communities.
After much work and dedication, the Founding Monarchs built the foundation for Theta Nu Xi. Finally, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officially recognized Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority as the Alpha Chapter on April 11, 1997. With the collaborative efforts of the Founding Monarchs and the Sisters of Spring 1998, the organization grew beyond our expectations. The Sorority incorporated on April 29, 1999, and with the participation of the Alpha Chapter and Beta and Gamma Colonies, the National Organization was founded at the first annual National Convention on August 21, 1999.
To promote leadership, multiculturalism and self-improvement through academic excellence, involvement in and service to the campus and community, as well as being living examples of sisterhood across different races, cultures, religions, backgrounds and lifestyles.
Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, Leadership, Multiculturalism
Sisters of diversity together as ONE!
Theta Nu Xi is proud to support the efforts of Girls for a Change (GFC), a non-profit organization that empowers girls to create social change in their communities by designing, funding, and implementing projects that tackle issues they face in their neighborhoods. Just as Theta Nu Xi challenges its members to transcend traditional boundaries and to strive for social justice, GFC inspires girls to have the voice, ability, and problem solving capacity to speak up, be decision makers, create visionary change, and to realize their full potential.
GREEK LETTERS & COLORS
Lavender, Carolina Blue, and Black are the official colors of Theta Nu Xi.
The Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
The Sterling Silver Rose
The Sorority’s shield, created by the Founding Monarchs, has special significance for members of Theta Nu Xi. A replica of the shield has been made into a pin that is only to be worn by initiated members of the Sorority.