LEAVING OUR LEGACY

Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. holds firm to the mission and values on which we were founded, with an eye to our continued growth and success in the future. Our chapters are thriving on campuses and in communities across the country, and they often receive recognition for outstanding members, programs, and service to their communities. Each year, our chapters grant thousands of dollars in scholarships and philanthropic giving and provide thousands of more hours of service to causes as diverse as our membership. Leadership continues to be a way of life for our members, who can be found in professions ranging from law, medicine, and education, to entertainment, theology, and technology. Today, Theta Nu Xi has more than 2,000 initiated members, with over 40 undergraduate chapters and more than 30 graduate, alumnae, and professional chapters across the United States.

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • To incorporate separate cultures into one life.

  • To build self-esteem through sisterhood.

  • To participate in service activities, especially those concerning diversity in the community.

  • To encourage academic excellence and overall self-improvement.

  • To promote unity among Greek organizations.

Swallowtail Butterfly

SHIELD

Created by the Founding Monarchs, our shield 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.

LINE NAMES & NUMBERS

Each member has a line name and line number. Each group of new members initiated together within a chapter also has a collective line name that represents the group. These names are unique to each member and each line, and they hold special meaning for our members. The significance of the names and numbers are personal and private, only to be shared amongst members of the Sorority.

EMERGENCE

An emergence is the public presentation of a chapter’s newest initiates. It is a celebration of the new members, the Sorority, and chapter history, and it also highlights the individual personality of each line. Most often, though not always, our chapters choose a performance format to present their new members to campus, friends, and their families.

OFFICIAL COLORS

Black, Lavender, Carolina Blue

SYMBOL

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

FLOWER

Sterling Silver Rose

MOTTO

Sisters of diversity, together as ONE!

 

TENETS

Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, Leadership, Multiculturalism

WHAT MULTICULTURALISM MEANS TO US

Multiculturalism is the belief that there is inherent value in discovering, understanding, and appreciating all the ways in which people are different from each other.

 

While part of the Founders’ vision was to create a sisterhood that physically transcended societal boundaries such as race, religion, culture, and class, their primary goal was to bring together womxn who believe in the ideal of multiculturalism and want to promote multiculturalism in their everyday lives.

While Greek organizations are and continue to grow more diverse, our Sorority explicitly seeks members with multicultural ideals and interests; we seek to use our Sorority as a vehicle to educate the surrounding campus and community on issues of diversity. We recognize that diversity is not limited to race, and we are proud to have achieved a sisterhood that is not only diverse with respect to race, but ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and political ideology as well.

TRADITIONS

THE THETA WOMAN

Loyal to the cocoon 
From where she comes 
The Theta Woman rises out of a lavender dawn 
To proudly bridge the gaps in her world 
With her butterfly wings 
 
With honesty and courage 
She lives and loves without conditions 
Surrendering to her beauty and power 
She gives and receives freely 
Remembering her vision, her purpose, her heart 


Creator of her own definition 
She inspires those around her 
To be proud and selfless 
To give unselfishly over and over again 


Loving herself as she loves others 
The butterfly transcends 
Taking others with her in her flight 
 
- Soror Ayodele Carroo, Alpha Chapter, Spring 1998