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 42 undergraduate chapters and more than 28 graduate, alumnae, and professional chapters across the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black, Lavender, Carolina Blue
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Sterling Silver Rose
Sisters of diversity, together as ONE!
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.
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