In the Fall of 1998, through a mutual friend, Founding Sisters Kelly Miller and Holly Woodard were introduced to Anna Lamadrid, Dean of Intake at UNC Chapel Hill, Alpha Chapter. After several meetings with the sisters of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Kelly Miller and Holly Woodard were encouraged to recruit additional women on campus to join them in their endeavor to establish a multicultural organization at NC State University.
At this time, Holly and Kelly persuaded a close friend, Founding Sister Grace Kim, to join them in their quest to form a multicultural sisterhood. Wanting to establish an organization that would appreciate and celebrate differences, these three young women began researching N.C. State's diversity and multicultural opportunities and how Theta Nu Xi could play an intricate role in unifying their campus while furthering the academic, social, professional, and humanitarian interests of undergraduate women.
In January 1999, two additional women who embodied the spirit and beliefs of this organization, Founding Sisters Saletta Dunbar and Lisa Navy, joined the search for sisterhood. These five women embarked on a mission to diversify their campus, to be open-minded supporters of women, and to spread the ideals of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority.
On March 31, 1999, the Beta Chapter of Theta Nu Xi was founded at North Carolina State University. 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.
Chapter Motto ©
Sisters in Joy
Sisters in Sorrow
Sisters Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow
Strong, Determined, Spirited, and Unshaken
Through our Differences, we find Commonalitites
Through our Weakness', we find Strength
From Black Women to White Women,
Reach deep within
As we build our Sacred Trust
We are SISTERS BENEATH THE SKIN!
(From the book Divided Sisters: Bridging the Gap Between White Women and Black Women by Midge Wilson & Kathy Russell. Motto adopted by the Beta Chapter Founders.)