Theta Nu Xi flyer, 2006
In the spring of 1996 Melissa Jo Murchison-Blake founded the multicultural sorority Theta Nu Xi. Muchison-Blake wanted to celebrate her biracial heritage without choosing between the only options, a historically white or Black sorority. Muchison-Blake recruited six other women who shared her vision to form Theta Nu Xi. Despite initial pushback from the Office of Greek Affairs, the University officially recognized the organization in 1997. Theta Nu Xi has since grown exponentially, and today has over 60 chapters nationwide.