On March 25, 2017, I officially became a sister of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. Founded on April 11, 1997, seven women worked diligently to bring a sorority that truly embodied multiculturalism to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I wasn't even born yet, but the founders of my organization were creating a space for me to thrive later in life at the University of Kentucky.
I was always interested in Greek life to some extent. In high school, my interest definitely grew because I was nearing the part of my life where I could join a sorority. I did a lot of research about so many different organizations but I didn't really know if it was the right fit for me. I was worried about not fitting in and I had read one too many traumatic hazing stories. I started to think that joining a sorority was no longer something I was interested in, or so I thought.
When I became a Wildcat in 2016 all of the thoughts I once had about joining came back. There were so many organizations at UK and I knew that it was definitely something I was still interested in. But the funny thing is, I was introduced to my sorority through my brother. He had pledged a fraternity five years earlier. He met a lot of people that way - including the women who started the UK chapter of my future sorority. He asked me if I had heard about them because he knew I really wanted to join a sorority. I decided to do some research and I fell in love.
A few months passed and my four-line sisters and I officially became beautiful butterflies of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. at UK. In the three years I've been in my organization I have grown so much. I've learned so much about myself and others. My sorority truly upholds its five tenets of sisterhood, scholarship, service, leadership, and most importantly multiculturalism.
We all look different, we all are different, but we celebrate those differences. I'm so happy that my brother opened up a door for me to meet the sisters I never had growing up. And I'm so excited to see what we are all going to do years from now, and how my sisters nationwide continue to change the world. So if you're wondering, yes, being in a multicultural sorority is just as amazing as you think it is.