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Nu Xi
For Immediate Release
August 4th, 2017

Sorority Founded in Chapel Hill 20 Years Ago Returns To Celebrate Annual National
Convention at Home

Chapel Hill, NC -- Today, as the organization continues its 20th anniversary celebration,
members of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. will be arriving in Chapel Hill, NC for the
annual National Convention. Transcending As : Celebrating 20 Years of Diversity, will take
place from Friday, August 4th to Sunday, August 6th, and will feature workshops, discussions,
business sessions, and social events. The weekend will give members an opportunity to bond
and forge new relationships, participate in leadership and professional development, give back
to the local community via service at the Ronald McDonald House, hear a presentation from a
representative of the organizations new national philanthropy, Girl Up, and be recognized for
their individual and chapter accomplishments during the annual Butterfly Banquet and Awards

To kick off the three day event, Graduate, Alumnae and Professional members will gather at
the annual GAP Lavender Luncheon on Friday August 4th to celebrate the Sororitys
innovative and vibrant GAP program. Later, attendees will be treated to one of the
Conventions most anticipated events: a Town Hall Meeting with the Sororitys Founding
Monarchs. Delegates from all chapters will also begin tending to business in the afternoon,
listening to a Year in Review from the National President on behalf of the National Board of
Directors, and legislation.

This years service project will be in collaboration with the Ronald McDonald House. On Friday
sisters will have an opportunity to volunteer there, delivering items and monetary
contributions collected via donations. During this time, another group will participate in a tour
of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The day will conclude with a sisterhood social, where sisters
will get in the 90s spirit with an assortment of throwback activities like board games, a
Nintendo 64, and a paraphernalia swap.

We couldnt be more excited to come home to Chapel Hill this year as we celebrate our 20th
anniversary, said Edith Rodriguez, National President of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority,
Inc. Every year sisters gather at our Convention for a chance to explore what it means to be
in our sisterhood, and this year we get to also reminisce about our beginnings and look
forward to our organizations incredible potential. Weve worked hard to balance the business
and fun this year, and hope our members will take full advantage of that.

Sisters designated as chapter delegates will spend much of Saturday, August 5th in business
meetings discussing and voting on crucial legislation pertaining to the organization.
Meanwhile, attendees will concentrate on leadership and professional development via
different program tracks, including Mindfulness & Health, Processes & Traditions, Career,
and Social Justice.
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Attendees will enjoy a presentation from the organizations National Philanthropy, Girl Up,
who will show members how to help advance Girl Ups mission by fundraising, advocating,
raising awareness, and giving back locally with Theta Nu Xis national Director of Philanthropy
& Fundraising, Tristan Bailey.

Girl Up positions girl leaders around the world to be changemakers in their communities, and
aligns perfectly with Theta Nu Xis mission of service, sisterhood, leadership, and
multiculturalism. Weve been thrilled with the impact of our partnership over the past year,
with Theta Nu Xi chapters helping Girl Up reach more than 55,000 girls globally. I am eager to
attend my first National Convention in person and see this passion in action, said Julie Willig,
Girl Up Campaign Manager.

On Saturday at the annual Butterfly Banquet and Awards Ceremony, attendees will enjoy a
keynote address by Soror Cori Ahrens, a healthcare marketing professional whos been an
integral member of Theta Nu Xi since its earliest years, serving in numerous roles at both the
chapter and national levels including being our first National President, and helping to
establish the GAP program, the GAP intake process, and one of the first GAP chapters -- the
Xi Gamma chapter in the DC metro area. Soror Ahrens, who became a member in the Spring
of 1998 as part of the Alpha chapters first line, will reflect upon the Sororitys theme for the
past year, celebrating our 20 years of diversity, highlighting our greatest memories, and
looking forward to our organizations future.

Sisters and chapters will be recognized for their contributions to and leadership within the
Sorority and their communities during the awards portion of the Banquet. Awards will
recognize chapter advisors, service contributions, programming excellence, and lifetime
leadership. Lastly, newly-elected National Board members and the location for the 2018
Annual Convention will be announced. Attendees will then dance the night away at the official
90s-themed After Party, in honor of the Sororitys founding in 1997.

Click here for a full schedule of events, descriptions of programs, and speakers biographies.

For more information or to speak to a representative of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural

Sorority, Inc., please contact Tanya Arditi Saavedra at


Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. was founded on April 11, 1997, at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a 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. To learn more about Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority,
Inc., visit

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