Beta Xi

University of Texas

1902

Historical facts: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  1. Kappa Kappa Gamma established its first southern chapter by granting a charter to Beta Xi Chapter on May 12, 1902. The petitioning group was made up of members of two local societies: Tri-Sigma and Delta Zeta (not affiliated with the national organizations). Pi Beta Phi was established on the campus in the same year.

  2. For more than three decades, Beta Xi had a special friend and supporter, a member of Gamma Lambda Chapter, Middlebury, who was the first assistant dean of women and then dean of students before her retirement. In October 1973, Beta Xi proudly presented her with her 50-year pin.

  3. It was with great pride that the 50th anniversary of Beta Xi was celebrated in May 1952 with a riverboat ride and a picnic at Green Shores. Kappas came from far and wide, and the occasion included a historical pageant and the presentation of fleur-de-lis pins to eight of the nine charter members. The chapter then celebrated its Centennial in grand style in 2002 with hundreds of members joining in the festivities.

Fun facts:

  1. When you step onto the lawn of the Kappa House on University Avenue, one is able to look south with a clear view of the Texas State Capitol and look north for a glorious view of the University of Texas Tower, two monumental structures that remind members of the incredible school and state community they are part of. 

  2. The chapter house is unique in the sense that it is one of only two sorority/fraternity houses located on campus.

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