Eta Xi was chartered in 1990, initiating 62 collegians. The chapter began as an Alpha Delta Pi colony in 1989 in the midst of Hurricane Hugo and immediately became active on campus and began volunteering and fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House. In 1991, the chapter initiated two descendants of founder Ella Pierce Turner. The two distant cousins, JoAnne Phillips and Margaret Davis, discovered they were related during an Alpha Education Session. Eta Xi, along with the other sororities on campus, meets in a chapter room in the Panhellenic House. The group has continuously been awarded the scholarship cup for having the highest GPA on campus. And in 1999, Eta Xi won the Golden Lion Award, making them the youngest chapter ever to receive the award. They also won in 2001 and 2007.