On the sixth day of April 2003 two women, one in Texas, and the other in Tennessee, despite the distance between them, decided to create an organization. They worked long days and nights to form an organization that catered to Mothers' aspiring to improve themselves and their children. They wanted to design a sisterhood promoting self-improvement, community service, and higher education. They also wanted to create a sisterhood for women to express and share their joys and pains of motherhood, and cares and concerns for children and woman's health and rights issues. Sigma Beta Xi Sorority was created with all of these things in mind; and HerStory began.
The two founders, donned The Guiding J.E.W.E.L.S., laid the foundation for this illustrious organization. Guiding J.E.W.E.L. Kapreia Shairf and Guiding J.E.W.E.L. Karon Wisdom toiled long and hard researching Greek life, its origin and other organizations. They recruited a few friends to help the along the way, these two women, also revered the purpose for Sigma Beta Xi. They were donned The Sapphire J.E.W.E.L.S. With the assistance of these two intelligent and dedicated women, Sapphire J.E.W.E.L. Melanie McKinney and Shakira Wiley, Sigma Beta Xi Sorority was becoming a reality.