Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Tri Delta is devoted to promoting an inclusive and socially aware environment, where all members feel safe, included, represented, and heard. Our chapter is dedicated to not only discussing diversity, but wholly integrating it into everything that we do.
Tri Delta was nationally founded on the belief that we should be "kind alike to all and think more of the woman's inner self and character than of her personal appearance." Our chapter works to uphold this founding motto and values the individuality of each of our sisters. We recognize the importance of speaking out against injustice and inequality around the world, in our country, and within our own community. We’re committed to facilitating and participating in these conversations, as well as continuing to educate ourselves.
The Delta Lambda chapter is proud to have incorporated a Diversity and Inclusion Chair into our officer structure as of August 2019, as we recognized the necessity of this role within our house. This position aids in distributing resources and information to its members as well as actively serving as an unbiased consultant on social, cultural, and political issues. We encourage our members to continue to educate themselves on issues of social justice and have also helped to facilitate this learning process. Some topics we have had discussions and presentations on include: implicit biases, microaggressions, inclusivity, white privilege, cultural appropriation, accessibility, systemic racism in Greek life, and the impact of socioeconomic status.
In light of the civil unrest of 2020 with many protesting police brutality and racial injustice, we recognized our capacity to help. Our chapter organized a fundraiser and was able to raise $2,400 to support systemic change in our society. This money was divided evenly between Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc. and The Bail Project, $1,200 to each organization.
As an organization, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage our members to continue to act bravely, boldly, and kindly always, constantly growing and uplifting one another in the face of injustice around us.