We commit to diversity, inclusion, and access while working to deconstruct systems of power and privilege in our organizations and community. Our members develop skills, knowledge, and understanding to:
- Demonstrate cultural humility
- Value and respect diverse and intersectional experiences
- Become aware of implicit bias and privilege
- Take action to create change
Minimum Expectations for the Equity Standard
Each fraternity and sorority must complete the following on an annual basis to achieve at least a “minimum” outcome for this standard of the Expectations for Excellence:
- The organization holds one conversation or program related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- The organization identifies at least one initiative to celebrate, support, or explore the experiences of BIPOC students and/or other minoritized groups (ex. LGBTQ+ members, international support) in the chapter. They can explain why they selected that initiative and how it enhances the chapter’s work in equity.
- The organization has policies/bylaws in place to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion. These policies include a process for addressing incidents of bias.
- If the chapter was involved in any bias-related incidents processed through the university (ex. a student filed a bias-related incident report for the chapter), the chapter describes its investigation and follow-through of that report regardless of the university’s finding.
Our Space was formed in fall 2020 as a discussion space for AALANA members of sororities and fraternities to address discrimination and racial issues in our organizations.