Equity Standard

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.

Affinity Spaces

White pillar, which is the logo of the our space program.Our Space

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.