DEI IN OUR CHAPTERS

ALPHA CHI OMEGA

Legacy Policy: 

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Leadership:

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DEI Point of Contact: 

ALPHA DELTA PI

Legacy Policy: Unable to share

Recommendation Policy:

Leadership: Director of Inclusion (Executive Board position) & Inclusion Committee

Other Initiatives:

  • Q+A Safe Space Event at the beginning of the semester for new members

  • Education during recruitment training

  • Cultural Tea Tasting we are wanting to promote across all of Greek Life

DEI Point of Contact:  lotzmj@miamioh.edu  

ALPHA EPSILON PHI

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Leadership: Chair of Jewish Heritage

Other Initiatives:

  • Educating Members to Become Resourceful AEPhis Championing Equity (EMBRACE) trainings monthly about different marginalized groups

  • Emphasis on Jewish heritage of the organization

  • Constant values-based recruitment, all year long

DEI Point of Contact: bogomomb@miamioh.edu

ALPHA OMICRON PI

Legacy Policy: 

  • Chapters will not be required to invite legacies back to the first invitational round of primary recruitment.

  • Legacies who accept an invitation to the final preference party, like all PNMs who attend our preference party, must be placed on the chapter’s final bid list per the NPC Policy. This means that legacies do not have to be placed at the top of the bid list.

  • If a legacy is released, the Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) should contact the AOII relative via telephone or email as a courtesy to inform the AOII relative of the legacy’s release.

  • https://www.alphaomicronpi.org/experience-aoii/aoii-legacies/

Recommendation Policy: Recommendation letters are not required but still accepted

Leadership: Director of DEI

Other Initiatives: 

  • DEI Book Club

  • Chapter meetings with short DEI workshops

  • Reaching out to plan events with chapters in other councils

DEI Point of Contact: liseckcd@miamioh.edu

ALPHA PHI

Legacy Policy: Removed

Recommendation Policy: Welcomed, but not necessary (and play no effect on bids)

Leadership: Director of Diversity, Director of Community Engagement, and Director of Feeling Phi 

Other Initiatives:

  • Sexual assault prevention

  • DEI book club

  • Incorporating more DEI workshops

DEI Point of Contact: dunnin@miamioh.edu

ALPHA XI DELTA

Legacy Policy: Reviewing bylaws

Recommendation policy: Recommendation letters are not required but are still accepted

Leadership: Director for DE&I 

Other Initiatives:

  • Setting up DEI Committee in future

  • Being more inclusive with everyday language

  • Creating better relationships with NPHC and MGC

  • Finding a philanthropy that helps disadvantaged individuals to support

DEI Point of Contact: riveram5@miamioh.edu 

CHI OMEGA

Legacy Policy: https://www.chiomega.com/recommend-a-woman-for-recruitment#:~:text=Chi%20Omega%20defines%20a%20legacy,guarantee%20membership%20in%20Chi%20Omega

Recommendation policy: Recommendation letters are not required but are still accepted

Leadership: Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with DEI Committee

Other Initiatives:

  • DEI education through monthly newsletters

  • VBR training/workshops before recruitment

  • Cross-programming across Greek Life/DEI events with other chapters

  • Semesterly forum discussions about DEI-related topics (body image, socioeconomic status, sexual/gender identity and expression, etc.) voted on by chapter members

DEI Point of Contact: malone41@miamioh.edu

DELTA DELTA DELTA

Legacy Policy: "While we recognize and celebrate legacy relationships when family members join our sisterhood, Tri Delta does not give preferential treatment to those with family connections/legacies during the recruitment process." (https://www.tridelta.org/our-members/alumnae/references-and-referrals/ )

Recommendation Policy: "Tri Delta members may complete a reference form, which is an additional method for providing information to collegiate chapters on a potential new member. Submissions will be sent directly to the collegiate chapter. While references are no longer required for membership in Tri Delta, they do help to identify women who are interested in Tri Delta membership.Potential new members interested in joining a sorority can submit an information form to introduce themselves to the chapter. " (https://www.tridelta.org/write-a-reference/)

Leadership: DEI Chair, DEI Committee

Other Initiatives:

DEI Point of Contact: devictma@miamioh.edu

DELTA GAMMA

Legacy Policy: Removed/does not have a policy

Recommendation Policy: Recommendation letters are not required but are still accepted

Leadership: Director of DEI is part of JCMT (Junior Chapter Management Team) and working to make the position part of the main Executive Board

Other Initiatives:

  • Will plan Value-based recruitment (VBR) workshops before recruitment

  • DEI meetings are in the works to be mandatory

  • DEI fundraisers are considered part of philanthropy (example: Candy grams for Loveland Foundation, supporting women of color)

DEI Point of Contact: adkins15@miamioh.edu

DELTA ZETA

Legacy Policy: https://www.deltazeta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Legacy-Policy-2018.doc 

Recommendation Policy: Recommendation letters are not required but are still accepted

Leadership: DEI Office and a DEI Committee

Other Initiatives: 

  • DEI education and workshops throughout the year to educate our members about current events and history.

  • Monthly DEI-related newsletter

  • Weekly chapter discussions related to DEI

  • Values and Implicit Bias training before recruitment

DEI Point of Contact: josephba@miamioh.edu

GAMMA PHI BETA

Legacy Policy: Removed/does not have a policy

Recommendation: Reviewing bylaws and working with Nationals

Leadership: DEI Chairwoman, DEI Vice-Chairwoman, and a DEI committee

Other Initiatives:

  • Organizing three subcommittees in our bigger DEI committee

  • Further DEI education in our chapter with workshops

  • Work closely with our social media team to project DEI information to a larger population

DEI Point of Contact: scandaem@miamioh.edu

KAPPA ALPHA THETA

Legacy Policy: Kappa Alpha Theta has eliminated all preferential treatment given to legacies during the recruitment process.

Recommendation Policy: References are introductions; they are not required for Theta membership, and having a reference does not guarantee an invitation to the second recruitment round. You may submit a reference if you are an alumna member of the Fraternity or an active member of a chapter different than the one that a potential new member is seeking to join. Theta Nationals asks that all potential new member references be submitted using the online reference form. Again, recommendation letters are not required, but are still accepted!

Leadership: DEI Chairwoman on the Executive Board and DEI committee

Other Initiatives: 

  • Plan and executive events, speakers and tactics to broaden the chapter’s exposure to current events, topics and issues. 

  • Create presentations, newsletters, and plan guest speakers to foster a welcoming environment to further the chapter’s understanding of DEI topics, understandings, viewpoints, and concerns. 

DEI Point of Contact: mosbyma@miamioh.edu

KAPPA DELTA

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KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA

Legacy Policy: Removed/does not have a policy.

Recommendation Policy: Recommendation letters are not required but are still accepted

Leadership: DE&I Chairman on Chapter Council and DE&I Committee

Other Initiatives:

  • Setting up DEI sisterhood events to encourage more conversations around DEI topics within the chapter.

  • Incorporating mini DEI workshops and presentations into our chapters to expand the chapter's knowledge on important topics impacting our community and the world around us.

  • Utilizing our social media to educate members and highlight our values to a larger population.

DEI Point of Contact: knolljs2@miamioh.edu

PHI MU

Legacy Policy: Removed/does not have a policy

 

Recommendation Policy: Removed/does not have a policy  

Leadership: DEI Chair

Other Initiatives:

  • DEI educational workshops

  • Educational posts on our social media

  • DEI discussions with our chapter

DEI Point of Contact: phungk@miamioh.edu 

PHI SIGMA SIGMA

Legacy Policy: Removed/does not have a policy

Recommendation Policy: Recommendation letters are not required but are still accepted

Leadership: Our Iota Tau chapter at Miami University is serving as a trial run to have a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chairman on our executive board. We are hopeful that moving forward, Headquarters will think about permanently instituting this change across all chapters.

Other Initiatives:

  • Make Mom's Weekend and Dad's Weekend more inclusive to those who do not have maternal/paternal figures by changing the language and merchandise around the celebrations. 

  • Promote body inclusivity! We partnered with Hillel for a workshop on Diet Culture and also created infographics around the suite to promote body inclusivity.

  • Start using a whiteboard in chapter suite to showcase a variety of DEI topics and events.

DEI Point of Contact: handorav@miamioh.edu

ZETA TAU ALPHA

Legacy Policy: Removed/does not have a policy

Recommendation letters are not required but are still accepted

Leadership:  DEI chair is on executive council & DEI committee 

Other Initiatives:

  • Incorporating DEI into sisterhood events

  • Hoping to plan a philanthropy event in the fall with an NPHC sorority and Multicultural council chapters

  • Expanding our definition of DEI to apply to disability rights

DEI Point of Contact: sanforce@miamioh.edu