KAPPA DELTA CHI SORORITY TAKES STAND AGAINST DISCRIMINATION, ANNOUNCES COMMITTEE FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

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Paula Arno Martinez, [email protected]
 
 
 

KAPPA DELTA CHI SORORITY TAKES STAND AGAINST DISCRIMINATION, ANNOUNCES COMMITTEE FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

LUBBOCK, Texas (May 6, 2018) – Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. has announced the creation of a new committee for diversity, equity and inclusion. Responding to larger trends in the country’s social environment, the organization aims to safeguard its sisterhood experience for all current and future members.

The organization is taking a stand against discrimination to provide the best space for its membership and hopes that others in the fraternity and sorority community will do the same.

Together, we can nurture a sisterhood of sisters supporting each other for generations to come,” said the founders of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority in a unified statement.

“We recognize that not all of our members feel supported and heard,” said Paula Arno Martinez, Alumna-at-Large for the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority national board of directors. “It is our intention to create an environment where all members feel safe and supported.”

The new committee will directly report to Arno Martinez – working to review, advise and coordinate diversity issues in ways that celebrate the differences throughout its membership and continue to build a welcoming environment for women from both mainstream and underrepresented communities.

“We are a sisterhood of women from diverse backgrounds who bring forth many different intersectionalities,” said Kappa Delta Chi Sorority National President Melanie Rodriguez. “I am excited about the ways that this committee will help us all support one another better and grow stronger within our sisterhood.”

Selected for their experience and demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; the committee will be tasked with developing strategic initiatives that create new conflict-management training, educational materials and programming for undergraduate chapters and alumnae members.

Latina-founded in Lubbock, Texas at Texas Tech University in 1987, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. has since grown to include nearly 5,500 sisters across 19 states – representing numerous cultures, ethnicities and religions throughout the United States.

A non-traditional sorority, Kappa Delta Chi strives to promote the values of unity, honesty, integrity and leadership among its members, helping to empower devoted leaders and civic stewards in their communities. Together, the national membership serves local U.S. communities annually with more than 40,000 hours of volunteerism.

For more information about Kappa Delta Chi Sorority’s ongoing efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the fraternity and sorority communities or to find out how you can be involved with the organization, please e-mail Paula Arno Martinez at [email protected].

 

  

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