LEADDD Now: Tri Delta's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Listen to the podcast and watch more LEADDD Now: Conversations on Racism here.


Listen to the podcast and watch more LEADDD Now: Conversations on Racism here.

LEADDD Now progress continues with newly appointed board members. Read more.

Our Commitment

Create an equitable and inclusive lifetime membership experience for Tri Delta's Black, Indigenous and Sisters of Color by identifying and dismantling systemic racism; promoting education, understanding and healing; and fighting for equality and justice.

  • We will uphold our values, virtues and Purpose in all work related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • We will remain brave, bold and kind alike to all as we approach this work with humility and steadfast love.
  • We will act with accountability and provide transparency to our members

Completed

  • Introduce LEADDD Now Business Resolution for consideration and adoption at Tri Delta's 59th Biennial Convention.
    UPDATE: The Business Resolution was adopted by the Convention body on Saturday, July 11.
  • Introduce Amendments to the Bylaws of Delta Delta Delta to expand the size of the Executive Board by two Directors effective August 1, 2020. The Leadership Development Committee will identify and recommend Black, Indigenous and Sisters of Color to fill the new Director roles.
    UPDATE: The Convention body voted to approve the Amendments to the Bylaws of Delta Delta Delta. On Monday, August 3, 2020, Tri Delta announced its new 7-person Executive Board including two Sisters of Color, Emily Greer, Rhodes, and Tycely Williams, Wake Forest. Read more.

In Progress

  • Conduct an organization-wide diversity audit with an outside consultant to further inform the LEADDD Now plan.
  • UPDATE:  We are seeking competitive proposals from consultants experienced in DEI to conduct a comprehensive enterprise audit and provide specific recommendations to guide our work in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, and further inform the LEADDD Now plan. The request for proposals (RFP) was distributed to potential partners on Sept. 1, with a submission deadline of Sept. 23.
  • Review Tri Delta's Obligations of Membership to ensure equity and inclusion for all members, notably our Black, Indigenous and Sisters of Color.
  • Conduct a marketing and messaging audit to ensure equity and inclusion across all of Tri Delta's media and digital platforms.
  • Review and formalize our Extension Philosophy for chapters at colleges and universities with more diverse student populations.
  • Continue work on expanding pathways to membership including alumnae initiation and the possibility of extension at community colleges.
  • Establish mechanisms for members to share ideas and perspectives.
  • Create a new national volunteer and chapter officer structure to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and initiatives.

Completed

  • Incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion content into the LEADDD Online event on July 10, 2020.
    UPDATE: LEADDD included important conversations on racism featuring Tri Delta's first Black member, Dr. Diane Petersen, Ohio Wesleyan, and two young alumnae, Lexi Leggs, Millikin, and Sabur Woldu, Texas/Dallas. Watch here and here.

In Progress

  • Conduct listening sessions to gain insight and perspective from Black, Indigenous and Sisters of Color.
  • Partner with Tri Delta's Foundation to develop diversity, equity and inclusion educational programming for collegiate and alumnae chapters.
  • Stream a series of LEADDD Now conversations with Black, Indigenous and Sisters of Color for the purpose of amplifying their voices and sharing their perspective broadly with our membership.
  • UPDATE: Watch past LEADDD Now: Conversations of Racism HERE.
  • Incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion courses into Tri Delta's new online learning platform, LEADDDer.org in August 2020.
  • Establish affinity groups for Black, Indigenous and Sisters of Color on social media and CONNECTDDD.
  • Continue to reflect on and refine Tri Delta's non-discrimination policy and key organization philosophies.
  • Incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion education into national volunteer training.
  • ONGOING: DEI training is being incorporated into volunteer training starting with our newly elected boards and soon to be appointed committee chairs.  
  • Continue to invest in Mental Health education and programming with an emphasis on supporting our Black, Indigenous and Sisters of Color.
  • ONGOING: The Behind Happy Faces mental health program was updated to be available to chapters virtually during this time of social distancing on our online learning platform LEADDDer.org, that supports all members.      

In Progress

  • Establish campus partnerships with Black student, NPHC and multi-cultural organizations to create safe spaces to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and provide campus or community service.
  • Develop a diversity, equity and inclusion educational program customized for sorority women that can be shared with NPC sister organizations.
  • Partner with our host institutions to provide broad-based diversity, equity and inclusion education.
  • Partner with Tri Delta's Foundation to explore opportunities specifically aimed at supporting individual Black, Indigenous and Sisters of Color across the Foundation's key service areas - academic scholarships and needs-based assistance.
  • Define accountability around these efforts, measure progress and report regularly to Tri Delta's membership.
  • Support and engage actively in National Panhellenic Conference efforts and initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion, specifically in the areas of recruitment and extension.
  • UPDATE: Krystal Clark, Maryland, has been named the chair of the National Panhellenic Conference's (NPC) new Access and Equity Advisory Committee. This 14-member group has been formed to provide recommendations and guidance to the NPC Board of Directors about how to eliminate the structural and systemic barriers blocking women from access to the sorority experience.


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Questions or feedback? Email inclusion@trideltaeo.org.
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