Diversity and Inclusion
The past few years have been a time of deep reflection for the members of our chapter. As we reflect on the history of Greek life, we understand and are deeply committed to the necessity of getting better. Consequently, our chapter has prioritized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming, as well as the allocation of resources to marginalized groups. Click here to view our 2020 action plan to make the Lafayette community and the Greek system a more diverse, inclusive place. Those steps have been only one facet in our journey of improving, and we can not wait to continue to extend our community to people of all backgrounds. Below is a note from our current Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion chair.
A Note from Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair
Our goal is to educate and inform our chapter members of relevant social justice issues so we can learn, support and do better. For the upcoming semester, our chapter will be 100% SafeZone certified, which involves the completion of a four-hour long training session on how to be better allies for all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Once again, our chapter is planning on partnering with Lafayette organization, One Love, in early February to learn how to recognize abusive behaviors within romantic relationships. In continuation of last year, we are very excited to work with Lafayette OUT, a club promoting LGBTQIA+ education, safe environments and more. Last year, Kappa was proud to have been the first Greek Life Org to partner with OUT, participating in a joint fundraiser on Transgender Day of Visibility for the Trans Equity Project of Easton. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership for the years to come. As we have done in the past, Kappa will recognize and celebrate Black History Month throughout February, by facilitating discussions around films centered in Black History, stories and figures.
For the upcoming semesters, Kappa will continue its micro-aggression and bias training. Continuing, we are very eager in collaborating Kappa Kappa Gamma with other Lafayette organizations including Lafayette for Reproductive Justice (LRAJE), Pards Against Sexual Assault, and Dear Lafayette. Kappa Kappa Gamma's mission is to promote more Panhellenic inclusivity and arrange more workshops with the Office of Intercultural Development at Lafayette.