As is reflective of the University population, the fraternity/sorority community is comprised of individuals representing a variety of heritages, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives as well as of individual organizations with unique histories and missions. As our campus becomes more diverse, it is essential that the Fraternity/Sorority community honors and maintains an inclusive atmosphere. Chapters are encouraged to partner across councils to host events together that allow members to get to know members in other councils/chapters so that all community members better understand the unique array of chapters at Oregon State University.
Chapters are required to:
1. Adopt and follow the nondiscrimination policies put forth by inter/national affiliate organizations and Oregon State University.
2. Include education on the various types of fraternities, sororities and governing councils in the chapter’s new member education process.
3. Host a program or workshop in the academic year which focuses on diversity and inclusion for the chapter or community where 80% or more of chapter membership attends.
4. Actively discourage cultural appropriative activities and practices and hold members accountable who engage in cultural appropriation.
Oregon State University will provide the following support:
1. Offer access to ongoing diversity education and programming through the efforts of Diversity & Cultural Engagement, the Office of Institutional Diversity, University Housing & Dining Services, Equal Opportunity & Access, and other service areas.
2. Assistance with the development of diversity and inclusion programming through partnership with Diversity & Cultural Engagement.
Chapters interested in having a workshop for their chapter can contact the office of Diversity & Cultural Engagement below:
3. GDI Cultural Competency Training