Kappa Delta National Non-Discrimination Statement
“Kappa Delta Sorority does not tolerate any form of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religious affiliation, disability, veteran status, national origin or sexual orientation. We consider for membership all who self-identify as women and who meet our high standards in the areas of character, academics and leadership potential. Kappa Delta seeks to create inclusive and equitable environments and experiences for our members, potential new members and communities.”
Message from VP of Inclusion
Hi everyone!! My name is Kaela Albury and I am currently serving as the Vice President of Inclusion. We wanted to put together this page so that PNMs could see that they are not alone in their struggles or concerns related to DE&I topics. Recruitment can be an overwhelming time for everyone and we hope that you find a home where you feel loved, supported, and are able to be your true self.
The Beta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta strives every day to create a more inclusive environment within Greek Life at the University of Florida. Through education and conversation, our chapter works to create contagious change influencing those in and outside of Kappa Delta. As a minority, the DEI portion of this position holds a very special place in my heart because it allows my team and me to deliver information that encourages learning about the lives and cultures of those who are different from us.
FROM OUR Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Hi my name is Ariana Mendoza and I am this year’s Director of Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion! I am so incredibly happy to hold this position and promote
DEI throughout our chapter. I want everyone to know that Kappa Delta- Beta Pi
values diversity and inclusion as core principles that guide everything we do.
Here at KD we believe that our differences make us stronger, and that we all
have a role to play in creating a welcoming and supportive environment for each
and everyone of our members. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
is reflected in our policies and practices. We strive to create a safe and inclusive
space where everyone feels respected, supported, and valued. We recognize
that being successful at upholding DEI efforts means always walking down a
path of growth and improvement. We are committed to continually learning,
listening, and evolving as a chapter. As a member of Kappa Delta, you will have
the opportunity to contribute to our efforts to promote DEI. We encourage all our
members to participate in our events and initiatives, to share their ideas and
feedback, and to work together with us to create a more just and fair
environment. We look forward to continuing our DEI journey and striving for that
which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.
With love, Ariana Mendoza
Dobbs v. Jackson Decision
Here at Kappa Delta, we recognize that the recent ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson court case has put many people in difficult situations. Kappa Delta does not align itself with any political affiliation and supports all of its members beliefs. As an organization based on supporting women, our DEI board wanted to make a statement regarding Dobbs v. Jackson and say that we stand with our members, as well as all women and anyone who is impacted by this decision. It is important to remember that this court case disproportionately affects women/people of color, as well as individuals with lower incomes, who may not always have access to safe healthcare. Greek life, by nature, is a primarily white and financially secure community, thus, we recognize are extremely privileged. It is important to educate ourselves and others and continue to be sensitive to the fact that this ruling, and the repercussions that result, can lead to a multitude of difficulties for many women/people with uteruses.
Here at Beta Pi, we want to support our members and make sure we are constantly striving to be educated, kind, and aware of other’s situations and beliefs. Below are some resources to learn more about this case and related mental health materials we find particularly important.
Read the Court Decision here: 19-1392 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (06/24/2022)