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 Merrill Garlington 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.
Within Kappa Delta, we recognize that Greek Life has not been historically inclusive. We also know that none of these issues will be solved in a day or with a perfectly timed Instagram post. At the Beta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta, we have been working to educate ourselves and make real, applicable changes. We know that this will not be done in a day but I hope that you will join us and Panhellenic as a whole to make our chapters, school, and community a better and more inclusive space.
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)