Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
My name is Kayla Eremita and I am the current Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion chair for the Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. I would like to thank you all for the insightful feedback we have received over the last few months. At Alpha Chi Omega, we acknowledge that our organization was founded upon racial and socioeconomic exclusivity. We recognize that we have not done enough to create a more inclusive environment for BIPOC members.
The Epsilon executive board and I have come together to create two working documents outlining the areas of our chapter that we wish to improve. Though these documents are similar, they have some differences. The external action plan outlines our plans more generally, and is easily understood for those of you who are unfamiliar with the language and workings of our chapter. Our internal action plan outlines specifically how each aspect of our chapter will change to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. I hope in including both documents we will create transparency within and outside our chapter.
The Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega and I welcome all feedback to improve upon or expand our action items in either document. Although this is our first step, it is an important step to creating greater change within the Epsilon chapter at the University of Southern California.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair
External Action Plan
Internal Action Plan