As a chapter and an organization, we truly believe that we must strive to be a positive contribution to Tufts University. A key component of this is ensuring that our chapter and our campus remain a safe space for all members of our community,
Our chapter has had a strong history of social consciousness, including our decision to suspend recruitment in the 1960s in order to protest Panhellenic policies that barred minorities from Greek life.
Today, we have made significant strides towards becoming more aware of injustices we as a society and as an organization perpetuate. We created the position of Social Action Chair and made the role part of our Leaders Council in order to ensure social concerns are actively being addressed.
The Social Action Chair facilitates focus groups and discussions to challenge our perspectives on topics such how socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender identity shape experiences in Greek life and how we as a chapter can work to make our community more accepting and supportive.
These initiatives, as well as others spearheaded by our Social Action Chair, led to our chapter receiving the 2015-2016 Outstanding Program Chapter Award from Tufts University Fraternity and Sorority Life.