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Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

The University of Minnesota Panhellenic Council is committed to making our community a more inviting place for anyone who wants to be a part of it. Greek life was founded on discriminatory practices and has historically been very exclusive. We recognize that it is time for change. We are not perfect, and there is still a lot of work to be done, but we are working on taking actions that will lead to positive change.

 

Many of our Panhellenic chapters have implemented a position related to promoting inclusivity and educating members about different topics related to diversity, equity, and accessibility. While the titles and exact responsibilities of this position varies from chapter to chapter, our community is grateful to have them. The Panhellenic Council also created the Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DIA) position in 2021, and the position has been added to our Junior Panhellenic Council as well. Our VP of DIA holds roundtables with members of each chapter at least once per semester to discuss ideas for improving on both a chapter and Panhellenic level. Additionally, we've created the DIA Committee to allow any member of a chapter to contribute.

Land Acknowledgement:

We, the Panhellenic Council at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, acknowledge that we gather as a community on stolen land from the indigenous people of the Dakota. Minnesota’s borders encompass the native indigenous land of the Ojibwe and Dakota peoples, and the land we gather on is a part of the problematic history of the United States forcibly removing indigenous people from their land, privatizing that land, and killing indigenous people in the process.

 

The whitewashing of Minnesotan and US history continues to promote an inaccurate portrayal of our past, and the Panhellenic Council is committed to the truth about the history of the land we gather on. We understand that this statement is only a starting point in a much larger effort, and the Panhellenic Council is committed to recognizing and supporting the indigenous community. 

Chapter DIA/DEI Officers:

Alpha Gamma Delta: Nitalia Evenson

Alpha Omicron Pi: Zeina Hussein

Alpha Sigma Kappa: Kat Nelson

Alpha Phi: Joslyn Blass

Gamma Phi Beta: Becca McCain

Delta Gamma: Maddy Luke

Kappa Alpha Theta: Destinee Fregoso

Kappa Kappa Gamma: Taylen Peterson

Lambda Delta Phi: Alla Cozzens

Pi Beta Phi: Marta Smith

Phi Mu: Kaitlyn Palachios

Chi Omega: Lyla Prass

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Phi: -

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