Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Updates

As updates are made in this content area, we will be sure to update this page and share further resources for members, chapters, and alumni.

Staff

The Fraternity staff is available to support chapters, members, and alumni in the efforts of moving the organization forward through diversity, equity, and inclusion work. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback in this area, please contact Travis R. Tafoya, Assistant Director of Education, at travis@dke.org.

Statement Of Delta Kappa Epsilon On Racism And Violence

Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity mourns the depth of racism, injustice, and inequity today. As seen in the past several days, the world is reeling in pain and protest from the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Regis Korchinski-Paque.

Our Fraternity abhors racism and violence and condemns all the ugly forms of prejudice and hatred – wherever and whenever they occur. DKE’s Objects, our code of conduct set forth in our Constitution, asks members to strive to be useful citizens; to tolerate and respect the rights and views of all people; and to act with dignity and morality in all circumstances. DKE’s policies and educational programs further emphasize our commitment by challenging members to be better men, to embrace the values of diversity and inclusion, and to create safe environments where all members are heard and where the social and physical well-being of all individuals are protected.

Statements alone are not sufficient. DKE asks our members to continue living in accord with the Objects and putting them into practice. DKE believes that adhering to them helps produce better citizens and strengthens the communities in which we live. We have the obligation to do more than to simply stand by or avoid participating in racist or unlawful violent acts ourselves; we must intervene and discourage others from carrying out such acts.

As part of our continual growth and learning, DKE is seeking input from our members to assist with our ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

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What action is Delta Kappa Epsilon taking?

Membership Survey

Delta Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity is working to collect data from a survey on diversity, equity, and inclusion and as referenced in our recent statement. We encourage all members – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. – to complete the survey so that we get a full spectrum of opinions.

The survey results will assist the Staff and Board of Directors in their work as well as other considerations for our organization (such as education, chapter support, and member retention). Through this survey and process, please keep in mind that DKE values all opinions, we remain apolitical and, as always, we encourage respect for the opinions of others.

Education

Delta Kappa Epsilon is aiming to create a plethora of new learning resources for membership over the next year. Through the data from the membership survey, feedback from various campus partners, and other fraternal organizations DKE will be sure to include aspects of the diversity, equity, & inclusion work throughout in-person events, online learning, and resources provided to the membership. For more information on our educational offerings and further diversity, equity, inclusion efforts, please contact Travis R. Tafoya, Assistant Director of Education, at travis@dke.org.

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