Delta Kappa Epsilon Responds to Racist Statement From Previous Member

VANCOUVER, B.C.- On July 26, 2020, the International Headquarters of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity was made aware of a harmful and racist social media post made by a student at the University of British Columbia in June of 2020. The Chapter took actions for accountability against the student, resulting in the student’s membership in the Fraternity being revoked on June 15, 2020.

The International Fraternity has launched an investigation into both the conduct of this former member, and the response by the Phi Alpha Chapter at the University of British Columbia. As members of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, we believe in the rights and feelings of others and the need to provide personal dignity to all. Our Objects call us to live with a spirit of tolerance and respect for the rights and views of others. This former member’s post was antithetical to the mission, vision, and values of our fraternity.

We believe that Black lives do matter, and that we have an obligation to systemic change by challenging our current operations and member education. Over the past few months, we have taken direct action to address the fraternity’s history and our current systems. Our aim is to provide an experience for our members, and the communities we exist within, that is actively anti-racist.

For more information on Delta Kappa Epsilon’s work in this area, please visit our resource page here.

Trey Robb, M.Ed., Director of Health & Safety
Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

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