Statement Of Delta Kappa Epsilon On Racism And Violence
JUNE 9, 2020 – 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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For more information on Delta Kappa Epsilon’s work in this area, please visit our resource page here.