Delta Kappa Epsilon Announces Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
November 19, 2020, the International Headquarters of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity is pleased to announce the creation of our inaugural Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee. This group of individuals will promote the goals of building equitable programs, inclusive environments, and a more diverse organization among members, alumni and stakeholders of the International Fraternity. A description of the committee, its charge, and its composition can be found HERE.
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. This committee will support our members to live up to DKE’s mission, values, and vision of creating useful citizens that respect the rights and views of others. This committee is a step forward towards belonging and continued improvement within the Fraternity. An overview of the committee make up is listed below.
|Name||University – Chapter Designation – Grad Year|
|Christian Cummings||Duke University – Epsilon Rho ’15|
|Davis Willingham||University of North Carolina – Beta ’11|
|Dr. Juan Carmona||Harvard University – Alpha ’10|
|Jeff Lowe||The University of the South, Tau Delta ‘ 77|
|Joey Hamilton||Colgate University – Mu ’00|
|Michael Furman||Cornell University – Delta Chi ’79|
|Nyles Pollonais||New York University – Beta Gamma ’18|
|Ray Reynolds Graves||Trinity College – Alpha Chi ’67|
|Robert Platt||Cornell University – Delta Chi ’73|
|Eric Campbell||Washington State University – Zeta Theta|
|Jasper Roadley||University of Manitoba – Alpha Tau|
|Logan Nantais||University of Pennsylvania – Delta Kappa|
|Matt Sartorato||University of Georgia – Beta Delta|
|Timothy Treffery||Washington State University – Zeta Theta|
|Neilson Brown – Board of Directors Liason||University of North Carolina – Beta ’67|
|Travis Tafoya – Staff Liason||–|
The committee will meet at least every quarter and work to provide insights into the status of DEI in DKE. It will measure the extent of diversity of our membership, recommend policies to the DKE Board of Directors, propose and create strategies for assessing progress, and organize educational offerings such as speakers, workshops, and social gatherings. All its efforts are aimed at promoting one primary goal of “building equitable programs, inclusive environments, and a more diverse organization among members, alumni and stakeholders” of our International fraternity.”
To learn more about the committee, visit https://dke.org/dei/.
Travis R. Tafoya, Assistant Director of Education
Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity