About the Committee
The DEIA committee is responsible for researching and making recommendations on key DEIA focus areas identified by boards and staff to ensure that the organization is aware of emerging trends. The committee will also provide feedback and advice to Sigma Kappa volunteers and staff on specific DEIA issues or projects as requested.
- Work alongside the Sigma Kappa Sorority, Sigma Kappa Foundation, and National Housing Corporation to ensure the boards and staff are aware of emerging issues and trends related to DEIA so Sigma Kappa understands how those developments impact the organization.
- Work in partnership with entity leadership and staff and engage in meaningful conversations to advance DEIA and support Sigma Kappa as a welcoming and respectful organization.
- Study and make recommendations on key identified DEIA focus areas critical to the future of the Sorority experience and its relevance to new generations.
- Provide feedback and advice to Sigma Kappa volunteers and staff on specific DEIA issues or projects, as requested.
- Attend and actively participate in monthly meetings of the DEIA committee.
- Recommend ways to engage and support underrepresented groups in Sigma Kappa.
- Follow up on projects and research between meetings as necessary.
Calendar of Work
The committee will make recommendations for how to make the Sigma Kappa experience financially accessible to more women on campus
The committee will research and provide resources to national council on inclusion of non-binary Sigma Kappa members
The committee will make recommendations on how to educate and empower chapters to prepare for the future and the changing demographics of college students over the next 20 years.
Diversity of membership
The committee will discuss how to define and achieve a diversity of membership while supporting/promoting multicultural & NPHC Greek organizations
The committee will discuss and make recommendations on how the NHC should navigate housing for traditionally marginalized groups and areas of concern (transgender, non-binary, mental health, substance abusers)?
Accessibility for neurodivergent members and people with cognitive disabilities
The committee will make recommendations on what Sigma Kappa should be doing to be more accessible to neurodivergent members and individuals with cognitive disabilities