We are in awe of the steps our chapters and members have taken against racial injustice and bigotry, and we celebrate you. Alpha Omicron Pi is committed to do better and we want you to know we are listening and appreciate your perspective. We recognize we have not done nearly enough in the past. We are taking this time to educate ourselves and looking to the future on how to better educate our chapters and take action to improve our support for the Black Americans and all POC within our chapters and our communities. We are working on an action plan moving forward, and educating ourselves on ways that we can implement this action into our day-to-day Fraternity operations for all AOII sisters that now are or will be in time to come.
We are looking for volunteers or nominations of sisters and friends of the Fraternity who want to work together to create further resources – to assist chapter leaders in creating spaces for difficult dialogue, to help members understand privilege and how it can be leveraged to stand up for the oppressed, to guide members in furthering their advocacy efforts, and much more.
This workgroup will be charged with creating additional educational resources for members, volunteers, and chapters in collaboration with other volunteers and staff.
To nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the workgroup, please use the link below. Please complete the interest form by June 22, 2020.
*Update: Thank you so much for your feedback around the name of this workgroup. We apologize for our mistake in leaving out inclusion and thank those for urging us to include inclusion in the name of this workgroup. We acknowledge and agree that inclusion is a key factor in make meaningful progress as an organization and should be a key part of the conversation of this workgroup.
In addition, we have created a space for all of our members and communities to share their experiences, if they choose to, along with any perspectives on what AOII can do in the future to take steps in the right direction. While we recognize it is not the responsibility of our black sisters and sisters of color to educate us, we have created the following form for sisters to share their voices if they feel led to do so.