The original founding of Baylor’s 40 fraternities and sororities provides a rich diversity of involvement and community options for students. The historical context of these organizations has also created areas of privilege for some groups, and a lack of resources for others, creating challenges to providing equal opportunities for students of all backgrounds to benefit from the FSL experience. This naturally creates pathways for the community to examine how support can be better aligned to fill these deficiencies. The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education for Fraternity and Sorority Advising Programs issues directives that professional staff “must advocate for accessible facilities and resources, and address issues that impede access” and also “must advocate for inclusion, multiculturalism, and social justice within the institution”. Through representation, resources, and relationships,Baylor will pursue an inclusive and equitable environment that celebrates the historical founding of Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations and also promotes diversity within predominantly white fraternities and sororities.
- REPRESENTATION: The diversity present within Baylor’s fraternity and sorority community will be highlighted to enhance overall awareness and understanding.
- RESOURCES: Understanding and appreciation for the current fraternity and sorority experience of multicultural fraternities and sororities will be enriched through an intentional collection, analysis, and display of data and information.
- RELATIONSHIPS: Understanding of and appreciation for different cultures will be furthered by uniting the fraternity and sorority population through intentional programs and experiences.