Diversity Equity and Inclusion
The Beta Gamma chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity is committed to creating a space where all people are welcome regardless of race, religion, or ability. Here you can find resources related to the DEI movement and the weekly newsletter written by our DEI chair, Ayo Kolawole.
Divine9 newsletter: Week 1
For those of you not familiar, my name is Ayo Kolawole, and I am currently the acting diversity and inclusion chair for Delta Tau Delta. My goal in this platform is to help inform, initiate and implement policies and changes that bring awareness and support for issues of diversity and inclusion.
To spearhead this effort, I would love to begin with an informational piece. With the inclusion of the Divine9 monument on Johnson last semester, I realized that not much is known about some of the other greek life organizations on campus. I would like to help spread awareness on this topic.
For those of you interested, each week, I will be compiling surprising information about each of the 9 organizations week by week.
This week, I will begin with a short background article.
Founded in 1930 at Howard University, the National Pan-Hellenic Council is tasked with oversight of the nation's nine historically African American Greek-letter fraternities and sororities, colloquially known as the Divine Nine. In 1949, the Pan-Hellenic council was first introduced to the University of Wisconsin Madison and began oversight of six of these nine groups. These include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.