Tri Sigma’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Tri Sigma was founded and built upon bonds of friendship and grew from those shared bonds, uniting and welcoming women into our sisterhood. Historically, there is evidence that membership was exclusive and not all women were considered for membership. While we cannot change our past, we can influence our future. We know there is more we can do to ensure all women of every color and creed are welcome and embraced within Tri Sigma. Our world is evolving. Our members are evolving. Tri Sigma must evolve as well.

We are leaning in, engaging in, and facilitating the hard conversations necessary to move Tri Sigma forward with care and concern for all our sisters. Through these conversations, we continuously identify new opportunities to increase diversity and create inclusive and equitable environments where members can feel welcome, confident, and empowered to ignite change.

 

PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

As shared in early June, we recognize that as a national organization, we can do better to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2018, The Initiative for Inclusive Excellence (IIE) was established to address matters of equity and inclusion. Work began, and during the 2019 Convention, the report of the IIE committee was presented. Afterward, the recommendations were shared with the membership. These recommendations were given thoughtful consideration and placed on the list of high-priority initiatives. As new opportunities are pinpointed, they will be added. This list is not a finite. We know there is more to do, and we are proud to continually work to achieve these initiatives, which will benefit all of our members.

We ask for your dedication and support as we commit to these next steps. Please submit your ideas, questions, or comments via this form.

 

Develop a Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee.

Increase communication and encourage dialogue with/amongst members concerning matters related to inclusion and diversity.

Revisit policies and standards to ensure complete alignment with diversity and inclusion goals.

Review policies to ensure that sanctions are clearly detailed.

Develop a comprehensive diversity and inclusion educational initiative.

Engage in a comprehensive benchmarking assessment.