Alpha Chi on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

 

As an honor society founded on the tenets of Truth and Character, Alpha Chi is firmly committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Alpha Chi stands united with those facilitating change and denouncing exclusion and discrimination of all kinds. The pursuit of truth requires us to actively study and listen to the needs of our diverse communities and to understand, honor, and respect the journey of each and all individuals. Character compels us to forge collaborative partnerships and do the work needed to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Alpha Chi commits to empowering chapters and individual members to champion diversity of thought, experience, and approach in all society activities.

Alpha Chi also encourages its chapters to engage in meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and to commit to working to ensure that all members of Alpha Chi and their campus communities feel they belong and are supported regardless of their background, identity, abilities, or affiliations. As a national honor society, Alpha Chi commits to ensuring that all members of the society have broad access to the opportunities and benefits of Alpha Chi membership. Finally, Alpha Chi is dedicated to making scholarship effective for good, and we look forward to working with chapter leaders and members to make a better, increasingly just, diverse, and inclusive society.

 

2023-24 Book Read

In leading up to our 2024 convention in Birmingham, Alabama, we recommend Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham's Civil Rights Days by T.K. Thorne.

 

Past AX Webinars

 

Racial Equity Resources

Cultural Awareness
50 Years of Racism: Why Silence Isn’t the Answer, James A. White, Sr.

Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist
How to Talk about Race: Eric Deggans
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho
Anti-Racism Practices and the Pandemic

Literature & Education
Letter from Birmingham Jail by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Museum of African American History

Equity vs. Equality
Racial Justice in Education Reading List
Diverse Book Finder
Equal Justice Initiative (Bryan Stevenson, Founder)
How to Be Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi
The Anti-Racism Project
Anti-Racism Resource Bank
More Antiracism Resources
Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Action & Advocacy
Right to Be - Training (righttobe.org)
Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice
From Theory to Practice
‘Not Racist’ Is Not Enough: Putting In The Work To Be Anti-Racist
The Racial Healing Handbook
Racial Equity Tools
Online Racial Equity Workshops
Advocacy: Social Justice Exchange
Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others
Resources for Racial and Health Equity