To be silent on the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and the violent shooting of Jacob Blake, among too many others before and since, would be unacceptable for an honor society founded on the tenets of Truth and Character. Alpha Chi stands united with those facilitating change and denouncing racism and discrimination of all kinds. The pursuit of truth requires us to study and listen to understand; character compels the work needed to break down barriers of structural racism wherever they are found. Working toward “justice for all” by dismantling centuries-old systems of racial inequality, inequity, and violence against people of color is the work of each of us until the work is done.
We affirm our commitment to advancing diversity and social justice and, to that end, are planning special educational opportunities to be held during the 2020-21 academic year. Alpha Chi also encourages its chapters to engage in meaningful conversations about racism and its detrimental effects on humanity.
Alpha Chi members are to be dedicated to making our scholarship effective for good, and we look forward to working with chapter leaders and members to make a better, increasingly just society.
In scholarship and in service,
National Council President