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For Immediate Release: 

Contact: Liz Thompson

Director of Marketing and Communications

(614) 481-8169 |

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Delta Gamma is proud to announce the establishment of the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Commission, which has been formed to help advise, guide and inform Delta Gamma’s efforts around fostering a greater sense of belonging amongst members who hold marginalized identities, ensuring equitable membership experiences and continuing the organization’s commitment to inclusivity. The 2021 DEI Advisory Commission is composed of 13 accomplished and insightful leaders who are uniquely positioned to assist in the development and growth of Delta Gamma.

“I am deeply grateful for our Advisory Commission members’ willingness and acceptance of such significant responsibilities, as well as their genuine interest anchored in the advancement of Delta Gamma. As trained professionals committed to actionable organizational change, our Advisory Commission members can personally relate to the experiences of our sisters and the contributions of a fraternal membership,” says Fraternity President Wilma Johnson Wilbanks, Alpha Psi-Mississippi. “Our Fraternity Council is dedicated to working alongside these talented volunteers, seeking their guidance and engaging in conversations that will strengthen our sisterhood and our communities as we move forward.”

Members of the Advisory Commission were selected and endorsed by Delta Gamma’s Fraternity Council because of their professional, volunteer or lived experiences. Representing a total of eight different fraternities and sororities, a spectrum of campus community experiences and diverse identities, our Advisory Commission members are subject matter experts committed to the values of Delta Gamma. Many members of the Commission volunteer with other fraternal and community organizations to provide DEI guidance and support. Commission members also offer strong facilitation, consultation and project management skills.

 Information about the members of the DEI Advisory Commission and a Frequently Asked Questions resource are located on our website.

 About Delta Gamma: Delta Gamma Fraternity was founded in 1873 at the Lewis School in Oxford, Mississippi. The objects of the Fraternity shall be to foster high ideals of friendship among women, to promote their educational and cultural interests, to create in them a true sense of social responsibility and to develop in them the best qualities of character. Today we have more than 263,000 initiated members, 151 collegiate chapters and more than 190 alumnae groups. Delta Gamma Fraternity Executive Offices is in Columbus, Ohio.

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