In the aftermath of the University of Oklahoma, racial bus song incident that occurred in March, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, National Headquarters has acquired the consulting services of Paradigm Group Consultants. The SAE Fraternity, which received significant national negative exposure immediately determined that it required external assistance to formulate short and long term plans that will build a strategy for a more inclusive culture in its 237 chapters and affiliated operations.
The announcement of the engagement with Paradigm Group Consultants was included in a national press conference noted below; As an initial step forward, on March 18, we announced a four-pronged initiative to help ensure that we are cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion within our chapters. This includes a commitment to:
- Hire a Director of Diversity & Inclusion, which we believe will be the first such executive-level position at a national Greek-letter organization.
- Engage Paradigm Group Consultants to help us develop a mandatory diversity- and-education program that will enhance existing programming in place for all SAE members and staff.
- Appoint a national advisory committee on diversity and inclusion, which will include SAE undergraduates, alumni and outside subject-matter experts. The committee will provide oversight and guidance to the actions that have been announced, as well as other activities in the area of diversity and inclusion.
- Establishment of a new confidential hotline that SAE members and any other concerned parties are encouraged to call to report any inappropriate, offensive or illegal behaviors to our organization. Contact our consultant team to learn more about the programs that might apply to your firm.