Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

SOE Opportunities - Diversity Commitment

Diversity Commitment Description

Definition: The Diversity Commitment Standard at the Ohio State University promotes opportunities for sororities and fraternities to fulfill the institutional mission and core value to “celebrate and learn from diversity.” Both addressing issues of diversity outside one’s own identities and examining the impact of one's own personal and group identities provide opportunities for sororities and fraternities on the campus of The Ohio State University to lead in a socially just way in an increasingly diverse world. Through mutual promotion of diversity by students, faculty and staff in conjunction with the Diversity Commitment standard, the Ohio State University community can truly learn about and from one another. Acknowledging that chapter members have diverse interests and identities, individual chapter members are encouraged to seek out programs with topics of personal interest to them and then share what they learned to their chapter. 

Standard: At least once per year, at least 75% of chapter members will learn about issues related to diverse populations identified by race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Chapters are encouraged to consider programming for topics both related to and outside of the identities central to the founding of their organization. 

Program Examples: Potential topics include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. 

OSU Partnerships

Partner with these Ohio State departments and organizations to register for their approved programs.

Approved SOE Opportunities

Please check here throughout the semester for more SOE opportunities.


  • Cultural Artistry Slam
    • April 10, 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Nosker Burgee Room 
      • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. is looking for individuals who would like to share their art at our Cultural Artistry Slam on April 10th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Nosker Burgee Room! This event is similar to a poetry slam, but involving any medium of art, whether that be poetry, singing, dancing, painting/drawing, etc., and will allow individuals to share a piece of art that represents their culture. The event is open to all those who would like to attend, but if you are interested in participating in the event as a performer, please email Nautica Vance at
  • Pronouns and How to Navigate Them
    • April 10, 6-9 p.m., Hitchcock 031
    • The siblings of Gamma Rho Lambda, as well as the brothers and sisters of Alpha Psi Lambda would like to welcome you all to join us in a night of thrilling discussion! The discussion will revolve around the usage of pronouns in every day lives, as well as the use of pronouns in the Latinx community! Come to widen your perspectives and stay for the good times!


  • Cultural Values – Navigating Cultural Differences
    • April 15, ATZ FarmHouse Chapter House
    • Learn about cultural values and how they influence how people work together on a domestic and international scale.
    • RSVP to


These workshops also counts for the Safety, Health, and Wellness SOE requirement, but your chapter cannot use it to fulfill both requirements simultaneously. For instance, if you count it for your Safety/Health/Wellness requirement, you cannot also count it for the Housing requirement, or vice versa.:

  • Screening "The Mask You Live In" and panel discussion
    • April 8, 6 p.m., US Bank Conference Theater
    • We will be screening “The Mask You Live In”, a documentary that explores the societal pressures that are placed on men and how these stigmas can perpetuate issues of self-esteem, identity, and violence. The screening will be followed by a discussion about themes found within the film by a panel of men.


  • Bystander Intervention Training
    • April 9,1 p.m., Ohio Union, Dance Room 2
    • Join the Student Life Wellness Center for a training on how to intervene in inappropriate situations as an ally. Intervention can happen in regards to sexual assault but also by interrupting sexist, homophobic, or racist behaviors and language. Learn how to stand up and speak out about injustice.


  • It's On Us presents: Get to Know Your New Sexual Assault Campus Advocates
    • April 9, 5:30 p.m., Campbell Hall, Room 335
    • Meet the Campus Aftercare Advocacy Coordinators from The Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO), who will soon have an office in the Kirwan Institute!


  • Take Back The Night Poster Making
    • April 10, 7 p.m., Keith B. Key Center
    • Join the Take Back The Night organizers to make posters and play educational games to bring awareness and advocacy for sexual assault on our campus.


  • Unmasked  Sexual Assault Panel Discussion
    • April 11, 4:30 p.m., Blackburn Victory House
    • Join Unmasked for a panel discussion on sexual assault in South Asian communities and how they are working to bring awareness and combat sexual violence.


  • Take Back the Night Speak Out & Rally
    • April 11, 7 p.m., West Plaza
    • This rally and speak out will provide survivors with a space to tell their stories and provide information and resources to all students. Campus resources will speak about what they do to help students who have experienced sexual assault and where students can go for support and resources on our campus.

Additional SOE Opportunities (NOT Automatically Approved)

Check out these additional resources for ideas to create your own SOE event. Please note that you must still fill out an SOE approval form (located at the top of this page) for any of these events. They are not automatically approved.