GEORGE KOLARCHICK, CLASS OF 2024
In the Delta Sigma Pi Xi Chapter, the three pillars of diversity, equity, and inclusion are values that we hold close. We believe diversity is not only bringing together people with varying social classes, races, sexual orientations, and genders but also being accepting and open to ideas and beliefs that may differ from our own. Equity involves maintaining justice, impartiality, fairness, and distributable resources within our professional fraternity. Finally, inclusion is about the degree that members of all communities – marginalized and non-marginalized – are able to participate in decision-making and activities, as well as feel valued and accepted within our organization.
In order to uphold these values, DSP has a task force led by me, the DEI Chairperson. The task force has four goals: internal education, external impact, equitable operations, and community service. Each semester, our task force collaborates on initiatives to further develop these goals. We believe these efforts are a shared responsibility, and we will continue to work with students and faculty to create a more equitable and inclusive environment at the Ross School of Business. In past years, the task force has led implicit bias training, organized cross-organizational workshops, facilitated diversity panels, planned social events, hosted dialogue discussions, and developed DEI initiatives with the Ross administration. I hope that the task force and I can further develop our commitment to DEI, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.
DEI Chairperson, 2022