IOWA CITY, Iowa – As the end of the year approaches for many of our chapters and colonies, Delta Chi would like to remind you of our Basic Expectations we all took an oath to uphold. This includes respecting the dignity and worth of all persons regardless of race, color, creed, sexual preference, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, handicap, age, or marital status.
With May 5th approaching, we would like to provide you with alternatives to celebrate the day commonly referred to as Cinco de Mayo.
How to celebrate respectfully
- Review the following to learn more about the history of Cinco de Mayo and its evolution in the United States and Canada.
- Support authentic Latinx businesses.
- Partner with Latinx-based organization to celebrate on your campus.
- Refrain from wearing culturally appropriated clothing, including but not limited to sombreros, ponchos, fake mustaches and “low-rider” or “chola/o” attire.
- Refrain from appropriating anything that may involve race, religion, ethnicity, or gender identity or expression.
We hope that you share this information with fellow members of the Chapter as you discuss your plans for the weekend. As Delta Chi’s we are expected to adhere to the values of our Fraternity while ensuring that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.
Should you have any questions, please contact Director of Member Safety, Davis B. Millard, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 319-621-2040.