Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Tau Epsilon Phi
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Friendship, Chivalry and Service are the core values of Tau Epsilon Phi. We were founded upon the belief that fraternal membership should be available to all. As we continually strive toward these ideals, we also acknowledge that there have been moments in our history where we could have been more inclusive, rather than exclusive. As time progresses, our diverse make-up of membership increases, and so must our dedication to fairness and mutual respect.

We acknowledge that it is not enough to speak about inclusivity; we must continue to take active steps to foster it. TEΦ embraces our differences of race, religion, ability, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. The Fraternity does not condone any prejudices, harassment, destruction, or personal degradation against anyone based on differing backgrounds. This can include (but is not limited to) verbal harassment, physical aggression, sexual harassment, discrimination, and intolerance.

In addition to stating our position on diversity, equity, and inclusion, we have:

  • Established a standing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee at the National Board level
  • Committed to working alongside the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and its member organizations to coordinate and roll out educational resources to our members
  • Established a portal at www.tep.org/deicomplaint that allows anyone to report bias-related allegations or incidents having to do with our membership
  • Established a review process for taking corrective action where appropriate

We welcome your feedback. If you would like to share any ideas on how we might improve in this area, please feel free to email us at dei@tep.org.