“Esse quam videri”—to be, rather than to seem. The women of Phi Delta Alpha Sorority, Inc. have proudly lived by this motto since the organization’s founding on February 4, 2002.
Nothing is more important to these sisters than accepting others exactly as they are, no matter their ethnicity, class, religion, gender, or sexuality.
Days after the 2016 United States presidential election concluded, many Phi Dee sisters came together to express their solidarity with members of the OU community they felt were being negatively targeted.
Each sister wrote several notes of support and encouragement to groups including the OU Muslim Students Association, the Black Student Association, the Hispanic American Student Association, the LGBTQ+ community, and local public school teachers.
Although note-writing isn’t a permanent solution to the issues being faced, Phi Delta Alpha hopes that through showing their solidarity, marginalized groups can know they have a group of women on campus that welcomes them with open arms and open hearts.
Continue reading the issue “Disrupting Racism at OU.”