We are excited to announce that we have updated our Non-Discriminatory policy to include verbiage addressing transgender membership. We are proud to be the first National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA) organization to nationally address more transparency and inclusiveness in our membership. Please find the updated policy below:
Delta Phi Lambda is fully committed to a policy against legally impermissible, arbitrary, or unreasonable discriminatory practices or procedures and complies with the Civil Rights Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1983. In the selection of our members, we offer this opportunity to all women and transgender persons who identify themselves as women without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability. Males are excluded from seeking membership, as provided by Title IX, 20 U.S.C. §1681(a)(6)(A), which pertains to social fraternities and sororities. However, membership status will not be affected for initiated members who have transitioned and identify as trans-masculine or gender non-conforming. Our organization will be mindful of each potential member’s personal situations that may conflict with sorority activities provided that these situations are communicated in a timely manner with the current members of our organization and as such, those potential members will not be barred from the opportunity for membership due to those circumstances beyond their control. As an organization that strives for Asian awareness through sisterhood, we exemplify and appreciate the value of diversity and express respect for each individual for what they offer.