Event Title

(2 hour event) Fraternity/Sorority Diversity Training: Deliberative Dialogue - “Get in Where You Fit In”

Location

Virtual

Start Date

3-5-2021 2:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2021 4:00 PM

Description

Attendees will participate in a deliberative dialogue centered around the topic of diversity and inclusion in our sororities and fraternities. We’ll look at multiple options for addressing this issue and allow time for each option. The tradeoffs or drawbacks for each option will be discussed by each group. The goal of a deliberative dialogue is to help participants consider issues from multiple perspectives and to engage in conversation with others who may hold differing opinions.

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Dr. John Davenport began his Student Affairs Career at Eastern Illinois University. He had the pleasure of serving as a Graduate Assistance for the inaugural opening of the NPHC house built by housing. He is currently serving in the role of Assistant Vice-President/Dean of Students at Illinois State University. His duties include coordinating the Critical Incident Response Team, Redbird Care Team and the Inclusive Community Response Team. John is an ardent student advocate, advising multiple registered student organizations while remaining active in his community through his fraternity (ΚΑΨ) and several service organizations in the Bloomington-Normal area.

Dr. Gina Lee-Olukoya is a student affairs professional who specializes in facilitating out of classroom experiences across multiple higher education platforms. Arriving at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 to serve as an Associate Dean of Students, with supervision to Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Veteran Student Support Services, Tenant Union, and New Student Programs, as well as supporting the Student Assistance area for students in crisis. Gina has authored a recent chapter in Hazing: Destroying Lives entitled, Unspoken Sisterhood: Women in African American Sororities -Weeding the Good from the Bad. She also is the author of Sisterhood: Hazing and Other Membership Experiences of Women Belonging to Historically African American Sororities. As an active member of her sorority, (ΔΣΘ), and current member of the Champaign Urbana Alumnae Chapter, Gina has served her sorority as chapter Risk Management Coordinator.

Alejandro Suñé, M.S., M.S currently serves as the Interim Assistant Director with oversight for Student Org Development & Administration. He has been serving in an interim capacity since 2019 when he served as the Interim SORF Advisor. In addition to working with student orgs, Alex is also assisting with the development of the department and providing guidance on marketing. In his formal role, Alex serves as the Associate Director for Student Success & Engagement. He joined the SSE team in 2018 where he serves as the Advisor to Illinois Student Government and coordinates Student Spirit Engagement and the Collegiate Readership Program. An active member in his fraternity, ΔΣΦ. Alex assists with volunteer initiatives and he currently serves as a Deputy Regional Commissioner and Advisor to the Alpha Lambda Chapter at Millikin University

Akilah Jones is currently the Senior Specialist (Associate Director) for Student Conduct and Community Responsibilities at Illinois State University. Prior to coming to ISU, she was the Assistant Director/Program Manager for the Formal Conflict Resolution Program at University of Michigan in the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) and Resident Director at George Mason University. Akilah graduated from Eastern Michigan University (EMU) with her BS in Health Administration in 2003 and her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University in 2005.

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Mar 5th, 2:00 PM Mar 5th, 4:00 PM

(2 hour event) Fraternity/Sorority Diversity Training: Deliberative Dialogue - “Get in Where You Fit In”

Virtual

Attendees will participate in a deliberative dialogue centered around the topic of diversity and inclusion in our sororities and fraternities. We’ll look at multiple options for addressing this issue and allow time for each option. The tradeoffs or drawbacks for each option will be discussed by each group. The goal of a deliberative dialogue is to help participants consider issues from multiple perspectives and to engage in conversation with others who may hold differing opinions.