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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Group of EDI Peer Educators, UC San Diego

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Peer Ambassadors

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Peer Ambassadors (EDI Peers) serve UC San Diego’s sorority and fraternity community by fostering a more knowledgeable, respectful, and civil environment.

Each quarter, EDI Peers develop and conduct interactive EDI workshops that are presented to each chapter. Workshops focus on a variety of social justice issues and create a space to increase students’ understanding of EDI topics as they relate to SFL, UC San Diego, and the broader community.

 

Our Mission

The Sorority & Fraternity Life Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Peer Ambassadors are a catalyst for critical thinking, constructive dialogue, and personal development surrounding topics of social justice, campus climate, and cultural competence. 

Through active practices that celebrate and promote access and representation of diverse experiences, cultures, and identities, every member is challenged to collaborate in fostering a more inclusive community. 

Cornerstone Outcomes

  • Dialogue
  • Allyship
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Intersectionality
  • Action Steps

History

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Peer Ambassador Program was established in Fall 2015 to address the growing need of social justice education and dialogue within Sorority and Fraternity Life. The program began with nine students, three from each of the fraternal councils, who shared a common purpose to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive community at UC San Diego. The nine Peer Ambassadors developed a platform to discuss EDI issues that were impacting our students on a daily basis.

 

In Spring 2016, they expanded their role and began facilitating dialogues within each of the sorority and fraternity chapters. Since then, the EDI Peer Educator program continues to expand and address the issues facing our sorority and fraternity community. They are embedded in all aspects of the SFL experience, beyond chapter presentations as they facilitate sessions at new member educational programming, community-wide leadership retreats, Panhellenic recruitment counselor training, community-wide recruitment workshops, and council specific programming.

Previous Topics

  • Hypermasculinity
  • Sexism
  • Heteronormativity
  • Privilege
  • Marginalization and Mattering
  • Identity
  • Intersectionality
  • Historical context of SFL
  • IDEAS bystander intervention model (UCSD CARE @ SARC)
  • Visibility vs Tokenism 
  • Pink-Washing 
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism 
  • Anti-Racism, Allyship, and Accomplice
  • Newsletters: Ableism, Mainstreaming and Language, Education and Inclusivity

Resources

Contact Us

EDI Peer LEADS

Andrea Camarena (She/Her/Hers) 

Chi Omega, Panhellenic Association 

My name is Andrea Camarena. In high school I became a certified peer trainer for the Anti-Defamation League, a globally renowned human rights organization, and when I saw that our Sorority and Fraternity Life engaged in a similar type or work, I knew that this was where I wanted to continue. 


Naomy Espinosa-Perez (She/Her/Hers) 

Phi Lambda Rho, Multicultural Greek Council

My name is Naomy Espinosa. I became a peer ambassador because I am passionate about social justice and wanted to help facilitate different dialogues about equity, diversity and inclusion. This position has allowed me to learn about various councils, the distinct barriers and inequities in SFL and what can be done to change those existing inequities while practicing my public speaking and leadership skills. 

Contact us at sflpeers@ucsd.edu

Staff Leads

Chloe Leal (She/Her/Hers)

cmleal@ucsd.edu 

Sorority and Fraternity Life Advisor, EDI Peer Ambassadors Program Lead


Caitlin Hernandez (She/Her/Hers)

cnhernandez@ucsd.edu 

Graduate Assistant, Sorority and Fraternity Life