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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


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


Contact Us


Mary Sasso (She/Her/Hers)

Chi Omega, Panhellenic Association

Hello! My name is Mary and I joined the EDI Peer Ambassador team because I am passionate about bringing awareness and advocating various social issues within the Sorority & Fraternity Life community. From this role, I have learned the transformative power that the cultivation of dialogue can bring towards social change.

James Terzian (He/Him/His)

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Interfraternity Council

My name is James Terzian, and I became a peer ambassador because I am passionate about creating equitable spaces within Sorority & Fraternity Life and promoting social justice in our community. Within my role I have fostered public speaking and communication skills, and I am excited to continue learning and growing in this role as I help the rest of the community do the same!

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Staff Leads

Chloe Leal (She/Her/Hers) 

Sorority and Fraternity Life Advisor, EDI Peer Ambassadors Program Lead