Truman's Panhellenic community strives to be as inclusive as possible and we do not tolerate discrimination. We stand firmly by this and emphisize a values-based recruitment. Nationwide, many have started to question some of the practices implemented during recruitment, most importantly that legacy bidding within sororities can perpetuate systemic racism.
Most of our inter/nationals require that a woman who is considered a legacy to your specific sorority is expected to be automatically invited back to a minimum of certain events (depending on each individual sorority). This becomes an issue because most, if not all sororities are predominately white. As a result, the legacy system gives an unfair advantage to white potential new members.
At Truman we recognizes the potential issues with legacy definitions and decided to take action that is within our scope of control. We have done this by removing the legacy question from our recruitment sign-up form. This means sororities will not know in advance if a potential new member has legacy affiliation with any organization. We hope doing so will promote a more positive and inclusive recruitment!
If you have any questions about what what this means or why we feel this was an important decision to make, contact our Events Coordinator, Kari Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in recruitment? Sign-up here: https://enroll.icsrecruiter.com/pan/truman