DEI Update: Officer Title Renaming
At their October 2022 meeting, Grand Council voted to amend the Fraternity Bylaws to change every mention from "chairman" to "chair" in reference to committee and advisory board leaders. This change is not only to simplify the language, but also to address questions regarding a women’s organization using the masculine-rooted word chairman for leadership roles. The new wording also follows the direction toward which many corporations and organizations are moving.
These titles are utilized in many manuals, forms, and various other locations. Theta staff is working diligently to get the updates made in a timely manner.
Note: "Chairman" is also used several places in the Constitution. Because the Convention body is the only group with the authority to amend the Constitution, it will be added as legislation for Grand Convention 2024.