EQUITY AND BELONGING
This fraternity engages with a conscious level of equity and inclusion.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ) are not just buzzwords here. They are an intentional practice. We call this radical inclusion––a bold departure from the heteronormative traditions that rule student Greek culture. Beta Gamma Chi is the exception to the rule. Our unmatched and unrelenting commitment to DEIBJ is reflected in the diversity of our members, our programs, and our ability to create and sustain safe spaces. Just ask our siblings.
The needs of the LGBTQ+ community have changed in the past decade. The spectrum that we serve has grown; in fact, it is ever-evolving. Our members work to call attention to all aspects of the queer spectrum, specifically highlighting intersectionality. We engage with a conscious level of equity and inclusion, where we decentralize our bodies to hold and create space for emerging queer experiences. We are an organization that actively cultivates a courageous space and dismantles exclusionary and micro-aggressive practices––within and outside of the LGBTQ+ community.
Our members define brotherhood as a united front of people who stand together, fight together, and are loyal to each other for their community, rights, and freedom. Beyond redefining what it means to be a brotherhood, our members incorporate the following gender-inclusive language into their dialogue and ideology: siblinghood, siblings, members, frat, fraternity, and family. We also require that people who are seeking membership with Beta Gamma Chi must be willing to address and challenge their own racial, gender, class, and sexual biases to thrive in the community of members we have established.
We are decentralizing our image of queerness and incorporating a new narrative for folx who seek community.
JJ JACKSON (HE/HIM) | BALTIMORE CLUSTER
"Y'all are quite simply, the shit! I amso happy to know, love, and be amongst y'all. This has been a redefining moment for what it meant to be seen, heard, embraced, and loved fully. Y'all ar emy ride or dies for life now and that'll be my badge of honor.
MX. TRINITEE WILSON (THEY/THEM) | PHILADELPHIA CLUSTER
"The level of impact each and everyone of you have left with me will be cherished forever! Thank you for allowing me to stand in my strength and growth!!! This weekend I fell back in love with my BETA GAMMA CHI...and because of all of you, I know that no matter what's going on I have my siblings to lean into and feel supported. Thank you for seeing me, and then seeeeing me."
VANCE GRAVES (THEY/THEM) | NEW YORK CLUSTER
"Y'all, the way my heart is so full and my cup is overflowing. It's truly a blessing to know each and every one of you. Thank you for welcoming the S.W.A.T. team with open arms. I can't wait to see where Beta takes us all and the memories we'll form together. I'm honestly already so in awe of each and every one of you. I love y'all and you KNOW I love my BETA GAMMA CHI!!"