Why We Serve
Since 2010, our fraternity has maintained an obligation to provide the most marginalized youth in our society, LGBTQ+ youth, with a sense of community and belonging, support through mentorship, and a safe haven of love and respect. We have accomplished this feat in various capacities throughout the past decade––from launching successful philanthropy projects and working with LGBTQ+ youth agencies in underserved communities to funding our own community programs, such as Queers Talking in Private and Code Red.
While there is a myriad of social justice issues our fraternity can focus on within the queer community, we have chosen to ground our work in supporting LGBTQ+ youth––a demographic that has been largely underserved by our public education system, local government, and fellow Greek organizations. We also believe we have a unique opportunity to design programming as social action to address a wide range of injustices impacting LGBTQ+ youth, including lack of access to mental health resources and health care, homelessness, transgender violence, domestic violence, substance abuse, and lack of representation in educational policy and curricula.