ALANA Cultural Center, 13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

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Greek Letter Organizations (GLO) have been described anecdotally as exclusive and unwelcoming environments for students from marginalized backgrounds. This panel will feature DEI chairs from some of Colgate's GLOs and will discuss the work that is being done to combat some of these challenges.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Esther Rosbrook, director of the ALANA Cultural Center.


Cynthia Ortiz-Naranjo class of 2025 plans to major in International Relations and minoring in Economics on a pre-law track. She is the co-president of the Pre-Law Society, Social Media Chair of Spanish Language Debate Society, and DEI Chair at Delta Delta Delta. Her hobbies include playing for Colgate's club soccer team and sophomores.

Natalie Hatton, class of 2024, from Newton, Massachusetts, is a Sociology major and an African-American Studies minor, BEDI VP for Gamma Phi Beta & Member of the "Do Random Acts of Kindness" club.

Shayla Walley, class of 2025 hailing from Nevada. She is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Economics. She is currently the DEI co-chair for Delta Delta Delta and a member of the budget comittee. She is interested in fostering inclusive workspaces and the development of AI technology, which are things she hopes to pursue in the future as well.

Rhoman Elvis class of 2025 is from Germantown, Maryland plans on double majoring in Educational Studies and History. Rhoman is heavily involved around campus; Brother of Phi Kappa Tau, first year representative of Brothers and the Black Student Union, member of the Mabel Dart Colegrove Commons Council, Senator in SGA, ALANA ambassador lead, and part of OUS/first@colgate. He is very passionate about making campus as inclusive as possible and helping the Black community post Colgate.

Danny Arias class of 2023 from Long Island, New York, is double majoring in English and Educational Studies. He is the President of Brothers, the Promotional Director of LASO (Latin American Student Organization), DEI Chair of Phi Kappa Tau, and part of OUS/First@Colgate. His future plans include going to graduate school to obtain a Masters at Teaching and begin his teaching career.

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