Phi Sigma Pi is committed to providing our membership with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) resources, guidance and programming. It is important to remember that Members may be at different levels regarding their knowledge of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion terminology, understanding and allyship. Our programming aims to support Member and Chapter education in all areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion so that Phi Sigma Pi Members are able to be leaders on their campuses and in their communities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Phi Sigma Pi is committed to being a diverse, inclusive and equitable organization as we improve humanity with honor. 

What does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mean?


Diversity refers to the composition of a group of people from any number of demographic backgrounds, identities (innate and selected), and the collective strength of their experiences, beliefs, values, skills and perspectives.

Definition from ASAE Terminology


Equity is not the same as equality. Equity is not about everybody getting the same thing (equality), but rather about everybody getting what they need in order to improve the quality of their situation.


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Inclusion is the act of establishing philosophies, policies, practices and procedures so organizations and individuals contributing to the organizations' success have a more level playing field to compete, and equal access to opportunities, information and resources.

Definition from ASAE Terminology

National Office Action Items

In our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, there are several goals and strategies that directly address DEI. It is intended, however, that all goals and strategies be considered and implemented through a DEI lens. In addition, we have purposefully included our DEI statement in the Strategic Plan, as we will be applying that statement to all action items.

Some of our specific items include:

  • Conduct a Membership Survey. This was completed in July 2020.
  • Establish DEI Recruitment model
  • Review barriers to achieving DEI in our governing documents
  • Perform assessment for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
  • Ensure equitable access is available to all potential new members, members and stakeholders.

DEI Chapter Strategic Plan

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion needs to be a focus for all Phi Sigma Pi Chapters. Below are resources and guidelines on how to start the conversation about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in your Chapter, on your campus and in your local community. It is important to remember that Members of your Chapter may be at different levels of awareness and allyship.

This model shows how sixteen sample practices can provide for developing self, others around us and the organization(s) we are involved in.

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DEI Chapter Strategic Plan

This model was adapted from ProInspire's Leadership Guide Matrix.

For our statement on systemic racism, our ongoing and next steps and recommendations for additional resources, please visit

 If you have additional ideas for how we can continue to educate and provide action items, please let us know at