The Gustavian Weekly

Letter to the Editor (3/14/2014)

By The Weekly Staff | March 14, 2014 | Letters to the Editor

To the Gustavus community:

We, the Tau Mu Tau Sorority, would like to express our sincerest apologies to those offended by the culturally derogatory costume choice by one of our members at a social event this past weekend. We do not condone intolerance of any kind and are working to ensure that this individual is held accountable for her actions.

First and foremost, we are committed – as an organization and as individuals – to educating ourselves about cultural differences and the harmful effects of furthering stereotypes.  We hope the community is aware that the actions by this specific individual do not, in any way, reflect our individual or organizational values and beliefs.

Moving forward, we will continue engaging in conversations and educational efforts with our members as well as the leaders of various organizations on campus to promote a strong understanding of, and commitment to, the diversity we so deeply value within the Greek community, on campus, and beyond.

We are committed to taking all steps necessary to make amends to our community.  During this time, we ask the Gustavus community to support our effort to promote continued multicultural awareness.

 

Sincerely,

The Tau Mu Tau Sorority

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