ODPHI Leading in Diversity
National Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Joél-Léhi Organista crossed Fall 13 from the Beta Zeta University of Utah Chapter. He’s held various chapter position including PME, and has been MGC president, and National Undergraduate Rep. Joél-Léhi is an immigrant from México City, Chapultepec. He’s a polyglot who speaks Spanish, English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Nahuatl. Joél-Léhi is diagnosed within the autism spectrum. He created his own undergraduate degree titled, Social Justice Pedagogy, and is certified in Applied Positive Psychology. He is currently doing his masters program at Columbia University. Joél-Léhi can be reached via e-mail here.
Goal (achieve): The Diversity Team is dedicated to empowering the multiculturalism in our brotherhood through helping create One Culture where Every Knight Counts!
Purpose (reason): Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. is a multicultural service/social fraternity that provides a diverse fraternal experience to ANY man. We help empower the multiculturalism in our brotherhood build community, empathy, support, and resilience in order to fulfill our two goals of graduating our members and serving the community.
Vision & Values: Envision a brotherhood with One Culture where Every Knight Counts! Through our traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership, and multicultural values of Compassion, Authenticity, Courage, and Vulnerability, that One Culture will empower the multiculturalism in our brotherhood.
-Using the four methods of Policy, Conference/Events, Advising/Training and Programming
-Have each committee be led by members of the communities it serves.
The Four Methods to accomplish our goal, mission, and vision.
Policy: reviewing, updating, proposing and implement policies that create the institutional support and pathway for possible resources and support.
Conferences / Events: being proactive in providing the space(s), resources, and teams at conference that are national, and regional. This also includes regional brotherhood retreats, brotherhood events, and other large official gatherings of brothers where we can increase the resources, education, and support needed for any/all the committee themes.
Advising / Trainings: Create content for training all national and regional officers, with the information on the updated policies, best practices, resources, protocol, and leadership they need to follow, do, or provide. This will include a possible chapter/alumni advisor certification program that includes that information for them so advisors align their advising to the chapters to our policy, values, and national vision of our brotherhood.
Programming: Is focused on the undergrads/graduates actives body in the chapters. Through educational blocks/session at conferences, brotherhood events, digital spaces/communities, digital content, materials, and resources, our active brothers will become empathic, empowered, and resilient brothers.
The 5 committees in the Diversity Team
-Bias Incidents & Restorative Practices
-Mental Wellness & Suicide Prevention
Interested brothers can get involved here.
Suggestions can be shared here.
Additionally, we have officially launched 4 digital spaces & communities, and also an official ODPhi Diversity FB page. Here are the links and names of the groups.
ODPhi Diversity, Inclusion, & Multiculturalism Page
ODPhi Mental Wellness & Suicide Prevention Group
ODPhi LGBTQ+* Support Group
Must contact me to be added to it, because it is only open to members that identify as part of the LGBTQ community
ODPhi (dis)ability Accessibility Group
ODPhi Dreamers Group
Omega Delta Phi Fraterity, Inc.
National Director of Diversity