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La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc. Statement on Recent Allegations

June 4, 2020

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. seeks to help prevent sexual misconduct, assault and rape on our campuses and within our communities. We have become aware of recent allegations made against members of our organization. We are committed to working with the survivors and their organization’s leadership (as applicable) in order to gather all the facts and work towards resolving and mitigating this and any future issues.

First and foremost, we believe the women and support their courage in speaking their truth. We take these allegations seriously and will investigate all allegations and hold members accountable for any and all misconduct. We ask our Hermanos to provide the space for them to share their pain, to be heard and acknowledged.

Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, we will implement the following for our organization and our members, undergraduate and alumni:

  • Review and update the Sexual Abuse and Harassment and Gender Relation Policy sections of our current Risk Management Policy
  • Institute an annual online sensitivity awareness/sexual harassment/gender violence training, accompanied by a quiz and completion certification
  • Incorporation of the above training into New Member On-Boarding Training
  • Integration of a virtual workshop with subject matter expert as part of our national convention July 2020
  • Guidance on a chapter-led virtual workshop with subject matter expert/organization to increase campus and community awareness
  • Provide all members with access to the following toolkits from the Me Too Movement website (metoomvmt.org):
    • #MeToo Masculinity, Male Privilege & Consent Discussion Guide
    • Creating a 360 Degree Day of Healing, Empowerment, and Strength
  • Storing applicable resources on our website for ease of access by members and visitors

We will provide future updates on the training and our member participation.

Finally, given the sensitivity of these matters we ask for patience while we investigate and work on implementing the above.

Since the women’s right movement began in 1848, women have fought against and demanded equality, equity and respect. In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the ‘me too’ movement focused on the experiences of survivors of sexual violence and sexual harassment of Black women and young women of color. The Hermanos of La Unidad Latina are committed to helping address this internally and within our communities and being agents of change and accountability.

We will provide future updates on the training and our member participation.