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UT FSL Team Wins Competition Focusing on Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusivity

Published: May 13, 2019
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By planning to inspire social activism among members of campus fraternities, a student team at The University of Tampa was recently selected as the 2019 Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values CAMPUSPEAK PITCH competition winner.

By planning to inspire social activism among members of campus fraternities, a student team at The University of Tampa was recently selected as the 2019 Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values CAMPUSPEAK PITCH competition winner.

The team’s proposal focused on ideas around social justice, diversity and inclusivity within Fraternity and Sorority Life and the campus community and will be implemented beginning Fall 2019. The team plans to engage campus fraternity and sorority chapters in a coordinated effort of social activism by standardizing chapter service and philanthropy initiatives. The team’s plan includes an educational promotion campaign complementing the speakers and interactive workshop training of student leaders and general community members.

The competition was held in Indianapolis in February, and 23 UT student leaders in the Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) community, along with two UT staff members, attended. UT students Elizabeth Ho Sing Loy, president of the College Panhellenic Association, and AJ Sita, vice president of recruitment of the Interfraternity Council, competed in and won the PITCH competition.

PITCH is a “Shark Tank” style competition, and the UT team won $15,000 of CAMPUSPEAK educational resources in the form of speakers, interactive workshops, customized programs, consulting services, assessment support and educational promotion campaign to address a specific issue in their campus community.

“We are excited that CAMPUSPEAK can support these student leaders within the fraternity and sorority community at the University of Tampa. Their work will help students not only understand and identify privilege; but more importantly understand and identify their opportunity to positively impact others through social activism,” said David Stollman, president and co-founder of CAMPUSPEAK.