An Indianapolis based Sorority is going to open its doors to allow transgender “women” into their group.
Alpha Chi Omega decided that their group needed to evolve, and its over a hundred year old sorority needed to embrace modernity. The sorority was created in 1885. Last month, President Angela Costley Harris, said it was time for the 132-year-old organization to evolve in a video message.
“To stay relevant in today’s world, Alpha Chi must be inclusive of all who live and identify as women regardless of their gender assigned at birth,” Harris added.
Harris urged all members current and old to support the new measure and support the future pledges.
The Daily Mail reports:
The change came after a year during which Alpha Chi Omega, which was founded in 1885 in Indianapolis, was challenged to ‘reexamine the concepts of sisterhood and sorority’, Harris said in the video statement.
Members from all around the country previously reached out to the sorority’s headquarters, asking for ‘guidance’ after transgender women said they would like to join their Alpha Chi Omega chapters.
‘To stay relevant in today’s world, Alpha Chi must be inclusive of all who live and identify as women regardless of their gender assigned at birth,’ Harris added.
The president urged other members to support the decision and embrace their sorority’s new policy.
‘We recognize that for some of our sisters, embracing this position means adopting a new mindset, and as our understanding of gender identity evolves, so must Alpha Chi Omega,’ she said.
Notable alumnae of the sorority include ER actress Laura Innes and former US Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice.