Location: Seattle, WA – Omega Delta Phi announced the creation of a brand new national position under the Leadership & Development team. Brother Joél-Léhi Organista has been hired as Director of Diversity for Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. Across all the fraternities and sororities in the nation, Omega Delta Phi is one of the first to pioneer with the creation of this position.

Brother Joél-Léhi Organista crossed into our brotherhood in the Fall of 2013 at the University of Utah, Beta Zeta Chapter. He crossed as a solo and became the Beta line. Throughout his time as a brother, he served multiple positions including Rush Chair, PME, MGC President, and most notable National Undergrad Rep in the National Executive Council during 2014-2015. During his time as a student at the University of Utah, Brother Joél-Léhi created his own major of Social Justice Pedagogy, and also getting certified in Applied Positive Psychology. Joél-Léhi is originally from La Ciudad de México Chapultepec. He’s a polyglot who speaks Spanish, English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Nahuatl.

When asked about his new role, Brother Joél-Léhi responded, “There is no better time to show how much we care and elevate our value of multiculturalism than in the year of increased tension, aggression, and violence towards those socialized to be seen as the ‘other’. I intend to empower the beautiful multiculturalism that is within and continues to grow in our brotherhood. There’s institutional/systemic ways to support and enable our brothers to lead authentically, which I think will do more impact in building empathy, compassion, and open hearts than any educational programing I can facilitate.”

Vice President of Leadership and Development, Ruben Hernandez said, “This is an important and needed move for the L&D department.  Moving Diversity/Inclusion as a stand-alone department allows us to have greater focus on some key initiatives as we continue to address the needs of our growing organization.”

“I’m excited for Joel as he moves directly to the L&D team.  Joel comes into this role with extensive previous Regional and National experience, and his plan for our organization’s Diversity/Inclusion direction moving forward will definitely add some highly valuable resources for our undergraduates.” added Brother Hernandez.

Director of Diversity, Joél-Léhi is currently seeking to build his own team. He seeks brothers to serve in the following four committees:

-Bias Incidents & Restorative Practices
-Mental Wellness & Suicide Prevention
-LGBTQ+* Support
-(dis)ability Accessibility
About Omega Delta Phi

Omega Delta Phi (www.omegadeltaphi.com) is a multicultural service/social fraternity that aims at graduating its members while giving back to the community. The Fraternity has established itself on over 60 campuses and continues to grow every year. Although founded mainly by Latinos, the Fraternity has traditionally always been open to men of different backgrounds, as demonstrated through its “One Culture, Any Race” philosophy.