While many groups at the University promote discussion or political action, few so clearly articulate the goal of bringing together students who have different values.
As it stands, the current system allows fraternal organizations to exploit the good intentions of educational courses. These organizations can fulfill their requirements without ever engaging seriously with this important material.
Empathetic language uses terms and definitions endorsed by marginalized communities and seeks to overturn traditional social hierarchies.
Front-line activism is vital to the work of challenging systems of oppression. It is not, however, the only way to fight back, nor should it be.