The Women’s and Diversity Center seeks to increase awareness, allyship, and action at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott. The Women’s and Diversity Center strives to foster the campus’ engagement with and understanding of critical issues, including bias, power, and privilege. We actively counter racism, sexism, classism, heteronormativity, ableism, and other forms of institutionalized oppression. We aim to offer students, faculty, and staff the skills, training, and space for dialogue to serve as allies for one another on the path to a socially just and equitable society. The Women’s and Diversity Center ultimately wants to empower the campus community to take action on the issues that matter to them, guided by a social justice framework.
|American Indian / Alaska Native||7||0.3%|
|Black / African American||57||2.1%|
|Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||17||0.6%|
|Two or more races||261||9.8%|
|Total Campus Enrollment||2663|
The following is a list of some of the Prescott campus' student clubs and affiliations which actively support and advocate for women and diversity.
The Epsilon Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority is a group of sisters who share common passions and interests, are highly driven to succeed, and are constantly striving to be the best versions of themselves. Academics and philanthropy are highly emphasized within the chapter, in addition to a strong bond of loyalty to one another. Whether it involves personal tutoring, finding a partner to go to the gym with, or getting a ride to the doctor’s office, the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau, Epsilon Alpha are always there for one another.
Alpha Xi Delta inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for Sisterhood, leadership knowledge and service. Since its founding in 1893, we have grown into a strong organization consisting of more than 150,000 initiated members. We are the oldest sorority on the ERAU campus, chartered 25 years ago.
Black Student Alliance (BSA) provides a supportive community filled with understanding, lasting friendships, and culture to the students at Embry-Riddle. Members of the BSA are unified through education and celebration of the contributions to the STEM field made by both historically black figures and each other. Members will meet new people on campus through various fun-filled activities, contribute to honest conversations on current events, and have a vast group of students on campus who will advocate for them.
Chi Delta Chi is our newest chapter at Embry-Riddle Prescott. They are the first ever local organization on our campus. This means that they do not have a inter/national headquarters or any other chapters. The motto of this sorority is, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” Chi Delta Chi’s official philanthropy is Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. The sorority will also support Cystic Fibrosis.
The ISA is a chartered club on campus whose members come from all across the United States, as well as around the globe. Their purpose is to promote international understanding among all students at ERAU and to promote the sharing of ideas and cultures.
Through education, outreach programs, and social events, NGPA promotes primary organizational goals to encourage members of the LGBT community to begin piloting careers; to foster equal treatment of LGBT aviators through advocacy and outreach; to promote aviation safety; and to provide an affirming social and professional network for LGBT aviators.
Women pilots from the surrounding Phoenix area are invited to join the Phoenix Chapter. They sponsor aeronautical events, FAA seminars, and actively promote aviation safety throughout Arizona. Membership is open to all licensed (or formerly licensed) women pilots.
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) was founded in November 2007 to help Asian heritage scientific and engineering professionals achieve their full potential.
SWE’s mission is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. Our 10,000+ membership includes astronauts, corporate pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers and many others.
The Women Ambassadors are a selected group of female students who represent and promote the university’s excellence in education and assists in the Women’s Initiative to increase and retain female students. The goal of the Women’s Ambassador Program is to support the primary objective of the Women’s Initiative at Embry-Riddle: to increase female student enrollment at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Ambassadors will also aim to strengthen the bond between all females on campus.
Black Sheep Women’s Rugby is the campus’ resident rugby team. They include women of all shapes and sizes, united by their shared love of the sport. No experience is necessary to join. The women of the Black Sheep are also dedicated to helping each other succeed.
Congratulations to students Austin Phillips, Lorenzo Cabral, and Leah Murphy (pictured left to right) - Recipients of generous scholarships from the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) to be used toward their flight training.
For Leah Murphy, 26, nothing beats a pilot's-eye view. But her core motivation for going into the cockpit stems from helping others in need.