Last weekend, the Omega Phi Chi sorority held a retreat for female leaders, which aimed to support Rutgers women and promote solutions to prominent social issues.
Mason Gross School of the Arts junior Asia Dockery ran the event and said that the goal was to empower women and provide them with tools to be better leaders.
Dockery has been in the Omega Phi Chi sorority since the Spring 2016 semester and she is currently the public relations chair.
Omega Phi Chi was founded in 1988 at Rutgers to represent females from diverse backgrounds. According to the site for the national organization, the overall purpose of the sorority is to promote unity among all women.
The idea for the summit was first proposed by a member of the group in December to provide a platform for speakers to address Rutgers women, Dockery said.
While Omega Phi Chi organized the event, the Asian-American sorority Alpha Kappa Delta Phi also helped, acting as the event’s co-sponsor and co-marketer.
All of the students at the conference were considered campus leaders, Dockery said.
One of those speakers, School of Arts and Sciences senior Chelsie Riche, shared her experiences studying abroad in South Africa, emphasizing differences she saw in education based on class and race as well as the need to make lasting change.
“For the overall Rutgers community there are limitations.