Diversity Statement


formally adopted January 2019

The Best in People comes from our Originality and together we make Denver Elks 17 Exceptional.


Denver Lodge 17 Diversity Statement:


DIVERSITY STATEMENT. Inherent in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks  cardinal virtue of Brotherly Love, we support a culture of mutual respect regardless of gender, race, country of origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, military service, disability, and age. We celebrate the diversity of our membership and use their talents and energy to foster the Charitable works of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. We promote a safe environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value the distinct contributions of all our members and require that all members refrain from any action or deed that may be interpreted to conflict with this statement.

As members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks we take an oath to uphold the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America. Federal and state equal employment opportunity laws prohibit sexual harassment and other discriminatory practices. The Denver Lodge #17 embraces these laws. We are proud of their tradition of maintaining an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. All members have the right to an atmosphere which promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices including sexual harassment. We embrace strict guidelines prohibiting unlawful harassment in any form (i.e., verbal, physical and visual harassment). Such conduct is also prohibited whether it affects either a member’s individual rights and privileges of membership or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

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