WoodmenLife recognizes and respects the diversity of our members and our associates. In fact, we view this diversity as one of our greatest assets.
WoodmenLife welcomes its members, regardless of background and beliefs. We respect every individual’s unique perspective and contribution. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that values differences, and creates opportunities for growth, leadership and service.
WoodmenLife is an equal access membership organization that promotes a culture of inclusion. Membership is open to all individuals who share the values of family, community, and country, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, and/or any other status, classification or factor protected by federal, state or local law.
Membership and Diversity
As a fraternal organization, we’re dedicated to enriching the lives of our members, and strengthening their communities.
To achieve this mission, it’s important that all members feel welcomed and are encouraged to participate in the activities of their local WoodmenLife chapter.
Our Equal Access policy, which is communicated to all members and chapter officers, states:
“WoodmenLife is an Equal Access membership organization that promotes a culture of inclusion. It is the policy of WoodmenLife to seek qualified members on a nondiscriminatory basis and to provide all members with equal access to and allow their participation in WoodmenLife’s chapter system, chapter events, fraternal benefits and all other fraternal activities on a nondiscriminatory basis. Membership is open to all individuals who share the values of family, community and country regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military or veteran status and/or any other classification or factor protected by federal, state or local law.”
“It is also WoodmenLife’s policy that any form of harassment of any member for any reason, not just on the basis of any factor or protected status listed above will not be tolerated.”
We firmly believe that our organization is strengthened when members of all backgrounds, beliefs and life experiences take full advantage of their WoodmenLife membership and work together for the benefit of their chapter and their community.
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