Grayson Eady received the Billiee Pendleton-Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship, which was presented at the 2020 Georgia Tech Lavender Awards. This event was held virtually on April 22 via Facebook.
This award honors an individual, campus organization, or department that has demonstrated courageous and compassionate allyship to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or asexual (LGBTQIA) communities throughout the past year. These contributions help to make the campus a safer and more inclusive, welcoming, and respectful community for LGBTQIA students, faculty, and staff.
Eady is a second-year electrical engineering major in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is currently the associate member coordinator of the Delta Chi fraternity. While in this position, he decided to independently attend the LGBTQIA resource center’s Greek Allies training. Eady decided to attend, so that he could be best prepared to mentor all new members that would join in Spring 2020 Rush. After sharing with many fraternity members the great things he had learned from the training, Eady then organized a subsequent Greek Allies training at Delta Chi, which all new members attended as well as some current brothers.
In addition to being committed to Greek Ally education, Eady fosters inclusive environments at The Hive, where he is a peer instructor. He engages other campus leaders and community leaders – such as leaders of campus organizations, campus ministries, and other fraternities – in frequent, independent conversations about better including the LGBTQIA community. Eady also regularly talks with other leaders about how members of the LGBTQIA community can be better supported and represented on campus, roadblocks to such support, and how people can make a difference in their daily lives.
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Last revised July 15, 2020