Woodmen of the World recognizes and respects the diversity of our members and our associates. In fact, we view this diversity as one of our greatest assets.
Woodmen of the World is an equal access membership organization that promotes a culture of inclusion. Membership is open to all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or occupation. As reflected in our Diversity Commitment Statement, our goal is to "create an inclusive environment where all individuals are respected, valued and encouraged to contribute to their full potential."
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 Woodmen of the World lodge.
Our Equal Access policy, which is communicated to all members and lodge officers, states:
"Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society is an Equal Access fraternal benefit society. It is the policy of Woodmen of the World to seek qualified members on a nondiscriminatory basis and to provide all members with equal access to and allow their participation in Woodmen of the World's lodge system, lodge events, fraternal benefits and all other fraternal activities on a nondiscriminatory basis."
We firmly believe that our organization is strengthened when members of all backgrounds, beliefs and life experiences take full advantage of their Woodmen of the World membership and work together for the benefit of their lodge and their community.