I am a member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), a diversity society that promotes the advancement of Native Americans and other indigenous groups in STEM fields, among other things. I also consider the membership to be a record of my leadership skills, as I was an officer for my university AISES chapter, thus I would like to think that this is a good thing to include on my applications and/or resume.
Question: Will it negatively affect my application status if I include this information in my application (NOT in the optional EEO diversity information part)? I'm worried that if I include this information, my application may be disqualified by them possibly deducing my ethnic background. I'd appreciate any thoughts on the matter.
EDIT: I should clarify that I'm not worried they will disqualify me solely based on my ethnic background, but rather for some bureaucratic reason, as though finding out about something that is normally reported confidentially (through voluntary EEO fields) will affect my status.