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As a trade association for APIDA fraternities and sororities, we understand that it is our responsibility to call our members to action and mobilize our communities to create change. To help our members understand the urgency of the movement and become involved, we have compiled this guide of resources for the APIDA community.

Alpha Sigma Rho Joins the NAPA Community

NAPA’s Newest Sorority Affirms Association’s Commitment to Expansion The National APIDA Panhellenic Association is proud to welcome its newest member, Alpha Sigma Rho National Sorority, Inc. With charters granted in 10 universities across seven states concentrated in the southwest and east coast regions of America, Alpha Sigma Rho joins NAPA as the Association’s 19th member organization effective March 30th, 2020. “It has been four years since NAPA has added a member organization, and the addition of Alpha Sigma Rho exemplifies our mission of continuing to support the growth of APIDA fraternities and sororities,” says NAPA Chair Bilal Badruddin. “We believe that Alpha Sigma Rho’s membership will be mutually beneficial, and I look forward to seeing both NAPA and Alpha Sigma Rho grow.” Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on April 2, 1998 at the University of Georgia at Athens. The organization was created to provide and serve as representation for Asian women within the university campus and the community. As the first Asian-interest sorority established in the state of Georgia, their founders aimed to build an organization that embodied Asian-awareness, diversity, academics, and sisterhood. “When we received our invitation to join NAPA, it was the best news that we received in a while given what’s going on in the world right now, and we are thankful for this opportunity,” says Alpha Sigma Rho National President Elysia Boleware. “It is with our hope that Alpha Sigma Rho and NAPA organizations can unite to bring Asian awareness to the university campus and community as a means of providing education and understanding to those unfamiliar with Asian values and traditions; it is important that America sees more Asian representation and recognize that we are in this together.” “We enjoyed communicating with Alpha Sigma Rho’s National Board throughout the entire affiliation process and are energized to see them flourish in our community,” says Director of Research and Development Bryan Dosono. “We commit to providing them with resources and support to enable them fully to live their mission.” ### About NAPA NAPA organizations set the gold standard for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) fraternities and sororities. In addition to meeting the association’s base standards, NAPA member organizations are exposed to resources and expertise to help them continually improve and be the best they can be. Universities, Greek Councils, and students want the best APIDA fraternities and sororities on campus and they can find them in NAPA. Contact Bilal Badruddin, Chair National APIDA Panhellenic Association chair@napa-online.org

2019 #NAPAUNITY Photo Challenge Champions

In the span of 3 weeks, 91 local chapters, 2 university councils, and 12 national organizations collectively generated more than 1,260 posts consisting of photos and videos of #NAPAUNITY in action! NAPA recognizes the following 105 Instagram accounts that champion excellence, impact, and unity among Asian American Greek Letter Organizations! ✨ @akdphi • @albanynapc • @aphig_dpu • @aphig_niu • @aphig_uic • @betachitheta99 • @buffaloakdphi • @cmukpl • @cst_uic • @cst_uiuc • @cst_uwm • @cst_uwmadison • @csusmakdphi • @deltaepsilonpsi • @deltakappadelta • @deltaphiomega98 • @deltasigmaiota • @depsi_ae • @depsi_ag • @depsi_ai • @depsi_ak • @depsi_al • @depsi_beta • @depsi_mu • @depsi_tcnj • @depsi_xi • @depsitau • @dkd_temple • @dkd_unt • @dkdbaylor • @dkdtamu • @dkduic • @dphio_phi • @dpo_alphaalpha • @dpo_gamma • @dpo_phi • @dpo_uconn • @dpu_lphie • @drexelsigmas • @dsi_alpha • @dsi_delta • @dsi_gamma • @dsi_uncc • @dsi_zetamsu • @ecu_ind • @ind_newark • @ind_nyit • @ind_statenisland • @kappaphigamma • @kappaphilambda • @kappapibeta • @kphig_lambda • @kphig_nu • @kphigmu • @kphigupsilon • @kpib_betachapter • @kpib_gammachapter • @kpib_mizzou • @kpib_purdue • @kusigmapsizeta • @lambdaphiepsilon • @lincolndphil • @lincolnlambdas • @madisondphil • @madisonsyz • @masonsyz • @napacouncil • @niu_chisigs • @nytechsigmasigmarho • @pdpsi.ucf • @phisyz • @ritlambdas • @ritsigmas • @sigmabetarho • @sigmapsizeta • @sigmasigmarho • @syracuselambdas • @tcnjsigmasigmarho • @ualbanylambdas • @uc.chisigs • @ucdphil • @ucf_depsi • @uconndphil • @uconnkpl • @ufpdpsi • @uicakdphi • @umassbetachi • @umbclambdas • @umcpadkphi • @umichakdphi • @umnpdpsi • @uncc_kpl • @uncgsigmasigmarho • @unlsyz • @usf_akdphi • @usf_depsi • @usf.pdpsi • @usfkappas • @uvakdphi • @uvasigmas • @uww.cst • @wichitachisigs • @wichitasigmas • @wisconsinakdphi • @wisconsinlphie In the spirit of the holidays, NAPA invites everyone to share in its annual "12 Days of #NAPAUNITY" Photo Challenge! Starting today, tag #NAPAUNITY in photos with fellow fraternity and sorority members that fit the theme of the day. Those who complete th… https://t.co/SJzo9fozsN pic.twitter.com/s2t20QyVBg — NAPA (@NAPAHQ) December 9, 2019

2019 NAPA Standards of Excellence Award Recipients

For Immediate Release Anaheim, CA—The National APIDA Panhellenic Association hosted its annual Standards of Excellence Awards at the close of the 2019 Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting (AFAAM). “It’s exciting to see so many amazing accomplishments from our organizations and members,” says NAPA Chair Hannah Seoh. “For us it’s a great way to close out the Annual Meeting in community and celebration of our community.” 2019 Award Recipients Individual Recognition Advisor of the Year: Sheri Stevens, University at Albany Lambda Phi Epsilon Change Agent of the Year: Arati Bhattacharya Saha (ΔΚΔ) Professional of the Year: Aparna Divaraniya (ΔΚΔ) Undergraduate of the Year: Alyssa Ledesma (ΔΦΩ) Volunteer of the Year: Bilal Badruddin (ΔΕΨ) Local Chapter Recognition Outstanding Cultural Programming: Rutgers University Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Outstanding Educational Programming: University of Nebraska–Lincoln Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. Outstanding Philanthropic Programming: University of Illinois at Chicago Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. Outstanding Recruitment Programming: Rochester Institute of Technology Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. Outstanding University Council: University of Central Florida Diversified Greek Council National Recognition Alumni Initiative of the Year: alpha Kappa Delta Phi Alumnae Association Foundation of the Year: alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Foundation Publication of the Year: Alpha Phi Gamma F.Y.I. Newsletter Social Media Campaign of the Year: Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. “Woman’s History Month” Campaign Collaboration of the Year: University of Nebraska–Lincoln Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. APIDA Heritage Week “I am continually blown away by the dedication and commitment of individuals and organizations within NAPA to elevate the standards of excellence for APIDA Greeks and create representation within the larger community,” says NAPA Treasurer Pujitha Kallakuri. “I am proud to see the sheer number of exemplary individuals and organizations.” 2019 Award Judges The 2019 application cycle received 70 submissions reviewed by 12 judges across a mix of student affairs, fraternity/sorority headquarters, and corporate professional backgrounds. Individual Recognition Award Judges Bisma Gowani, Vice President Internal, Kappa Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Wanda Johnson, Alumna, Zeta Phi Beta National Sorority, Inc. Priyanka Mehta, Alumna, Delta Phi Omega National Sorority, Inc. Huong Truong, Graduate Assistant, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Missouri Local Recognition Award Judges Allison Chanthavong, Vice President External, Alpha Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Mat Greer, Coordinator, Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Office of Student Activities at Temple University Kody Guedes, Graduate Resident Director at Salem State University Erika Rivera, Alumna, Gamma Alpha Omega National Sorority, Inc. National Recognition Award Judges Di’Monique George, Associate Director, Rochester Institute of Technology Associate Director for Student Engagement Marie Hinds, National President, Lambda Tau Omega National Sorority, Inc. Sharon Strange Lewis, Alumna, Alpha Kappa Alpha National Sorority, Inc. Travis Roberts, Assistant Director, American University Fraternity & Sorority Life “These are all exceptionally talented, selfless individuals that set great examples for their respective chapters and organizations,” says Wanda Johnson of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. “It was very interesting getting to review organizations efforts from another council, as a Latino Greek it was actually very eye-opening and very enjoyable too see other Greeks of color really do some amazing work in the country,” says Kody Guedes of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. “I took great pride in being allowed to review the work that is being done. Everyone has worked extremely hard and the passion is showing continue to strive for greatness and continue to make a difference in the world!” ### About NAPA NAPA organizations set the gold standard for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) fraternities and sororities. In addition to meeting the association’s base standards, NAPA member organizations are exposed to resources and expertise to help them continually improve and be the best they can be. Universities, Greek Councils, and students want the best APIDA fraternities and sororities on campus and they can find them in NAPA. Contact Hannah Seoh, Chair National APIDA Panhellenic Association chair@napa-online.org Welcome to NAPA

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