The National APIDA Panhellenic Association (NAPA) announces association-wide partnership with RAINN (the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
The National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Panhellenic Association (NAPA) is proud to announce an association-wide partnership with RAINN to bring sexual misconduct and allyship training to members in all 20 NAPA organizations. NAPA is committed to combating sexual misconduct, and through the collaboration with RAINN, plans to bring professional guidance, educational programming, and support to survivors and allies.
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. RAINN provides subject-matter expertise regarding sexual violence prevention, awareness, and response services to organizations as requested. NAPA serves to advocate the needs of its member organizations and provides a forum to share ideas and resources within its members. NAPA supports the development of positive relations through open communication with interfraternal partners to enrich the fraternal experience.
This partnership with RAINN strengthens NAPA’s commitment to supporting member organizations and their efforts to educate, support, and guide community members in issues involving sexual violence and misconduct. The partnership will focus on providing educational programming, allyship training, and collaborative discussions based on membership feedback on sexual misconduct for NAPA members, alumni, and leadership. The collaboration was originally formed through a cooperative effort among organizational leadership, spearheaded by an internal NAPA working group led by Tram Alisa Vo (Board of Directors, alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc) that aims to ensure content is customized for the NAPA community.
“This partnership is a momentous collaboration and a deep commitment to combating sexual misconduct for NAPA,” said Bilal Badruddin, NAPA Chair. “While NAPA has a history of partnering with organizations that work to combat issues that impact the APIDA community, the collaboration with RAINN is particularly exciting because of their history of holistic education and support. We look forward to partnering with RAINN to support our members and to continue to combat sexual violence through education.”
NAPA is comprised of 20 member fraternities and sororities:
alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Sigma Rho National Sorority, Inc.
Beta Chi Theta National Fraternity, Inc.
Chi Sigma Tau National Fraternity, Inc.
Delta Epsilon Psi National Fraternity, Inc.
Delta Kappa Delta National Sorority, Inc.
Delta Phi Lambda National Sorority, Inc.
Delta Phi Omega National Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Iota National Fraternity, Inc.
Iota Nu Delta National Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Phi Lambda National Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Pi Beta National Fraternity, Inc.
Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.
Pi Alpha Phi National Fraternity, Inc.
Pi Delta Psi National Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Beta Rho National Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Psi Zeta National Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Sigma Rho National Sorority, Inc.
For more information about NAPA or the NAPA and RAINN partnership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, visit www.rainn.org.
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.
Bilal Badruddin, Chair
National APIDA Panhellenic Association