The National APIDA Panhellenic Association celebrates the accomplishments of the LGBTQIA+ community and stands in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ members.
Announcing our newly appointed NAPA board volunteers for 2020! Please welcome our new Director of Communications, Director of Public Relations, Social Media Manager, Director of Membership, and Manager of Resources.
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.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. It celebrates the culture, traditions, history, and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
The APIDA community must support the African American community. Without solidarity, no progress can be made.
The National APIDA Panhellenic Association is proud to welcome its newest member, Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity, Inc.
Congratulations to all our graduating NAPA members this year!
NAPA is looking for volunteers to help with specific projects!
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 email@example.com
Three members of the Board are transitioning to serve NAPA in different capacities. These volunteers collectively contribute over two decades of volunteer experience on the NAPA Board to advancing the fraternal movement. Teri Chung is appointed to the role of Vice Chair and is charged with setting the strategic direction of the NAPA Executive Board. Chung previously served as NAPA Secretary since 2016 where she worked with volunteers to update policies and procedures of the association. “I am incredibly honored to return to the NAPA Board to continue to refine the gold standard for our member organizations,” says Chung. “I aim to develop a strong foundation of resources based upon NAPA’s needs from strategic planning while still reflecting and preserving the association’s purpose and history.” Bryan Dosono is appointed to the role of Director of Research and Development and will publish annual trends in membership data to shape the discourse on advising collegiate APIDA students. Dosono previously served as Director of Membership since 2017 where he created the Standards of Excellence Recognition Program, and Director of Technology in 2016. “We’ve been on a productive publishing spree over the past year in providing resource guides for university advisors, written perspectives for practitioners, and open data sets for HQ partners to make informed decisions,” says Dosono. “We’re eager to take on more opportunities to share the untold stories of our community, and I’m thrilled to elevate the significance and rigor of research for our association.” Hannah Seoh transitions into the role of Past Chair and will shape long-term projects that advance the goals of the association. Seoh previously has served as Chair since 2016, Director of Interfraternal Relations in 2015, and Secretary in 2010. “I feel honored and blessed to be able to continue in service to NAPA, especially in such uncertain times,” says Seoh. “I have no doubt that this Board will continue to push NAPA to new heights and I’m excited to be able to witness that first hand.” ### 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 firstname.lastname@example.org